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Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a fairly new concept as an alternative to adoption and traditional biological birth parentage. Since there is very little legal precedent to use in decisions to consider surrogacy, it is imperative to have a lawyer on your side that is experienced in family law and will give you the best legal advice available when you choose to move forward with the surrogacy process.

Your surrogacy attorney at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will be sure that all legal agreements are correctly written and enforced, as well as discuss all of your rights as the intended parents before and after the surrogacy process takes place. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania does not have any surrogacy laws at this time, which is why Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. are the ever- chosen surrogacy attorneys in the Harrisburg area. We have helped many couples enter into successful surrogacy agreements, creating happy and healthy families with children who are biologically or partially biologically related.

Traditional Surrogacy vs. Gestational Surrogacy

There are two types of surrogacies: traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy is one in which an artificial insemination takes place with the surrogate mother and the intended father's sperm. Gestational surrogacy is one in which the surrogate mother is implanted by an egg from an egg donor or possibly the intended mother as well as sperm from a sperm donor or possibly the intended father. In both instances the child is able to carry biological traits from one or both of its intended parents.

Whether you are intending to start the surrogacy process for either a traditional or gestational surrogacy, a surrogacy agreement is necessary. Your surrogacy attorney at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will help you draft this considering many factors. You will want to determine who the legal parents will be, the surrogate mother, who the financial burden will fall on for all medical and legal procedures as well as any payment being made to the surrogate mother, who the egg donor will be, who the sperm donor will be as well as an agreement as to how many times the process with be tried until it is successful.

Our Attorneys Can Help

In addition to the surrogacy agreement, we will help arrange adoptions, name changes, etc that may be necessary after the birth of the child.

At Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P., we understand that infertility is a difficult burden to bear for couples who wish to have children. But there are options and surrogacy is one of them. Give us a call today for your free consultation to discuss your surrogacy situation.