Surrogacy occurs when a woman becomes pregnant for the purpose of carrying a child for intended parents. A traditional surrogate uses her own egg and the intended father’s sperm. A woman is called a gestational surrogate when she becomes pregnant using a donor egg fertilized outside her womb. The family receiving the child are called the intended parents.
ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technology. ART includes all fertility treatments where egg and sperm are combined in the laboratory and returned to the woman’s body. The woman can be the egg donor or an unrelated gestational carrier.
Susan Moffet providse professional, personalized service to clients who are either intended parents or surrogates. She works with reputable clinics and medical professionals to help our clients with the match and transfer processes. We also assist intended parents and surrogates who locate each other outside our office or a clinic with the legal and practical aspects of the process.
Before beginning medical procedures, the intended parents and surrogate will enter into a contract with each other setting out each party’s obligations toward their mutual goal of achieving pregnancy, birth, and legal parenthood. The surrogacy contract will cover such issues as surrogate compensation, health and life insurance, non-covered medical expenses, medical screening, psychological evaluations, and attorney fees.
Susan Moffet will help you during the contract creation process and the subsequent legal process required to establish the intended parent’s legal relationship to the child.