New York Attorney For Assisted Fertility And Surrogacy
The frustration and sadness of not being able to conceive a child are heartbreaking. Fortunately, today, there are advanced medical procedures that can help couples become parents, even if they cannot conceive. Many couples in New York and across the country are choosing assisted fertility and surrogacy to grow their families.
I have significant experience guiding parents through the assisted fertility and surrogacy processes. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, I am familiar with the unique laws that apply to your situation. As a father who has taken a nontraditional route to parenthood, I also have a good understanding of what you are personally going through.
When we meet, we will discuss the process, the rights of all parties, expenses and who will carry the child. If you do not have a surrogate yet, I can help you explore your options and make recommendations that will benefit you in the long run.
What Is Compassionate Surrogacy?
New York law does not recognize agreements between parents and surrogates as binding contracts. Although biological parents or the future adoptive parents cannot pay for the service of a surrogate or gestational carrier, they may pay for many pregnancy-related expenses. Many couples work directly with a fertility clinic to cover their surrogate’s medical expenses. In every case, it is wise to have a written agreement for everyone to follow, so expectations about the process are clear.
It is important to consult with a lawyer who is familiar with New York’s laws on surrogacy and assisted fertility before you begin the process. I will answer your many questions and help you understand what to expect.
When Adoption Is Necessary
If a surrogate is carrying your biological child, you may be able to obtain an order of parentage from the court, so that your names will be on the birth certificate. Unfortunately, courts do not always grant this order, which can be very frustrating for the biological parents. In these cases, the adoption process may be necessary. As an attorney who has handled more than 2,000 adoption cases, you will be in good hands and have peace of mind knowing that you have effective representation.
To share your story and learn about how I can help you, please call me, Gregory Franklin, at 585-666-3239, ext. 307 or get in touch online. My law firm, Ashcraft Franklin & Young, LLP, is located in Rochester, New York.