Anderson Ballard LLC is accepting cases representing surrogates, intended parents, and donors in assisted reproduction matters.
We love being involved in helping build families through assisted reproduction. Assisted reproduction includes a broad range of fertility assistance options, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), surrogacy, and egg and embryo donation.
A surrogate, also known as a gestational carrier, is a woman who agrees to carry a child for another person or couple. Gestational carriers become pregnant through IVF with an egg provided by the intended mother or an egg donor. Some surrogates are compensated for their services as a gestational carrier, while other surrogates perform their services unpaid. We have great respect for all women who wish to help others build a family through surrogacy.
Surrogates are represented by counsel during the negotiation of the surrogacy agreement between the surrogate, her spouse, if applicable, and the intended parent or parents, as well as during the court proceedings to establish the intended parents’ parental rights. We believe that it is imperative that a surrogate and her spouse, if applicable, fully understand and agree to the many detailed provisions of the surrogacy contract before it is executed.
We offer support and encouragement to intended parents who wish to build a family through surrogacy. Intended parents are represented by counsel during the negotiation of the surrogacy agreement between the surrogate, her spouse, if applicable, and the intended parent or parents, as well as during the court proceedings to establish the intended parents’ parental rights. Our goal is to make the process go as smoothly as possible for our clients. We feel that it is important to educate our clients about the surrogacy process up front, so that our clients have a broad understanding of the many considerations that go into crafting a surrogacy agreement, and together we can make a practical plan that is tailored to our clients' goals.
EGG, Sperm, AND EMBRYO DONATION
Whether you are donating or receiving donated eggs, sperm, or embryos, there are important legal issues for you to consider before your written agreement is executed.
Please contact us if you are interested in working together on your assisted reproduction matter.