Our guest is
attorney Theresa M. Erickson, a nationally recognized expert in
Family Formation Law, especially third party
reproduction such as surrogacy and
egg donation. She is the Founding Member of the
American College of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption Lawyers, and
the lead author of Assisted Reproduction, the Complete Guide to
Having a Baby with the Help of a Third Party.
Advantages and disadvantages of using a known
Advantages and disadvantages of using an agency
to find a surrogate.
to find a reputable agency?
to find an attorney that specializes in
to include in the contract?
need for both the intended parents and surrogate to have separate
the surrogate lives in a state where the law is not conducive to
surrogacy, can the surrogate go to a more surrogate friendly state
to give birth?
possible for the intended parents to be listed on the original
to insure that intended parents will have full parental rights over
the child from birth?
necessary for the surrogate to terminate parental
some states, must intended parents go through an adoption to gain
to choose a surrogacy agency?
expensive is surrogacy?
is included in the surrogacy cost?
hidden fees should you look for in surrogacy
flags to notice when choosing a surrogate.
you really save money by going abroad to find a surrogate? What are
the risks of using a surrogate from another country?
can you avoid some of the legal risk to surrogacy?
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