For a twice weekly newsletter with the latest news on infertility & adoption.
Are you primarily interested in?
 Infertility     Adoption
Your information will never be sold, traded or shared
Infertility Resources Adoption Resources

PHP Module


Highlights from July 8, 2009 Creating a Family radio show


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 surrogate.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using an agency to find a surrogate.
  • How to find a reputable agency?
  • How to find an attorney that specializes in surrogacy contracts?
  • What to include in the contract?
  • The need for both the intended parents and surrogate to have separate legal representation.
  • If 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?
  • Is it possible for the intended parents to be listed on the original birth certificate?
  • How to insure that intended parents will have full parental rights over the child from birth?
  • Is it necessary for the surrogate to terminate parental rights?
  • In some states, must intended parents go through an adoption to gain parental rights?
  • How to choose a surrogacy agency?
  • How expensive is surrogacy?
  • What is included in the surrogacy cost?
  • What hidden fees should you look for in surrogacy arrangements?
  • Red flags to notice when choosing a surrogate.
  • Can you really save money by going abroad to find a surrogate? What are the risks of using a surrogate from another country?
  • How can you avoid some of the legal risk to surrogacy?

For More information be sure to check out our CAF Video on Choices You'll Face When Creating Your Family Through Surrogacy


Newsletter Sign Up

We keep you informed with what's happening here at Creating a Family (blog, radio show, videos,...) and in the world of adoption and infertility via our twice weekly e-newsletter. We'd love to have you join our merry little band. Your info is safe with us--no sharing for any reason.
Are you primarily interested in?  Infertility     Adoption
Please enable Javascript in your browser!
The Creating a Family Show is Brought to You by:
Please support those who support us!

Nice Social Bookmark

FacebookMySpaceTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRedditLinkedinRSS Feed