Scientific advancements have created new opportunities for couples and individuals to start a family. However, giving birth with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART) can present complex legal issues. Whether you are interested in a surrogacy arrangement to start or grow your family or a potential surrogate seeking to help another family, our Washington, D.C. family law attorneys at DiPietro Law Group, PLLC can provide knowledgeable and compassionate legal services.
Our firm can assist clients with the following issues related to surrogacy:
- Traditional surrogacy
- Gestation surrogacy
- Anonymous and semi-anonymous surrogacy
- Egg donation
- Sperm donation
- Background checks
- Surrogacy consultation
- Drafting surrogacy contracts
- Parenting plans and visitation rights
- Establishing parental rights
How We Can Help
A surrogacy can often happen in two ways: traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy occurs when a woman is artificially inseminated with sperm, while a gestational surrogacy happens when a woman undergoes an embryo transfer to carry the pregnancy to term. Either path a family chooses requires a skilled family lawyer to draft the comprehensive agreements and protect the intended parents’ rights.
When it comes to egg and sperm donations, we can protect you from donor or surrogate misconduct. Despite the number of screenings a donor has to go through, it cannot completely eliminate donor misrepresentation. On the other hand, a donor may attempt to claim parental rights over a child.
Speak with Our Legal Team Today
The goal of surrogacy is giving birth to a healthy child and ensuring the names of the intended parents are on the birth certificate. Our Washington family law attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of Washington law to help you navigate the intricacies of the legal process in order to protect you and your family from any surrogacy issues.
Contact us and request a confidential consultation to discuss your case today.