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Oleaga Law, LLC is a boutique law firm dedicated to family formation.


Each family has it's own story.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to family formation law.

My mission is to guide and protect you as you grow your family through assisted reproduction or adoption.

I am experienced in all aspects of family formation law, including:


Egg Donation

Sperm Donation

Embryo Donation

Embryo Disposition

Prenuptial Agreements


Stepparent Adoption

Second Parent Adoption

Let me help.

Surrogacy Lawyer: Janene Oleaga


The ever-changing legal landscape of assisted reproduction law.

I represent intended parents from the very start of their family planning journey through the birth of their child and beyond.

But my clients aren't only intended parents.

I also represent the gestational carriers, surrogates, egg donors, sperm donors, and embryo donors helping families fulfill their dreams of parenthood.

I attended Loyola University in Maryland before graduating from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University with a concentration in International Law.  This expertise has uniquely positioned me to represent clients involved in international surrogacy arrangements.  I am licensed to practice law in Maine, New Hampshire, and New York.

More than just an attorney.

Pro-family advocacy will always be my passion.  I testified at the Maine legislature in support of LD 1539: An Act to Provide Access to Fertility Care.  Thanks to the individuals and organizations who supported this bill, insurance coverage for Mainers seeking fertility treatments will begin January 1, 2024.  I also testify every year with RESOLVE in support of pro-family legislation at the federal level.


I have been a legal resource to:

Out Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Above the Law, Good Housekeeping, Kindbody, Legal Zoom, Flo Health, Equality Maine, Connecting Rainbows, and more.

I was awarded 40 Under 40 by Maine Business Journal in their inaugural class of 2022.  

I received a SCORE award for my work in Maine, SCORE 2021 business awards,

and was featured in: On the Record: Janene Oleaga.  

I am a member of the American Bar Association Reproductive Technology Committee and Adoption Committee,

the Maine State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association,

the National LGBTQ+ Bar Foundation, RESOLVE New England, and Men Having Babies.

Before starting this ART and adoption practice,  I practiced criminal defense in Memphis, Tennessee, volunteered with Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) in Portland, Maine, and served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for MaineShare, a non-profit organization.

I began this practice for one reason:

to help grow and protect families.  


Whether you are growing your family through assisted reproductive technology or adoption; whether you are working with a gestational carrier or planning conception with the assistance of an egg donor, sperm donor, or embryo donor; or whether you are exploring options for your embryos,

I am here to advise and guide you.

ABA Member ART and Adoption
40 Under 40 Award
Men Having Babies
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LGBTQ+ Bar Member (FLI)
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SHAPE: How Does Surrogacy Work, Exactly?
Portland Press Herald
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