GESTATIONAL CARRIER AGREEMENTS
A Gestational Carrier Agreement or Surrogacy Agreement defines the rights and obligations of all parties involved in a surrogacy arrangement. This document is the basis for establishing the parental rights of the Intended Parents, and for terminating any parental rights of the Gestational Carrier or Surrogate. A well drafted Gestational Carrier Agreement acts as a roadmap for the entire surrogacy journey.
What's the difference?
A Gestational Carrier carries a child she is not genetically related to for the benefit of the Intended Parent(s). A Traditional Surrogate both provides the egg used in conception and carries the child for the benefit of the Intended Parent(s).
Each state has different surrogacy laws.
In New York, Gestational Carrier Agreements are governed by the Child Parent Security Act. Surrogacy in New York requires the guidance of an experienced New York surrogacy attorney. New York surrogacy law is complex, providing protections and requirements that must be adhered to throughout the surrogacy journey.
In Maine, Gestational Carrier Agreements are governed by The Maine Parentage Act. The Maine Parentage Act sets forth the requirements for a gestational surrogacy arrangement and eligibility requirements for gestational surrogates and intended parents entering into gestational surrogacy arrangement.
Oleaga Law LLC represents parties to independent gestational carrier arrangements and those planning surrogacy journeys with the assistance of a surrogacy agency. A qualified surrogacy agency can be invaluable to a smooth journey.
Janene Oleaga also has experience navigating the unique needs of international Intended Parents pursuing surrogacy in the United States.