Legal Issues Surrounding Surrogacy, Embryo Adoption And Egg Donation
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) have made immeasurable contributions to the lives of people who have been unsuccessful in their efforts to get pregnant. For women who are unable to carry a baby to term, gestational surrogacy often provides a good solution. These procedures involve implanting an embryo into the uterus of a gestational carrier, or surrogate mother, and typically involve a written agreement between the intended parent(s) and the surrogate.
What You Need To Know About Surrogacy Agreements In Indiana
Surrogacy agreements are currently void as against public policy under Indiana law, which means that any agreed-upon terms are not enforceable. While the law does not specifically prohibit surrogacy, it is advisable to seek the advice of an attorney who can advise you about your rights and options.
At the law firm of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C., our Indianapolis lawyers are familiar with the legal issues surrounding surrogacy, embryo adoption, egg or embryo donation, and similar matters. We understand how difficult it can be for parents seeking to work with a surrogate under the current law. We are working with members of the Indiana legislature on writing a bill that would allow for surrogacy agreements to be recognized and enforceable under the law.
Contact Our Indiana Attorneys Today
Contact our office today to discuss your questions about Assisted Reproductive Technologies and learn more about how we can help you. You can reach us by phone at 317-575-5555, toll free at 800-333-5736, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and via email.
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