Once matched, the Intended Parents will be represented by attorney George L. Young, who specializes in Surrogacy Law. The surrogate will be provided with a list of attorneys who specialize in third-party reproductive law. The surrogate’s attorney’s fee will be paid for by the intended parents. Surrogates will enter into a contract with the intended parents and this legally binding contract should not be entered into lightly. The contract will cover issues such as compensation, legal obligations of the surrogate, conduct, relinquishment of the child, etc. Attorney Young, who will be preparing the Surrogacy Contract will be called the drafting attorney and the other attorney, representing the Surrogate, will be called the reviewing attorney.
The drafting attorney will send the contract to the reviewing attorney. The reviewing attorney is responsible for getting a copy of the contract to the surrogate once she has had opportunity to read the contract she will be asked to have a conference, either in person or by phone, with the attorney to discuss any changes she feels don’t reflect what she previously agreed to. The surrogate’s attorney will relay these requests to the intended parent’s attorney. Once a contract is decided upon all parties will be required to sign. Medications cannot begin until all parties have signed the contract. A letter will be sent to the IVF physician by the drafting attorney to notify them that we have received legal clearance and the cycle can begin.