Family Law Part 5 – Surrogacy

Surrogacy | Raleigh Child Custody Lawyer

Welcome back! In our last post, we talked about adoption for those families that want to extend without having a child that is genetically linked to either parent. Today, we are moving on with information about a different option called surrogacy.

A child that is genetically connected to one or both parents, yet carried to term by another woman, is called surrogacy. Many couples hoping to have a child use surrogacy to bring a child into the world. In some instances, the surrogate child can be genetically connected to both the mother and the father.

In addition to using surrogacy to have a child that’s genetically linked to one or both parents, where the mother can’t carry to term, it’s also being used to help women with mental or medical health issues have children, as well.

Once the decision is made to use a surrogate, one of the important first steps might be to hire an attorney in Raleigh NC, as well as an agency to help with locating a surrogate mother that’s healthy and appropriate.

The next steps should include having the surrogate mother examined, medically and psychologically. Once the surrogate is cleared by a doctor, proceeding with a legal contract might be the best next step, before transferring embryos to the surrogate.

Surrogacy can range in price from $40,000 to $140,000 depending on various aspects of the overall process. It also depends on the medical attention needed by the surrogate.

Making the decision on whether to adopt a child or have one through surrogacy is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Even more, once the decision is made, it could take several years to get either of these options in place. Making sure you have a Raleigh child custody lawyer with you, every step of the way, might be the best option, no matter which decision you make. If you’re ready to talk further with Klish and Eldreth, PLLC, feel free to contact us today. We will work with you through every step of your plan to have a child.

Understanding family law and all that goes with it can be complicated and confusing. For more information, visit with our other blog posts in this series, below:

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