What can intended parents ask for and what are the boundaries of the relationship with the woman who will be carrying your baby for nine months?
BY MERYL B. ROSENBERG, ESQ.
Intended parents ponder many big questions after making the hard decision to work with a gestational carrier (or “surrogate”). Who is this person who will carry and care for our baby for nine months? How do we establish trust? What can we really ask of her? What are the boundaries of this new “relationship”? And, yes, it will be a relationship.
Surrogacy professionals will be able to guide you and your surrogate through the minefield of seemingly overwhelming questions, and a knowledgeable attorney will work with you to create a sound, realistic contract. Working with the right team removes the guesswork from your shoulders so that you can focus on building a relationship with the gestational carrier.
What do surrogacy contracts address?
After selecting a carrier, your attorney will draw up a formal contract detailing the duties and legal expectations of all parties…