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Archive for August 2014

Finalizing Parental Rights After International Surrogacy

Surrogacy is such an incredible option for individuals or families looking to start or build a family. Florida is a surrogacy friendly state since the regulations for surrogacy are established by law and many people from around the county and the world come to Florida to use a surrogate. Some people also travel outside of the…

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Marla Neufeld's Surrogacy Journey and All You Need to Know About Surrogacy Featured in Pink & Blue Magazine

Read Neufeld’s personal story with surrogacy in the Fall issue of the hip parenting and baby magazine,  Pink & Blue Magazine. Pink & Blue Magazine, founded and run by the creative CEO Nicole Bloomberg, is a FREE digital interactive fashion forward parenting magazine that cover a wide range of topics ranging from fashion, beauty, entertainment…

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General "Baby" Steps in Surrogacy

My surrogacy journey from deciding to use a surrogate to a confirmed pregnancy test took approximately six (6) months. After a medical doctor determines that surrogacy is indicated for the intended parents (medical clearance is statutorily required in Florida), the general “baby” steps in a surrogacy journey are as follows: 1)    The intended parents…

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Baby making music!

Marvin Gaye’s soulful and famous song, “Let’s Get It On”, is commonly associated with romps in the bedroom which I’m sure on countless occasions has led to the birth of many children around the world. Music is indeed a powerful tool in many aspects of life, as shown in a recent Spanish research project linking…

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What to look for when matching with a surrogate

Selecting the surrogate is one of the most difficult steps in the surrogacy journey. My husband and I interviewed multiple surrogacy candidates before selecting our amazing surrogate. One surrogate we disqualified because she would not agree to termination or selective reduction of the child in the event of a life threatening problem during pregnancy based…

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Marla Neufeld CLE with Broward Bar on September 10

Join Marla Neufeld and Hugo Acebo on September 10th at the Broward County Bar Association for the lunch CLE presentation, “So you want to have a baby?” Topics will include surrogacy, egg/sperm/embryo donation, impacts on same sex couples, and applicable case law relating to assisted reproductive technology law. Register with

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