What are complications/challenges uniquely facing LGBTQ(+) individuals/partners seeking to contract with or act as a surrogate?

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I was recently asked the following question by a law student and I wanted to share my general response since it was such a great question! The question presented was, “what are complications/challenges uniquely facing LGBTQ(+) individuals/partners seeking to contract with or act as a surrogate?” In Florida, same sex couples or individuals are able…

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Can a friend or family member be a surrogate?

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My mother was an invaluable resource when I experienced seemingly endless years of infertility and ultimate surrogacy journey. She helped with research, made phone calls, sat with me in doctors’ waiting rooms, and scheduled medical appointments. I knew she would do whatever it took to help me build my family. At one point, my then…

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Overview of Embryo Donation with Deb Roberts from Embryo Connections and Florida Reproductive Attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq.

Embryo donation is an increasingly popular option for those wanting to build a family. With the improved technology of embryo freezing, embryo donation creates incredible opportunities for those finished with their embryos to donate them to someone else in need. This webinar addresses the legal issues in Florida that arise in embryo donation and the…

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Surrogacy Attorney, Marla Neufeld, Co-Author of Article in New York Law Journal

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Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, contributed to an article recently published in the New York Law Journal, titled, It’s About Time…Now What? Moving Forward with New York’s Model Commercial Surrogacy Law. The article highlights the new laws in New York that govern surrogacy, egg donation, step parent adoption, and regulation over surrogacy agencies.  Ms. Neufeld…

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Single Fathers and Same Sex Fathers and Surrogacy in Florida

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If a single or same sex father is considering surrogacy, there are a few key elements to consider. For starters, the legal process itself varies from state to state. Before you get started, arm yourself with as much information as possible, In Florida, any hopeful father who wants to work with a surrogate to build…

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Marla Neufeld, Esq., Florida Surrogacy Attorney, Featured Speaker for BioJur

On February 5, 2021, Florida reproductive attorney, Marla Neufeld, was the presenting speaker for webinar regarding Florida laws on surrogacy, egg, sperm, and embryo donation. The event was hosted by Florencia Daud, an Argentine lawyer specializing in bioethics and reproductive technology law.  Ms. Daud co-founded BioJur, an organization in Argentina dedicated to educating people about…

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Florida Surrogacy Attorney Marla Neufeld Featured Speaker at Men Having Babies Southern Conference February 20, 2021

Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq. is a longtime supporter of Men Having Babies.  Ms. Neufeld volunteers her legal services to the GPAP program to assist gay men in building their family via surrogacy and egg donation. For all Florida Men Having Babies conferences, Ms. Neufeld has been a featured speaker on the legal panel.…

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Do egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and surrogates need their own attorney?

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YES! Importance of Surrogates or Donor Having an Independent Third Party Assisted Reproductive Attorney In any surrogacy or donation of genetic material matter in the United States, the standard arrangement is for the intended parent(s) to have an attorney to draft the applicable agreement based on the applicable state law. International intended parents may also have…

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