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Posts by Marla Neufeld

Recent Changes in International Same Sex Surrogacy and United States Immigration Implications

Under Department of State  (“DOS”) policy, children born to same-sex couples are treated the same way as children born out of wedlock for purposes of determining United States citizenship.  Despite the fact that same sex marriage is a federally recognized institution, the DOS requires the biological father to show a “blood relationship” by clear and…

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Florida Egg Freezing and Fertility Preservation

More and more women are approaching me about the concept of freezing their eggs and fertility preservation pursuant to Florida law. It’s a legitimate consideration women have to make when thinking about when they are ready to build their family and if they want or need to preserve their fertility. Women are born with a…

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Do you need a medical reason to work with a surrogate?

Each state has different laws regarding surrogacy and some states do require some form of medical necessity before being cleared to proceed with a surrogacy journey. What constitutes this medical need and how such medical need is determined is not specifically defined. Based on U.S. case law, it appears that the determination of a medical…

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Surrogacy in the United States

Surrogacy in the United States is a popular for intended parents who live abroad. Reasons parents work with surrogates in the United States includes strict regulation over reproductive doctors in the U.S., high success rates with many U.S. fertility clinics,  favorable laws in many states, and U.S. citizenship granted to any child born in the…

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Miami Surrogacy Lawyer Featured in VoyageMIA Magazine

Miami surrogacy lawyer, Marla Neufeld, was featured in VoyageMIA magazine’s Inspirational Stories feature. The article highlights Florida surrogacy lawyer, Marla Neufeld’s, personal experience with surrogacy and how she took her personal experience and shaped it into her legal work as a third party assisted reproductive attorney in Florida.   CLICK HERE for the full article.

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Surrogacy Lawyer, Marla Neufeld, Speaker at the 20th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, “Third Party Assisted Reproduction and Health Law Implications,” ABA Health Law Section, March 13-16, 2019, Orlando, Florida

I will be speaking at the 2019 ABA Health Law Section meeting in Orlando, Florida in March 2019. The topic I will be speaking on involves regulatory and privacy issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology. The American Bar Association panel is called , “Emerging Privacy and Regulatory Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technologies” Assisted reproductive technology (ART)…

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Neufeld to Join American Bar Association Webinar as Panelist on Regulatory and Privacy Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET, I am participating in the American Bar Association webinar, “Regulatory and Privacy Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology.”  Join our esteemed panel as they discuss: The current state of healthcare and privacy regulation in women’s health Potential risks to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) How the…

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Various Regulations over Third Party Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy

Third party assisted reproduction and surrogacy is an ever evolving area that is regulated at various levels including at a constitutional level, state level, Federal level, and self regulation by organizations that establish best practices. Some regulations are based in the law, while some regulation is self-imposed and voluntary/best practices. This article will touch upon some…

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