On August 20, 2020, Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq., participated on a webinar at Greenspoon Marder, titled, “Important Legal Updates Impacting the LGBTQIA Community in Employment, Family, Immigration and Surrogacy Law”. Recently, the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s employment extended to gay and transgender employees. And while this has been needed and welcome…

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Pursuant to Florida law (which stems from a woman’s right to make decisions that relate to her body), ultimately decisions relating to a surrogate’s body, such as having an abortion or not, are the surrogate’s decisions to make. Contractually pursuant to a gestational surrogacy agreement, a surrogate may agree to defer to the intended parents’…

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Terms Used in Surrogacy /Terminos usados en subrogacia Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a woman carrying a child for intended parents who are unable to build a family on their own. There are two types of surrogates: traditional surrogates and gestational surrogates. Portadora / Subrogada / Madre…

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Each state has different laws regarding surrogacy. Some have very surrogacy friendly laws, like Florida’s surrogacy friendly laws, and some states either have no laws at all or have restrictive laws that make surrogacy legally risky for the parties. Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, can assist with any Florida surrogacy matter by either representing the…

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As of June 2020, Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq. has joined the wonderful new program offered by Men Having Babies (“MHB”), called the Membership Benefit Program (“MBP”).  The program is growing quickly with over 300 members offering services to those in need. Surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld is also a participant with MHB’s GPAP program…

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For intended parent(s) embarking upon a surrogacy journey, there are many required documents that must be put in place – surrogacy agreement, possibly an egg, sperm or embryo donation agreement, and numerous legal forms signed at the fertility clinic or with the embryo storage facility. For many intended parents, a surrogacy journey may be their…

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The COVID 19 virus has had a ripple effect through the entire world, and this impact has not spared the assisted reproductive technology world. Recent change in ASRM Guidelines on Embryo Transfers Recently, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued guidelines regarding the medical implications and precautions provided to those participating in assisted reproduction. …

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