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

By Marla Neufeld | September 5, 2019

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

By Marla Neufeld | September 5, 2019

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?

By Marla Neufeld | June 19, 2019

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

By Marla Neufeld | March 21, 2019

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

By Marla Neufeld | March 21, 2019

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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Commercial DNA Testing Kits and Impacts on Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation

By Marla Neufeld | February 5, 2019

With the increase in people using commercial DNA testing kits, such as AncestryDNA, FamilyTree, MyHeritage, or 23andMe, the ability to be linked with genetic relatives potentially impacts the fact that many donations of genetic material, such as egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation, may no longer be anonymous as originally intended.   With the…

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