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New Guidlines On Genetic Testing for Muscular Dystrophy

By Marla Neufeld | November 18, 2014

A new guideline from the  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the  American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture—from symptoms, family history and ethnicity to a physical exam and certain lab test results—in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s…

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The possibility of embryo adoption

By Marla Neufeld | November 18, 2014

Under Florida law, those looking to start a family are able to legally “adopt” an embryo. Unlike with traditional adoption, when using a donated embryo, the providers of the genetic material have no parental rights to the resulting child, however, it is important to have a contract in place to reflect the parties intent in…

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Surrogacy lawyers help couples deliver the family of their dreams

By Marla Neufeld | October 22, 2014

Surrogacy Lawyer, Marla Neufeld, was featured in the Florida Bar News relating to the use of surrogacy in Florida. She was quoted for her legal and personal experience with using a Florida surrogate. “I’ve been in this world of fertility doctors, and so many appointments, and just juggling everything. And then we ultimately used a…

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Surrogacy in the Stars – Ellen Pompeo reveals use of surrogate on Jimmy Kimmel

By Marla Neufeld | October 15, 2014

Grey’s Anatomy star, Ellen Pompeo appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently where she discussed her newborn daughter Sienna May born through her top-secret surrogacy process. Kimmel made light of the subject by asking, “Pardon my ignorance on this,” he said to Pompeo. “When you have the baby through a surrogate, does your husband, uh, visit her in the…

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

By Marla Neufeld | October 15, 2014

Talk about an interesting perk from your employer…Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies covering the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees.Both companies already offer benefits for adoption and fertility treatments, but this marks their first foray into covering egg freezing, which costs at least $10,000 per round plus…

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Marla Neufeld Presents CLE to the Dade County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division

By Marla Neufeld | October 9, 2014

On October 7, 2014, the Surrogacy Lawyer, Marla Neufeld, presented her CLE, “So You Want to Have a Baby” to the lawyers of the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Division. She was joined by Miami attorney, Hugo Acebo, and the Honorable Judge Scott Bernstein. Over 25 people were in attendance and issues such as surrogacy, egg,…

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