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Affirmation of Parental Status After Surrogacy Under Florida Law

By Marla Neufeld | April 29, 2014

Typically, upon the birth of the child, the surrogate’s name is placed on the birth certificate commonly with the name of the intended father. The intended parents who use the services of a surrogate must obtain a court order determining legal parentage for the child. The court order directs the appropriate state department of vital records to…

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Will the donor sperm have parental rights in a “do it yourself” artificial insemination under Florida law?

By Marla Neufeld | February 22, 2014

Florida’s egg, sperm, and embryo donation statute (Florida Statute 742.14) provides that the donor of egg, sperm, or embryos has no parental rights to the resulting child (unless between a commissioning couple or a preplanned adoption agreement is in place) when using assisted reproductive technology. Florida law defines “assisted reproductive technology”, in part, as procreative…

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Can same sex couples use surrogacy in Florida??

By Marla Neufeld | February 22, 2014

Heck yeah! I am proud to represent same sex couples who desire to use a surrogate With current advances in reproductive technology coupled with the evolving legal landscape in Florida, surrogacy for same sex couples is permissible and Florida does not prohibit egg or sperm donation for same sex couples. There are additional steps required…

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