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International Air Travel Ban Lifted for Vaccinated Intended Parents as of November 2021

By Marla Neufeld | September 21, 2021

Since essentially the start of the COVID pandemic, international travel bans have been in place from 33 countries making it challenging for international intended parents from around the world to fly from foreign countries to the United States to be here for the delivery of their baby. Intended parents were many times required to obtain…

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What are complications/challenges uniquely facing LGBTQ(+) individuals/partners seeking to contract with or act as a surrogate?

By Marla Neufeld | September 14, 2021

I was recently asked the following question by a law student and I wanted to share my general response since it was such a great question! The question presented was, “what are complications/challenges uniquely facing LGBTQ(+) individuals/partners seeking to contract with or act as a surrogate?” In Florida, same sex couples or individuals are able…

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Can a friend or family member be a surrogate?

By Marla Neufeld | August 12, 2021

My mother was an invaluable resource when I experienced seemingly endless years of infertility and ultimate surrogacy journey. She helped with research, made phone calls, sat with me in doctors’ waiting rooms, and scheduled medical appointments. I knew she would do whatever it took to help me build my family. At one point, my then…

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Overview of Embryo Donation with Deb Roberts from Embryo Connections and Florida Reproductive Attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq.

By Marla Neufeld | June 21, 2021

Embryo donation is an increasingly popular option for those wanting to build a family. With the improved technology of embryo freezing, embryo donation creates incredible opportunities for those finished with their embryos to donate them to someone else in need. This webinar addresses the legal issues in Florida that arise in embryo donation and the…

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Book Discussion on We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children

By Marla Neufeld | April 19, 2021

If you are looking for an incredible resource on psychological studies on the impacts on children born via third party assisted reproduction and the impacts on their parents, I encourage you to read, We Are Family – the Modern Transformation of Parents and Children, by one of the world’s leading experts on new family formation,…

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Surrogacy Attorney, Marla Neufeld, Co-Author of Article in New York Law Journal

By Marla Neufeld | April 19, 2021

Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, contributed to an article recently published in the New York Law Journal, titled, It’s About Time…Now What? Moving Forward with New York’s Model Commercial Surrogacy Law. The article highlights the new laws in New York that govern surrogacy, egg donation, step parent adoption, and regulation over surrogacy agencies.  Ms. Neufeld…

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