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What to Expect at the Hospital with a Surrogacy Delivery

By Marla Neufeld | August 6, 2018

The culmination of the surrogacy journey is at the hospital when the baby is born. It’s an incredible moment in the process. In order to ensure a seamless surrogacy delivery process, advance arrangements at the hospital are important to make sure the hospital staff is prepared for a surrogacy delivery. Having personally worked with a…

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Sperm Retrieval Prior to Imminent Death

By Marla Neufeld | August 3, 2018

As a Florida surrogacy attorney, I have received inquiries on occasion regarding whether sperm can be removed from a person when they are about to die for use by another family member. For example, if a man gets into a car accident and is on life support, whether his sperm can be retrieved and frozen for use…

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Florida Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation, Known or Anonymous Donation

By Marla Neufeld | August 3, 2018

In Florida, the donation of eggs, sperm or embryos, is governed by Florida law which essentially provides that absent an agreement to the contrary, the person(s) who donates their egg, sperm, or embryos relinquishes all rights now and until forever to such genetic materials to the recipients/intended parents. The donation of such genetic material in Florida…

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Maternity Leave for Surrogacy

By Marla Neufeld | July 27, 2018

When a surrogate leaves her job to deliver the baby or misses work to attend numerous doctor appointments, should she get maternity leave benefits from her employer even though she is not the legal parent of the child? Should the intended parents receive maternity leave benefits from their employer when the child is born even…

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Florida Laws on Embryo Donation

By Marla Neufeld | July 23, 2018

Embryo donation in Florida is governed by the same laws that govern egg and sperm donation. The Florida embryo donation law provides as follows: 742.14 Donation of eggs, sperm, or preembryos.—The donor of any egg, sperm, or preembryo, other than the commissioning couple or a father who has executed a preplanned adoption agreement under s. 63.213,…

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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor or Biological Parents, Over the Marital Presumption

By Marla Neufeld | July 23, 2018

Florida, like many states, has a legal presumption dating back to common law principals that a child born into a marriage is presumed to be the child of the married couple. The basis of this presumption was founded on it being in a child’s best interest if a child is born into an intact marriage. Prior…

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