You will have a contract written between you and you egg donor and between you and your surrogate.
The relationship people seem to worry the most about is the one between you’d and your surrogate. People will grill you about whether or not your surrogate will surrender the baby in the eleventh hour.
The truth is that the contract between you and your surrogate not entirely binding. When you present the contact to a judge in a court of law, he or she reviews it and signs off on it. Then it is entirely binding.
In my case this the judge signed off indicating that when my babies were gestating securely within the surrogate 5 months before their due date, they were legally mine, for better or worse.
This meant that the surrogate could not suddenly change her mind, nor could I. The babies developing in her body were mine to protect and care for. This was a relief not only to me but to all of my friends and family members who may have been worrying that a surrogacy nightmare might occur and I might be caught in the middle of it.
This was legally possible in the State of California. Find out if it is possible where you plan to have your child gestate. It is currently the greatest form of protection you can have legally speaking while creating a child through surrogacy.
Lisa J Lafave, PhD, MBA, ACC
The Surrogacy Coach at Surrogacy Rocks
CEO & Founder of Coaching Rocks, LLC
A Single Mom By Choice of Surrogacy Twin Boys
Written in My Little Brick in University Hts, Ohio
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