New Hampshire Surrogacy Lawyers (BPA)
As millions of individuals and couples worldwide rely on both surrogacy and egg or sperm donation as their only hope of having a child of their own, gestational surrogates have the opportunity to give the most precious gift on earth — the gift of life.
BPA serves intended parents, gestational carriers, and donors, and is committed to making the process of gestational surrogacy an enriching and successful one for everyone involved. Our attorneys and surrogacy specialists are available to assist intended parents from New Hampshire, the United States, and throughout the world start their dream family. Our surrogacy team will provide personalized support and be with you every step of the way, from your first call through delivery.
Thanks to the new surrogacy law that the BPA team co-authored, New Hampshire has one of the most efficient and modern surrogacy laws in the entire country. For further information or to set up a consultation, please contact our office at 603-225-7170 or toll-free at 800-262-8112.
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy is the life-changing process in which a woman carries and delivers a child to whom she is not genetically related. The gestational surrogate is not the genetic mother of the child because her eggs are not used; instead, an embryo is created using the eggs of another woman (provided by either the intended mother or a third-party donor) and the sperm of a donor (either the intended father or a third-part donor) by in vitro fertilization. Surrogacy is one of the only ways many people will ever have the experience of creating a family of their own.
For Intended Parents
Recent changes to legislation now make gestational surrogacy a realistic and attractive option in New Hampshire. Advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART) now provide alternatives for single individuals, including those in the LGBTQ community, same-sex couples, and couples unable to physically conceive. However, with these modern paths to parenthood comes an array of unique legal issues that must be addressed — such as parental rights — in order to prevent future legal conflicts. The attorneys and surrogacy specialists at BPA can help guide you through this process to ensure that you and your family are protected.
For Gestational Surrogates and Carriers
Serving as a gestational surrogate is an incredibly selfless act. Without you, the intended parents’ dream of a family is impossible. To ensure that proper safeguards are in place throughout your journey, New Hampshire legislation includes up-to-date and consistent standards and procedures that reflect the recent advances in assisted reproductive technologies. In addition, typical gestational surrogacy agreements cover a range of legal topics regarding the pregnancy, payment of medical costs, and other considerations for the gestational carrier. BPA can help you navigate the evolving legal landscape that comes with the generous act of becoming a gestational surrogate.
Egg and sperm donation are procedures in which a donor provides sperm or an egg that is used to create an embryo, which is then implanted into the gestational surrogate. Both the egg and sperm may be provided by the respective intended parent or by a third-party donor. Embryos may be donated as well. Donation of any kind is an extremely personal decision and it’s important for potential donors to understand their rights before committing to the process. The attorneys and surrogacy specialists at BPA have extensive experience with donors’ rights and can assist you with this important decision.
If you have further questions or would like additional information regarding surrogacy, please contact BPA today by calling 603-225-7170, toll-free at 800-262-8112, or by sending a message through our contact form.
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