Surrogacy | Pennsylvania Family Law Blog - The Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz
Attorney Help Through a Pennsylvania Surrogacy
Making the decision to pursue surrogacy as a means of having a child can be a great option, especially for couples who have found it difficult to conceive naturally. Surrogacy is where a woman (also known as the surrogate mother) makes an agreement with another person or couple (also known as the intended parent or parents) to carry their child. There are two types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy involves artificially fertilizing the surrogate’s egg with the father’s sperm. Gestational surrogacy is where an embryo created from the intended mother’s egg and the intended father’s sperm is implanted in the surrogate mother. Once the child is born, typically the intended parents will assume all rights to the child and the surrogate mother is free of any financial responsibility or support of the child. Read the rest »
Sherri Shepherd’s Surrogate Speaks Up
On September 12, 2013, Sherri Shepherd, the former host of “The View,” signed a 23-page contract to become the intended mother of a baby being carried by another woman. Shepherd wanted another child, but knew that carrying a baby would be difficult for her. According to a news report in Inside Edition, a 32-year-old surrogate mother was paid $25,000 to carry the baby for Shepherd and her husband, and the embryo was transferred to her uterus in November of 2013. Then, Shepherd and her husband separated and she allegedly lost interest in the baby. Read the rest »
How an Attorney Can Help Resolve Surrogacy Issues in Pennsylvania
Surrogacy is an arrangement under which a woman carries a child to term for another person or couple. The woman can be the child’s genetic mother, which is referred to as traditional surrogacy, or she can have an embryo, to which she is not genetically related, implanted in her uterus and carry to term, which is called gestational surrogacy. Typically, the child is conceived by artificial insemination or impregnated by intrauterine insemination (IUI) or intracervical insemination (ICI). Sperm and egg donations may also be utilized. Read the rest »
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