Celebrating Legalization of Surrogacy in New York

legalization of surrogacy in new york

This year represents a milestone for intended parents and surrogates in New York. Compensated surrogacy became legal in February 2021 in the state, culminating a years-long effort to provide protections for surrogates and giving intended parents a state-of-the-art law supporting all families. Our surrogacy agency, which has an office in NYC, already has established relationships with […]

Gestational vs. Traditional Surrogacy

Close-up of a surrogate mother's pregnant stomach.

Defining the difference between gestational and traditional surrogacy in biological terms is straightforward. Understanding the legal and emotional differences between the 2 methods is a bit more complicated. As a trusted, experienced surrogacy agency, we offer gestational surrogacy through our California, New York, and Massachusetts offices. Before in vitro fertilization became more common, individuals or […]

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Pride Month

Written by: Alyssa Sherman, Natalie A. Kanellis, and Dean Hutchison It’s Pride month! Wave that rainbow flag higher! Millions of LGBTQ+ individuals came together with a strong sense of unified pride in celebration of a milestone decision made on June 15, 2020. The Supreme Court of the United States decided the long-disputed issue on LGBTQ+ discrimination in […]

Surrogacy Laws: 4 Things Intended Parents Need To Know

Surrogacy law encompasses family law, contract law, estate planning, insurance and often immigration law. Legal experts at your surrogacy agency are charged with negotiating agreements between intended parents and surrogates and egg donors, planning for the future and the best interests of the child, making sure everyone is insured from financial risk, finalizing parental rights, and […]

Surrogacy Insurance: Understanding US Health Insurance

Health insurance in the United States, unlike in many European countries, is largely administered by private companies. Exceptions include Medicare, a government-run insurance program for those aged 65 and older; and Medicaid, which provides health insurance for those with lower income levels. Because of the variability in plans and payment structures, U.S. health insurance can […]