Practicing in the area of Reproductive Technology Law, Virginia knows that decisions can be overwhelming when it comes to all the exciting new options available in medical advances in assisted reproductive technology parenthood. This includes the representative of intended parents, gestational parents, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donations as well as designated surrogacy.
Surrogacy law, whether by statute or case law, is constantly evolving and changing. The laws are different from state-to-state, and sometimes even from county-to-county. You can find specific information on surrogacy here.
Emotional and Financial Costs
Virginia is especially sensitive to the emotional and financial costs of the process. She understands that this is an emotional, life-changing experience and she approaches each client with compassion and an understanding that each situation is unique. She will discuss with you in detail the pros and cons of adoption versus donation and surrogacy from a legal and practical standpoint.
The expenses vary, particularly with regard to the medical costs, including whether donor ova are needed, the number of IVF cycles needed for the surrogate to become pregnant, and the amount of medical costs not covered by insurance.
Once you have found a gestational surrogate or an egg, sperm, or embryo donor, Virginia can draft or review the donation or surrogacy agreement you will need to protect your rights and ensure that you can establish parentage of your child. In gestational surrogacy, Virginia can perform the legal work to obtain the pre-birth order of parentage and birth certificate, or the adoption, to establish you as the legal parent of the child.