The legal considerations related to surrogacy agency services, embryo transfer from egg donors and other ART procedures differ from state to state in the US and from country to country globally. Overall, Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists can provide assistance and counseling on the Family Code regulations and legal processes involved in surrogacy for gay couples and members of the LGBTQ community located in the US.
For same-sex couples thinking about surrogacy outside of the US, it is best to consult with a local specialist to make sure you are familiar with all regulations, permissions and prohibitions. The reason why it is so important to know the legal side of working with a surrogacy agency is that there are lots of nuances to consider. For example, in some locations, same-sex surrogacy laws do not allow surrogacy for same-sex parenting, while it is allowed for gay men and women in other places.
Legal counseling is essential as you go through surrogacy and adoption at every stage of the process. Each side (the couple and the gestational carriers) needs to have an attorney to confirm surrogacy contracts and agreements, insurance papers, birth certificate details and other paperwork in the course of the process.
Besides, the medical procedures need to comply with the reproductive rights established in the country where you have chosen to go through your surrogacy journey, as well as the gestational carriers’ parental rights have to be terminated after she gives birth so that the intended mother or father gains the right of exclusive parenthood over the baby and becomes his or her legal parent along with the partner. All these aspects need to be taken care of by a lawyer to make sure you don't face any issues with family identities later on.