Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) Agreements:
Any reputable clinic or medical practice will make sure that the parties have entered a written agreement that outlines the intentions of the Intended Parents and Surrogate Host or Gestational Carrier prior to any medical procedure being performed. It is essential that the parties have a clear understanding of what will occur prior to any medical procedure being performed as well as an understanding of expectations and obligations of each of the parties during the pregnancy and birth. In situations where the Intended Parents and Surrogate Host, Gestational Carrier or Donor are matched it is important to discuss expectations early in the process and begin drafting an agreement that reflects the Parties unique situation.
Who Should Be Represented?
The Intended Parents, the Surrogate Host, Gestational Carrier or Known Donor should be independently represented even in situations where all parties believe that separate representation is not necessary. There are a number of sensitive and critical issues that need to be discussed including how many fetuses should be carried, whether unused embryos should be placed in storage, compensation, prenatal care, where the child will be delivered and insurance.
Attorney Mark R. Iverson drafts the following agreements:
- Gestational Carrier Agreement;
- Traditional Surrogacy Agreement;
- Embryo Donation Agreement;
- Embryo Carrier Agreement;
- Egg Donation Agreement; and
- Sperm Donation Agreement.
Mark R. Iverson is available to answer any questions during a free consultation. Contact us at 509-462-3678 or 800-338-8273 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free consultation.