Surrogacy ~ Intended Parents

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Intended Parents

When using a surrogate, an enforceable surrogacy or gestational agreement is crucial so having an attorney with experience handling family formation through assisted reproduction is a must.

If you meet the criteria for Texas’ gestational agreement laws, then you can obtain a pre-birth order by validating your gestational agreement in court. After the child(ren) is born, a notice of birth is filed on your behalf. In most cases where the child is born in Texas and there is a pre-birth order, the original birth certificate will list the intended parents as the child(ren)’s parents, but if for some reason it does not, that can be amended post-birth fairly simply.

Texas law covers gestational surrogacy only, meaning the surrogate is not the genetic or biological mother of the child. If you are considering traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate’s eggs are used, then a pre-birth order is not an option and there are significant legal risks involved. Having an experienced attorney to help you navigate the process is crucial either way.

Please contact Jenny for a consultation to discuss how to best navigate your unique case.

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We were blessed to know Jenny personally before we needed her professional services, but several times during our adoption process people commented that she was the best of the best. It’s amazing to see how God puts just the right people into your lives to help His plan transpire!

Jason & Shayna

“We are a same-sex couple and Jenny helped us form our family through two adoptions and a surrogacy. Each situation had its own complications, which she helped us navigate at every step. Her depth of knowledge, attention to detail and to her clients’ best interests are unparalleled. In light of uncertainty and changing laws for families like ours, we continue to realize with gratitude that the decisions she helped us make are still providing us priceless peace of mind, all these years later.”

Parents by Adoption & Surrogacy

“It has been a pleasure working with Jenny Womack. She has been awesome and very professional and informative. Definitely recommend her services. You will not be disappointed!”

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