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Navigating The Legal Landscape Of Surrogacy

More and more couples are opting to build their families through surrogacy. For parents who are unable to have a child on their own, surrogate technology has been a welcome breakthrough. But the law hasn’t quite kept pace with the medical miracles. A surrogacy attorney can pave the way to protect your rights and make the legal process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

I am Gisela Acevedo, a board-certified* family law attorney with 10 years of concentrated experience, including California surrogacy law. I have guided many intended parents in San Diego and Southern California through the surrogacy journey. From drafting the surrogacy agreement to bringing your newborn across the threshold of your home, I will be there to support you at every step.

Near And Dear To Me

As a woman who has experienced my own issues with infertility, I can empathize with the pain of trying to conceive or losing a much-wanted pregnancy. I get great joy from assisting my clients with surrogacy, because I know how much it means to those prospective parents who have been through the struggle.

Experienced Representation In California Surrogacy Law

I represent intended parents in all facets of the surrogacy process:

  • Drafting the surrogacy agreement — Painting clear lines regarding medical costs, living expenses, restricted activities, multiple embryos, communication, medical decisions and other aspects of the arrangement with the surrogate mom
  • Setting up an escrow account or trust — Ensuring timely payment and records of reimbursements to the surrogate
  • Egg donor and sperm donor contracts  — Establishing rights and obligations of all parties when using genetic material from a third party
  • Pre-birth judgments — Obtaining a court order prior to birth that confirms that the baby is the legal offspring of the intended parents

I also counsel and represent surrogates and donors, ensuring that their rights are protected and their dignity respected in these complex legal arrangements.

Explore Surrogacy And The Legal Considerations

I invite you to book a consultation to discuss your needs and my credentials in this area of law. I am accessible and promptly respond to messages because I understand the anxiety, and want to assure you that I am doing everything I can to facilitate a healthy pregnancy and happy outcome. I am fluent in English and Spanish.

Call my San Diego office at 619-566-9573 or contact me online.

*Certifed in family law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization