Assisted Reproductive Technology
At Maroto Law Group, our reproductive law attorneys are committed to establishing and protecting the rights of parents. If you are considering creating a family through assisted reproductive technologies, such as surrogacy, egg donation, or sperm donation, then please contact our firm to discuss your situation.
If not handled properly, the complex issues associated with reproductive law could jeopardize your parental rights. Our firm has extensive experience with these types of cases and proactively stay apprised of changing policies. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establishing your parental rights to your child
Making sure that birth certificates are properly prepared
Drafting agreements for surrogacy, sperm donation, and egg donation
Drafting any letters required by your doctor or hospital
Protecting the Rights of Intended Parents
Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another individual or couple. There are two ways in which she can do this: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Both of these methods have an extremely high legal risk, so it is important that an attorney reviews your agreement.
Traditional surrogacy: the child is conceived using the surrogate's egg and the sperm of the father.
Gestational surrogacy: the surrogate is implanted with an embryo, so the child is not hers.
Egg & Sperm Donation Law
As experienced ART lawyers, the Maroto Law Group can make sure that you address all legal matters related to your situation. If you have already used an assisted reproductive technology and are now experiencing legal disputes, then we can make sure that your rights are protected. Our firm has over 20 years of experience in family and and these types of legal matters, so you can be confident in our abilities. We are located in the Philadelphia Metro Area and provide legal counsel to the clients across the mid-Atlantic region. Please contact our office today to have an attorney review your case.
If you are an intended parent that is planning to begin a family using an egg or sperm donor, it is important that you develop a donor agreement. Even if you are planning on using a family member or friend, countless unforeseen problems could arise that will affect your parental rights. At Maroto Law Group, we will help you draft a sound agreement that includes all your preferences for issues such as:
Privacy and anonymity
Future contact between the donor and the child
Documents establishing legal rights
Embryo Adoption Law
When a woman removes and preserves several embryos to have future children, she does not always use all of them. Instead of being destroyed, these embryos can be placed for adoption. Before adopting or donating an embryo, we can review your contract and make sure that all of your needs are correctly specified.