The first phase of the legal work in a surrogacy journey is the drafting and negotiation of the surrogacy agreement. The surrogacy agreement lays out the fundamental purpose and intent of the arrangement – that an embryo belonging to intended parent(s) will be transferred into the uterus of the gestational carrier, who will then gestate and deliver a child belonging to intended parent(s). The surrogacy agreement provides a roadmap for the journey to come. And the surrogacy agreement clearly lays out the parties’ rights and obligations, including compensation and expenses. Whether representing intended parents or surrogates, our attorneys ensure each client has an agreement in place that is fair and protects their interests.