Having a child is one of life’s greatest joys. No one should be prevented from having a child because of an inability to become pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. Advanced reproductive technology coupled with gestational surrogacy has provided an avenue for countless couples and individuals to fulfill their dream of being a parent.
The Law Office of Katrina Cassidy is dedicated to assisting Intended Parents throughout Texas, nationwide or internationally based to navigate the complete process of gestational surrogacy, from the selection of a gestational carrier to obtaining the pre-birth and final orders.
With 2 successful personal experiences with gestational surrogacy as an Intended Parent, Katrina Cassidy is an attorney who truly understands that contemplating gestational surrogacy can appear to be a scary and uncertain concept. However, with an experienced and compassionate advocate guiding you throughout the process, gestational surrogacy can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience which will enable you to fulfill your dream of becoming a parent.
Surrogacy Laws in Texas
Texas is one of only a few states that are friendly to gestational surrogacy, and our state laws provide an excellent forum for Intended Parents from across the nation to pursue surrogacy here.
Under Texas law, only one party — either the Intended Parents or the Gestational Carrier — must have resided in the State of Texas for at least 90 days in order for Texas Courts to have jurisdiction in recognizing a parent-child relationship between the baby and the Intended Parents.
What A Texas Surrogacy Attorney Does
Assisted reproductive technology is a remarkable technological advancement, but no amount of science can remove the human factor from the birth of a child. Both the Intended Parents and Gestational Carrier involved must understand how it works and the inherent risks for all parties, including emotional, financial, medical and legal concerns.
As a Texas surrogacy attorney, Katrina Cassidy can help through every step of the process and ensure that no question is left unanswered, and all possible complications are anticipated and addressed before they can arise, including:
- Conducting a custom search for a Gestational Carrier
- Obtaining validation of the Gestational Agreement by a Texas Court
- Obtain the pre-birth and final orders of Parentage
- Obtain the final birth certificate in Intended Parent(s) name
- Prepare and Negotiating Gestational Surrogacy Agreements and other documents
- Coordinating medical and psychological screenings with health professionals
- Coordinating with medical professionals throughout pregnancy
- Review all applicable insurance policies to confirm coverage
- Represent Intended Parent(s) throughout the process and serve as gatekeeper for the entire process for Intended Parents as to all other parties involved
If you are considering gestational surrogacy as a means to becoming a parent, contact the Law Office of Katrina Cassidy for a free 30 minute consultation to see if we can help you.