Our law firm can provide the legal services you need to obtain either a pre-birth or a post-birth order so that you will be recognized as the child’s sole legal parent(s) and your name(s) will be on the original birth certificate.
When to begin
The steps to obtain a birth order should begin when your gestational surrogate is about three months pregnant to ensure that there is enough time to obtain a birth order before the child is born. In the event that the child is born before the pre-birth order is obtained, we can obtain a post-birth order instead.
In the state of Maryland, a birth order is needed for gestational surrogacy arrangements, and ordinarily this is done as a pre-birth process. The court order will determine legal parentage for the child and will direct the Maryland state department of vital records to place the intended parent(s) names on the birth certificate of the child that the gestational surrogate delivers. It will also ensure that the hospital will treat the intended parent(s) as the sole parents of their child.
In cases where affidavits and other paperwork are necessary for the intended parents to be recognized as the legal parents, and for their names to appear on the birth certificate, ARTparenting can prepare the paperwork or work with a local attorney referred to you by us. We have a network of attorneys in surrogacy-friendly states with whom we work to ensure a smooth journey no matter where your gestational surrogate delivers to ensure that you are recognized as the sole legal parent(s).
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