A man came to me and wants a kid. Offers me 100,000.00. sends me a contract and everything. I just don't want to go with it if the money is not their. I'm trying to figure out a way to make sure if I do this I get the money. Also, what steps I need to take so I can fill every loop hole.. I told him I'd write my own contract with. Lawyer but haven't had much luck.
I strongly advise all parties to retain attorneys familiar with reproductive law.
End of story.
Best of luck.
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You need to contact an attorney who handles surrogacy and adoptions.
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It is unclear if this is a potential surrogacy arrangement and the attorneys who already commented assumed that it was. If it is not and you would be having a baby "the traditional way" then the proposal is illegal.
If it is a surrogacy arrangement, then you need to know that the law varies tremendously from state to state and it is even illegal in some states. There are two types of surrogates - traditional surrogates - the carrier's own eggs are used, and gestational carriers - the intended mother's eggs or a donor's eggs are used., however in both cases embryos are created through in vitro fertilization. There also are many things to consider beyond the contracts - including whether you are medically (physically and mentally) to be a surrogate. Medical screenings should be done and it is also important for the intended father (or parents) to have a mental health screening. As for the compensation, you can arrange for that to be handled through an escrow agent (a person who holds the money in trust, and disburses payments); many third party reproductive attorneys also handle escrow. Sometimes payment will go directly from intended parents to the surrogate, but that is usually when they parties know each other well.
Bottom line - have an attorney representing you or do not do it.
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