Surrogacy Law

Representing All Parties in Traditional and Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy law is a growing and evolving area with complex legal issues. If you are a party in a surrogacy arrangement, or considering a surrogate pregnancy, you need qualified legal counsel. Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, can protect your rights, and anticipate and address potential problems.

Contact Mary L. Greenwood for representation by a family law attorney experienced in this field. Based in Brandon, Florida, our firm represents surrogate mothers and intended parents in the Tampa Bay area, statewide and nationwide. We can:

  • Negotiate and draft surrogacy contracts
  • Resolve disputes through mediation or litigation
  • Establish and manage escrow accounts or trust funds for the baby
  • File the Affirmation of Parentage at the end of the process

Experienced Surrogacy Lawyer

Mary L. Greenwood has practiced family law for more than 20 years. She has represented clients in both types of surrogate pregnancy:

Traditional surrogacy is when the carrier uses her own egg, which is usually fertilized through artificial insemination with the sperm of the intended father or a donor. If the procedure results in a pregnancy, she will carry the infant until the time of delivery.

Gestational surrogacy is when the carrier does not use any of her own genetic material to achieve the pregnancy. The sperm and egg are either from the intended parents or from a donor. If the procedure results in a pregnancy, she will carry the infant until the time of delivery.

In Representing Intended Parents

Mary L. Greenwood, with the help of her paralegal, Alyce K. Morotti, crafts a surrogacy agreement that is comprehensive, clear and concise to avoid disputes or "surprises" in the process. The contract addresses all risk factors and contingencies. We make sure that all parties understand their role and their rights, and assist in getting the best medical care for the surrogate mom and the child.

In Representing Surrogate Mothers

Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, ensures that birth mothers' rights are protected, that they fully understand the medical risks, and that they are fairly (and legally) compensated for their participation. As most surrogates have families of their own, we negotiate benefits to protect the surrogate's spouse and children as well.

For comprehensive, compassionate legal representation, contact a surrogacy law attorney with the demonstrated experience to handle your case. You can reach Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, at 813-438-7119 .