Las Vegas Surrogacy Lawyer
At the Kainen Law Group we understand your desire to have a family. Your family formation journey can take many forms. Katherine L. Provost is an experienced Las Vegas surrogacy lawyer who is committed to your desire to have a child.
Nevada’s surrogacy laws allow for the creation of a family through assisted reproduction without discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation or marital status. In many circumstances it is not necessary to reside in Nevada to gain the benefits of Nevada’s surrogacy laws.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to answer your assisted reproduction questions. If you are considering surrogacy or using a gestational carrier, or if you have been told that you will need an egg donor or sperm donor, our attorneys can help. If you are thinking about becoming a surrogate we can help you get started. As a family law specialist, Katherine Provost has developed relationships with fertility clinics, agencies, other ART attorneys and medical professionals worldwide. She drafts contracts for surrogacy matters, gestational carriers, egg donation, sperm providers and the use of donor embryos. She can answer your questions and will utilize her experience to help you meet your goal of creating an everlasting family.
We provide compassionate, tailored, and affordable legal services for intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and surrogates. We are committed to helping guide you through the legal, medical and social questions associated with IVF and family creation through ART.
Las Vegas Surrogacy FAQs
Is Surrogacy allowed in the State of Nevada?
Yes, Nevada is one of the best places in the world for surrogacy. There are minimum requirements under Nevada law that must be met to have a valid surrogacy contract. Katherine Provost can guide you through the legal process.
What is a Surrogacy Agreement?
A Surrogacy Agreement or Gestational Carrier Agreement is a contract between a person desiring to become a parent and an adult woman who has agreed to carry a child for the intended parent.
Are Surrogacy Agreements Enforceable in Nevada?
Yes, a properly drafted Gestational Carrier Agreement is enforceable in Nevada. All parties must have independent legal counsel while negotiating and entering into their written Agreement.
What is Traditional Surrogacy?
A traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate is genetically related to the child. She carries the child and is also the egg donor. Traditional surrogacy is risky and not recommended.
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
A gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate carries a child for intended parents but is not genetically related to the child. Nevada law specifically provides for enforceable gestational surrogacy agreements.
Can you pay a Surrogate in the State of Nevada?
Yes. A surrogate may be compensated for participating in the surrogacy experience. Katherine Provost can provide you with realistic expectations of the costs of surrogacy in Nevada.
Can intended parents be same sex?
Yes. Nevada law does not require a heterosexual relationship, marriage, or registration as domestic partners to be the legal parents of a child born through a gestational carrier agreement. It does not matter if the intended parents are of the same or opposite gender.
Can the intended parents obtain a pre-birth order recognizing them as the legal parents of a child born in the State of Nevada?
Yes. Nevada law allows intended parents to obtain a pre-birth court order designating them as the parents on the birth certificate in most instances. Nevada law also provides for the ability to obtain a post birth order for a child born in Nevada.
Am I required to have a lawyer for a surrogacy agreement to be valid?
Yes. Nevada law requires that both the intended parents and surrogate have independent legal counsel while negotiating their written Agreement.
Can I use an egg donor/ sperm donor/ donor embryos in Nevada?
Nevada law allows for the use of donated eggs, donated sperm, and donated embryos in family formation. Katherine Provost can prepare the necessary contracts to ensure your rights are protected in the creation of your family.
Additional information regarding surrogacy throughout the United States can be found at: http://www.creativefamilyconnections.com/us-surrogacy-law-map