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Ohio Surrogacy Lawyer Serving Parents and Surrogates Worldwide

If you are going to be part of the surrogacy team, an experienced advocate can protect your rights throughout the entire process. I am Ohio lawyer Ellen Essig and from my Cincinnati office, I represent Intended Parents, Surrogates, Facilitators, Reproductive Endocrinologists and others involved in the surrogacy process throughout the country and internationally as well. I understand that every family is different. I represent traditional families, single parents and same-sex couples alike.

Building Families through Surrogacy
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Focused on surrogacy law for clients throughout the United States and abroad, I help my clients build their families by managing the legal aspects of the traditional or gestational surrogacy process on their behalf. Rather than provide matching services, I work with clients by facilitating the legal processes between Intended Parent and Surrogate. I handle the drafting and reviewing of surrogacy contracts, as well as securing birth orders where families are being built by Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

Your family faces challenges, and I know that there are a number of options available to you. That is why I work hard to help you be sure that this method of family building will successfully work for you. If you have chosen to build your family through Assisted Reproductive Technology, I can help you find a solution that suits your unique situation.

Surrogacy Referrals

In addition to my background in fertility law and working directly with clients involved with all stages of the surrogacy process, I accept referrals from a variety of groups, including:

  • Attorneys: I work with attorneys in all states when they have legal concerns involving Surrogates or Intended Parents in Ohio or a surrounding state. Since surrogacy is illegal or difficult in some surrounding states, many surrogates residing in states neighboring Ohio choose to deliver here where we are surrogacy-friendly.
  • Agencies/Facilitators: There are many facilitators and agencies around the country who match Intended Parents with Surrogates. I help their clients with their legal concerns once they have accomplished a successful match.
  • Physician Groups: I represent physician groups who are responsible for the assisted reproductive procedures. They often need answers to questions that arise in the context of their office policies as well as patient management.
  • Independent Surrogates and Parents: If you have identified a Surrogate or Intended Parent anywhere in the United States, I can help you define the surrogacy arrangement and protect your parental rights and Responsibilities and interests. If you want to avoid the matching fees of a facilitator or agency, it is even more important to take steps to protect your rights before moving forward.

Representing all domestic and international parties involved in the surrogacy process, I can help you with all of your surrogacy concerns. I have helped clients secure their interests and successfully navigate the surrogacy process.

Contact Me

From my Cincinnati law office, I am ready to answer your questions about collaborative reproduction and the surrogacy process, and help you find out what you need to do to protect your rights. Call me at 1-866-427-4859 toll-free or contact me online for more information about your options.