Blog: All Things Conceivable

Vermont Parentage Act Protects the Future of Modern Families
Vermont Parentage Act Protects the Future of Modern Families
2018-05-24

Vermont Passes H.562 Vermont joined the ranks of US states updating parentage laws to accommodate gestational surrogacy with the Vermont Parentage Act. A long time proponent of modern families, Vermont was the first state to recognize civil unions in 2000. With the passage of H.562, it became the …

Washington State Legalizes Commercial Surrogacy
Washington State Legalizes Commercial Surrogacy
2018-03-16

Have you heard the fabulous news? Commercial Surrogacy is now legal in the state of Washington! We are very excited about this news and asked ConceiveAbilities' in-house Director of Legal Services & Client Advocacy, Meg Ledebuhr, to provide us with a little more clarity on this advancement. …

Nevada Updates Surrogacy Laws, Simplifies Birth Certificate Process for ART-born Babies
Nevada Updates Surrogacy Laws, Simplifies Birth Certificate Process for ART-born Babies
2017-05-31

AB191: Nevada’s New Bill Nevada currently supports gestational surrogacy , but it recently updated and simplified the parentage process for gestational carrier arrangements. Gender Neutral Language Regarding Voluntary Parentage AB191 will amend the existing laws to include more gender-neutral …

Washington D.C. Lifts Ban on Surrogacy Contracts, Creates New Protections
Washington D.C. Lifts Ban on Surrogacy Contracts, Creates New Protections
2017-04-26

Washington D.C. passed a new bill that removes the criminal penalty for surrogacy arrangements, and implements protections for both the gestational carrier and the intended parents. Law 21-255 , also named the Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act, ends over 20 years of banned surrogacy …

South Australia Passes Bill Granting Surrogacy Rights to Same-Sex Couples
South Australia Passes Bill Granting Surrogacy Rights to Same-Sex Couples
2016-12-07

South Australia recently passed bills granting same-sex couples the right to adopt children and access to surrogacy. Surrogacy has long had a complicated history in Australia. But with the recent passing of the same-sex relation register (a government registry that officially recognizes gay …

Louisiana Surrogacy Bill Passes Amid Controversy
Louisiana Surrogacy Bill Passes Amid Controversy
2016-05-13

UPDATE : On Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law . It takes effect August 1, 2016. Original article: A controversial Louisiana state bill was recently passed without exception by the Louisiana House Committee on Civil Law and Procedure. House Bill 1102 , which makes allowances for the …

Surrogacy v. Adoption: Which Should  You Choose?
Surrogacy v. Adoption: Which Should You Choose?
2016-05-13

Two Ways to Start a Family Surrogacy and adoption are both making headlines in popular news, in no small part due to Hollywood's ongoing baby boom. Still, while both surrogacy and adoption are legitimate paths to creating a family, both paths come with their own sets of considerations that parents …

Gay Couple Wins in Lawsuit Against Thai Surrogate
Gay Couple Wins in Lawsuit Against Thai Surrogate
2016-05-02

The waters of international surrogacy agreements can be legally murky, further complicating an already challenging and expensive process. Still, when gay Spanish-American couple Manuel Santos and Gordon Alan Lake III contracted the services of a Thai woman as a gestational surrogate, they had no …

Everything You Need to Know About Gestational Surrogacy
Everything You Need to Know About Gestational Surrogacy
2016-04-25

Surrogacy has given countless couples the opportunity to build their family. There are two types of surrogacy: Gestational and Traditional. The traditional type uses natural insemination and the eggs of the surrogate mother to successfully conceive. Gestational surrogacy is done through IVF (in …

What a Surrogate Mother Needs to Know About Gestational Surrogacy & the Medical Process
What a Surrogate Mother Needs to Know About Gestational Surrogacy & the Medical Process
2016-04-14

Surrogate Mothers are the most important component in surrogacy. Through their generosity, a childless couple can fulfill their dream of building a family. For anyone interested in becoming a surrogate, it is important to gain an understanding of the various steps involved in the medical process. …

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