Blog: All Things Conceivable

Congratulations, New York State!
Congratulations, New York State!
2020-04-09

On February 15, 2021, New York State will join 47 other states in permitting compensated gestational surrogacy with a state-of-the-art law, newly passed last week. After a hard-fought battle over many years, this law represents the gold standard nationally as it provides clear guidance about the …

ConceiveAbilities Supports the Child Protection Security Act
ConceiveAbilities Supports the Child Protection Security Act
2020-01-28

It comes as a surprise to many that New York is one of only three states – including Louisiana and Michigan – with a current ban on any form of compensated gestational surrogacy. This year, ConceiveAbilities is joining efforts to help change this through a new bill that has been introduced in New …

10 Critical Surrogacy Contract Terms
10 Critical Surrogacy Contract Terms
2019-11-25

As ConceiveAbilities’ Director of Legal Services & Client Advocacy for over five years, I coordinated the entire legal aspect of our client’s surrogacy journey. It was both my mission and pleasure to assure that clients of ConceiveAbilities had their legal interests and rights protected …

7 Reasons to Hire a Surrogacy Attorney
7 Reasons to Hire a Surrogacy Attorney
2018-11-13

While surrogacy is full of complexities, signing the legal contract may feel like one of the most overwhelming moments in the process. With all of the nuances and legal jargon, it can be difficult to understand exactly what you’re committing to. It’s important to remember, though, that the …

Is Surrogacy Legal in all 50 States?
Is Surrogacy Legal in all 50 States?
2018-10-01

Surrogacy practiced in 47 U.S. States When beginning the surrogacy journey, many pressing questions often arise. Once the questions around cost and timeline have been answered, intended parents often wonder where their surrogate will be located. Which begs the question, is surrogacy practiced …

Let’s talk legal. What does surrogacy law mean for you?
Let’s talk legal. What does surrogacy law mean for you?
2018-09-13

Five Benefits of Hiring a Surrogacy Agency with an in-house Legal Team We believe the decision to start a family is both noble and pure. You’re about to embark on an exciting journey, and finding an agency partner that will find your perfect surrogate match and protect your rights is critical. …

Five Popular Surrogacy Myths Debunked
Five Popular Surrogacy Myths Debunked
2018-09-10

Intended parents often have a lot of questions about the surrogacy process. Some of these take the form of common myths about egg donors, surrogate mothers, and surrogacy agencies. Most people know enough not to accept popular sentiment at face value—but they need somebody to tell them the truth, …

The History of Surrogacy, Abridged
The History of Surrogacy, Abridged
2018-07-17

If you think surrogacy is a modern marvel, you’d be surprised – it’s been practiced in some capacity since biblical times. While it has not always been documented or perceived in a positive light, it has evolved into a legitimate, legally sound and increasingly popular means of building a family. …

Surrogacy Friendly States
Surrogacy Friendly States
2018-06-15

While it’s an exciting and often very successful means to modern family building, surrogacy is not without many questions from both the intended parents and the surrogate herself. Once the idea of cost has been absorbed by intended parents, they soon realize they must also ask another pressing …

New Jersey’s Surrogacy Law Meets the 21st Century
New Jersey’s Surrogacy Law Meets the 21st Century
2018-05-31

New Jersey's New Surrogacy Bill It’s a move that reproductive lawyers, intended parents, and everyone in between have been waiting on for decades. New Jersey, a state that hotly contested and outright banned compensated surrogacy for 30 years, will now allow legal protection for all parties …

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