This is the home page for the Law Office of
Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq., P.C.
The Stork Lawyer®
My name is Liz, although some people call me the StorkLawyer! I am a former infertility patient, author (The Infertility Survival Handbook (Riverhead) and The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption (Warner Books)), adoptive parent, lawyer and advocate for anyone trying to build their family through assisted reproductive technologies or adoption. I am an attorney practicing in the areas of:
- Egg Donation Agreements
- Embryo Donation Agreements
- Sperm Donation Agreements
- Compassionate Gestational Carrier Arrangements
- Gestational Carrier Agreements
- Establishing Parental Rights through:
- Domestic Newborn Adoption
I offer a full range of legal services related to third-party parenting including representing intended/recipient parents, egg donors, embryo donors, sperm donors, and gestational carriers/surrogates in connection with the preparation of their third-party reproductive agreements. Becoming a parent through modern techniques like ovum donation and gestational surrogacy present unique legal challenges to the parties involved. Among the issues you need an attorney to assist you with are those surrounding confidentiality and anonymity, informed consent, contact between the parties after birth, and the financial arrangements between the parties. The laws pertaining to ovum donation and gestational surrogacy vary from state to state. Whether you are an intended/recipient parent or a donor or surrogate, you need to know that you have a contract that protects your rights and is enforceable under applicable state law. New York law is especially challenging when it comes to surrogacy arrangements, and I can help you evaluate your options for family building using a compassionate surrogate in New York. I also assist intended parents in establishing their parental rights whether through a step-parent or second-parent adoption after a gestational carrier arrangement, or through the establishment of the intended parent’s maternity or paternity without adoption proceedings. In addition to step-parent and second-parent adoptions, I also assist prospective adoptive parents and birth families with all aspects of domestic newborn adoption.
Whether you’re an intended/recipient parent, an egg donor, embryo donor, sperm donor, or gestational carrier, or are considering entering into a domestic adoption plan, I want to make sure that your legal interests are protected. If you are unsure of what the best route to parenting might be, or are overwhelmed by the process, I provide free and low-cost consulting services to help individuals and couples determine what the best way is for you to become a parent.
I know first-hand the difficulties individuals and couples face when trying to build a family using assisted reproductive technologies or adoption. I know the financial and emotional challenges you are facing. Because of my own personal experience becoming a parent it is my mission to provide people trying to build their family through third-party assisted reproduction or adoption, or those seeking to make an adoption plan for a baby, with compassionate and personalized legal and consulting services.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office today for a free confidential consultation to discuss your family-building situation and see if we can help you.
Toll Free: 1-877-Stork-Law (1-877-786-7552)