This is the home page for the
Law Office of
Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq., PLLC
The Stork Lawyer®
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 as a result of infertility.
My office offers a full range of legal services related to egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, surrogacy, and adoption.
Becoming a parent through third-party assisted reproduction, like egg donation or surrogacy, presents unique legal challenges. Among the many issues you need an attorney to assist you with are those surrounding confidentiality and anonymity, informed consent, future contact, financial arrangements, and more recent issues related to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19). The laws pertaining to ovum donation and gestational surrogacy vary from state to state. New York law will change in early 2021 with respect to all third-party assisted reproduction, including surrogacy.
Whether you are an intended 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. You also need to know how, when, and where parental rights will be established. It is my goal to make sure that your legal interests are protected.
If you are unsure of what the best route to becoming a parent might be, or you are overwhelmed by the process, I provide free and low-cost consulting services to help individuals and couples determine the best path forward toward building your dream family.
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 compassionate and personalized legal and consulting services.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office today for a free confidential consultation to discuss your family-building situation and see if my office can help you.
Toll Free: 1-877-Stork-Law (1-877-786-7552)
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