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Start Spreading the News….New York Legalized Gestational Surrogacy

By Marla Neufeld | February 23, 2021

New York Surrogacy Laws: Start spreading the news…effective February 15, 2021, New York has officially legalized commercial gestational surrogacy via the Child Parent Security Act (CPSA). “Gestational surrogacy” is where the surrogate has no genetic connection to the child. The change in the laws do not pertain to “traditional surrogacy” also referred to as “genetic…

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Florida Reproductive Attorney, Marla Neufeld, Featured on Legal Podcast with UK lawyer, Sarah Williams

By Marla Neufeld | February 10, 2021

On February 9, 2021, Florida reproductive attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq. was interviewed by Sarah Williams, a legal director at the prestigious UK law firm, Payne Hicks Beach. As stated in part from the Payne Hicks Beach website regarding the experience of Sarah Williams: Sarah is a Legal Director in the Payne Hicks Beach Family department,…

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Marla Neufeld, Esq., Florida Surrogacy Attorney, Featured Speaker for BioJur

By Marla Neufeld | February 10, 2021

On February 5, 2021, Florida reproductive attorney, Marla Neufeld, was the presenting speaker for webinar regarding Florida laws on surrogacy, egg, sperm, and embryo donation. The event was hosted by Florencia Daud, an Argentine lawyer specializing in bioethics and reproductive technology law.  Ms. Daud co-founded BioJur, an organization in Argentina dedicated to educating people about…

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Florida Surrogacy Attorney Marla Neufeld Featured Speaker at Men Having Babies Southern Conference February 20, 2021

By Marla Neufeld | February 10, 2021

Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq. is a longtime supporter of Men Having Babies.  Ms. Neufeld volunteers her legal services to the GPAP program to assist gay men in building their family via surrogacy and egg donation. For all Florida Men Having Babies conferences, Ms. Neufeld has been a featured speaker on the legal panel.…

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Do egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and surrogates need their own attorney?

By Marla Neufeld | October 19, 2020

YES! Importance of Surrogates or Donor Having an Independent Third Party Assisted Reproductive Attorney In any surrogacy or donation of genetic material matter in the United States, the standard arrangement is for the intended parent(s) to have an attorney to draft the applicable agreement based on the applicable state law. International intended parents may also have…

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Book Club Questions for “Donor 9623” Podcast and Sperm Donation in Florida

By Marla Neufeld | October 13, 2020

Florida law specifically governs sperm donation. Florida Statute 742.14 sets out a legal framework regarding sperm donation, however, proper documentation and other best practices such as a mental health evaluation of the parties involved is necessary to ensure that the sperm donation is performed properly.  A large part of the litigation in Florida regarding third party…

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