What Happens After Surrogacy?

The baby is born: now what?

The next steps depend on several factors such as:

  • Did the parties enter into a surrogacy agreement? If so, was this signed before the embryo transfer?
  • Did the parties all receive independent legal advice?
  • Where do the intended parents live? Are there any unique considerations in the law in that jurisdiction?
  • Are there going to be 5 or more legal parents?
  • Where was the baby born?

In this video, information is provided about the two paths that can be followed after the birth (statutory declaration vs. declaration of parentage), and which one is required based on the circumstances.

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