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For many the process of meeting someone and starting a family is a relatively straight-forward process. For others it can be a long, difficult and emotional process.
The Surrogacy & Fertility law team at Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan understands these issues and the concerns which prospective parents will have as they embark upon their journey through Surrogacy.
Over the years the team has assisted many different couples in a sensitive and confidential manner as they begin their quest to start a family of their own.
Look beyond the clinic website in order to ascertain that there are no issues/problems regarding compliance with the laws in that jurisdiction.
Search to see if there have been any problems/issues with the clinic in the past and try to find out if the clinic is represented in general surrogacy articles in that country.
Join online forums/ WhatsApp groups and speak with couples who have recently dealt with the clinic you are considering. Learn about other experiences and make sure the clinic's website reflects the experiences of these couples.
Make sure you know what you are paying for. Do not be tempted by less expensive fees as it may end up costing you more in the long run.
Our Surrogacy & Fertility law team is more than happy to chat to any couple interested in exploring surrogacy.
Before you sign any contracts get in touch with your solicitor in Ireland so that they can discuss the surrogacy process, share their experiences with you and offer their guidance and assistance.
Different countries have different surrogacy laws. An experienced surrogacy solicitor will advise you whether you can proceed with the surrogacy process in the country you are considering and will advise you regarding the procedure to bring your child home.
There is no surrogacy legislation in Ireland. The Assisted Human Reproduction Bill was published in 2017.
It is important that your family's future is protected through the drafting of a specialist wills for those commencing their surrogacy journey.
It is essential that all surrogacy arrangements are regulated and covered by legal and binding enforceable agreements in the country of birth.
In order to become the legally recognised parents of your child, we will lead you through the steps and Court process required to enable the biological father acquire parental rights, including guardianship and custody of the child in Ireland.
Whilst the issues and steps involved are quite complex, if you have engaged an experienced Surrogacy Solicitor, they will be able to guide you and keep you right as you navigate your way through the process.
The best decision we ever made was to proceed with surrogacy, the second best was working with Annette, Ger and all at Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan Solicitors.
Annette, Ger and her team were the calm oasis of advice, encouragement and legal clarity that helped us at every crucial stage, to realise our dream of bringing our precious baby home.
We can’t thank Annette enough for all her hard work and assistance. From the very start Annette made us feel comfortable on our surrogacy journey.