Reproductive Rights, Surrogacy And Single Parents

Raising a child is an incredible blessing that should not be restricted solely to those who have a partner. Any responsible adult should have that opportunity. As a single person, you may have several options (besides traditional adoption) for pursuing your dream of parenthood. For example, you may wish to consider surrogacy, in vitro fertilization or embryo adoption.

Guidance On California Law For Clients Around The World

Prospective single parents from across the United States and around the world often pursue these options in California because of our state's progressive reproductive rights law. Before you get started, however, it's important to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in the nuances of California's reproductive law.

I can guide you through the process. I am Erin O'Kane, an attorney based in San Diego. I focus exclusively on reproductive law. This niche focus gives me the detailed knowledge and legal insight that are essential for success. I represent prospective single parents nationwide. I also help international clients pursue their reproductive rights in California — for example, through a California-based surrogate.

Single Parents And Surrogacy

Single parenting can pose potential challenges in surrogacy proceedings. In other states, adoption may be necessary in order to establish parental rights in gestational surrogacy arrangements. Fortunately, in California, the name of the intended parent can appear on a birth certificate immediately after the child's birth.

Nonetheless, depending on whether eggs, embryos or sperm is donated, single parents must move forward with caution and diligence. My experience in this area makes me an asset to single parents.

Learn More About Your Options

The best thing you can do to prepare for having a child is to discuss your options with a lawyer. Call me at 858-391-6589 or send me an email to get started.