Singer & Fedun, LLC draws on decades of experience when guiding you through the process of creating your family and securing your parentage rights.
Singer & Fedun, LLC is among the leading New Jersey law firms handling surrogacy cases. We represent intended parents and gestational carriers in both compensated and compassionate surrogacies. When drafting and reviewing agreements and securing parentage rights, our firm prides itself on thoroughness and prompt service. We ensure that written agreements protect clients while enabling them to move forward in their surrogacy journeys in a timely manner.
The New Jersey statute governing surrogacy arrangements makes New Jersey an ideal venue for intended parents and gestational carriers. Gestational surrogacy agreements are enforceable in New Jersey where certain medical, psychological, and legal standards are met. The statute applies to all people, including same-sex couples, different-sex couples, and single individuals. There is no requirement that the intended parents have a genetic connection to the child. The statute establishes a pre-birth judicial process for securing the intended parents’ parental rights and ensuring that their names are placed on the birth certificate.
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Singer & Fedun, LLC drafts contracts, reviews contracts, and provides legal advice for all forms of assisted reproductive technology. We represent intended parents, donors, medical facilities, and matching programs in connection with the following:
• Clinic forms and engagement-of-services agreements for ○ fertility clinics ○ sperm banks ○ egg banks ○ matching/surrogacy programs
Singer & Fedun, LLC can help secure your parentage rights in the following types of adoptions:
• Confirmatory adoption ○ This form of adoption secures parentage rights to children born into a relationship through the use of assisted reproductive technology. It enables parents to travel freely with the comfort of knowing that their adoption order is subject to full faith and credit throughout the United States.
○ This form of adoption is useful to same-sex female couples and couples where one or both individuals are transgender.
• Domestic adoption
• International adoption
• Re-adoption ○ This form of adoption secures parentage rights for children who were adopted abroad.
• Adult adoption ○ This form of adoption enables for the creation of a parent-child relationship – with the attendant emotional and inheritance benefits – where both parties are over age 18 and the adopting individual is at least 10 years older than the adoptee.