"My wish is that children be treated as people, and not as property; that their rights as human beings on the planet, to food, shelter, education, and health, be taken seriously."

Oprah Winfrey

"He who can reach a child's heart can reach the world's heart."

Rudyard Kipling

"Somehow destiny comes into play. These children end up with you and you end up with them. It's something quite magical."

Nicole Kidman

As quoted from the book "Adoption Is Another Word for Love"

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Article: Parenthood Through Technology


WHY USE SURRATT LAW PRACTICE, PC?

Modern technology has come a long way since the first "test-tube baby." Since then, knowledge and skills in treating infertility have advanced significantly. Now, people seeking assistance can utilize a variety of fertility methods. By far, the most populary methods are egg donation and surrogacy.

Our primary goal is to help you create a life and a family as easily as possible.

Surratt Law Practice, PC provides you with peace of mind, giving you the knowledge that a team of experts is positioned to provide you with the experience to coordinate all involved to help make your miracle come true. Surratt Law Practice, PC experience with gestational carrier and surrogacy matters and know what needs to be done. We are your guide.

Sometimes, unanticipated situations arise that require professional knowledge and expertise when dealing with the surrogate or egg donor. Our staff is equipped to handle problems, should they arise. We understand there will be many physical and emotional challenges that you will be experiencing. We will be there to assist you.

FAMILY FORMATION / LIFE PLANNING

At Surratt Law Practice, PC we assist the creation of loving families, whether the families include children or not. Surratt Law Practice, considers "intentional parenthood" to include managing your property, creating your family and planning your life right now, as well as planning for death and potential disability.

If you fail to properly name the person who you prefer to take care of you or your children should you become unable to care for yourself, the state has its own list of preferred guardians. If you fail to create a parenting or partnership agreement and you and your partner should separate, you may find that you have no rights to property or children. If you utilize a form from the internet, you may find that Nevada law has a different perspective and the documents you used are unenforceable. Because Nevada’s "default choices" are based on the structures of a non-gay nuclear family, these choices generally do not reflect the wishes of most lesbians and gay men.

You can take control of your own fate and counter the state’s presumptions by preparing enforceable legal documents that declare your own personal choices. While many of us only begin to look into estate planning when we are settled into a long-term relationships, have children, or face a life-threatening illness, everyone who wants a say in the distribution of their assets at death or who makes decisions in the event of their disability needs a will, perhaps a trust, powers of attorney, and possibly parenting agreements and partnership agreements.

You may never have dreamed that you could have children. Modern technology has made this a false assumption for most individuals. You can have children in your home. While there are no guarantees, most people can find a way to either adopt a child, utilize artificial reproductive means or employ a surrogate or gestational carrier. Surratt law Practice has a close working relationship with one of the top doctors of reproductive medicine in the country. We work with adoption on a regular basis. We can help you take steps to form your family.

Why do you need Surratt Law Practice, PC? The law in Nevada is a complex maze that needs to be navigated to assure that your social, emotional and legal issues are addressed. We will assure that all available means are accessed to help you have control over your life.

If you, your family, friends, or colleagues need professional legal guidance related to any aspect of "life planning," please consider contacting Surratt Law Practice, PC. We look forward to helping you and/or your family, and welcoming you as part of ours.

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