Fertility Law

WE UNDERSTAND FERTILITY LAW

You are not alone. More couples than ever before are seeking medical assistance in their journey to conceive a child and build their family. The top-rated lawyers at Crossroads Law provide expert representation for people seeking fertility agreements, as well as compassionate legal advocacy in fertility law. 

If you are seeking to have children through an assisted human reproduction procedure like in vitro fertilization (IVF), Crossroads Law knows how to protect your legal interests. We understand that you have faced many difficult challenges prior to meeting with us, and we will guide you through the rest of your journey to parenthood with compassion and care. For surrogates and donors (sperm, egg or embryo), we will advise you and provide legal support as you help a family achieve their dream of having children. We recognize that this process can be life-changing, and we will support your needs. For those with disputes about the use of reproductive material, including frozen embryos or gametes, we can help you navigate through the legal complexities and decide on the best course of action. 

At Crossroads Law, we are passionate about helping you grow your family and we are pleased to help heterosexual couples, LGBTQ couples and single individuals who want to have children through sperm donation, egg donation, and/or surrogacy. We are also fierce advocates for those engaged in conflicts over reproductive material such as frozen embryos or gametes.

“I highly recommend Melissa Salfi at Crossroads Law for any type of fertility law. She helped my partner and I navigate the process of a legal contract for a sperm donor quickly and thoughtfully. She is passionate about helping families like ours and she is an incredible ally to the LGBTQ+ community. She made it so easy for my partner and I to understand the entire contract she put together, and the entire process. We had an amazing experience with her.”

OUR SERVICES:

  • Surrogacy agreements for parents and surrogates
  • Independent legal advice on Fertility Agreements for surrogates, donors, and intended parents
  • Advocacy and mediation for disputes over reproductive material such as embryos and gametes (egg or sperm)
  • Donor agreements: sperm, egg, and embryo
  • Court applications for declarations of parentage
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Surrogacy

In British Columbia, there must be a surrogacy agreement in place before a child is conceived to ensure the intended parents become the legal parents of the child.

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Sperm Donation

A sperm donor agreement is a binding contract between a sperm donor and an individual or a couple that sets out the parties’ intentions in anticipation of donation, including their legal rights and obligations.

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Embryo Donation

The embryo donation agreement is a legal agreement between embryo donors (those who created the embryos through IVF) and the embryo recipients (who are the “intended parents” of the child).

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Egg Donation

An egg donor agreement, also referred to as an ova donation agreement, is a written legal agreement between an egg donor and the recipient individual or couple who wish to conceive.