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As new assisted reproductive technology options have developed, so have new legal issues. Third-party reproduction is especially complex, since another person is involved in the process. This type of assisted reproduction includes sperm donation, egg donation, and surrogacy.

Attorneys are now specializing in Family Building Law or Reproductive Technology Law to protect the rights of those involved, including the resulting children.

Fairfield County Law Practices

Before you begin fertility treatments such as surrogacy, it is a good idea to speak first with an attorney who specializes in reproductive law. Your lawyer will help make sure your rights are protected throughout the process by drafting contracts that define rights and obligations of the participants.

The following reproductive law attorneys in Fairfield County can help protect your legal rights during fertility treatment:

  • Donald B. Sherer
  • Victoria T. Ferrara-Loris


Surrogacy is widely considered the most legally complex of the assisted reproductive technology options. It becomes even more complex if traditional surrogacy is used, where a surrogate conceives using her own eggs.

While there are no Connecticut laws that specifically deal with surrogacy or surrogacy agreements, court law seems to look favorably upon them. So before you begin the surrogacy process, it is a good idea to retain the services of a lawyer who specializes in surrogacy law.

Your surrogacy lawyer will draw up a surrogacy agreement, which will clarify the custody of the child as well as the compensation for the surrogate.


If you are considering adoption, you should meet with an adoption lawyer beforehand. Your adoption lawyer will help you understand how the state adoption laws pertain to your unique situation. He or she will also draw up a contract that clarifies the custody of the child, as well as the role the birth parents will have in the child’s life.