I realize that woman who pursue surrogacy are in the teeny-tiny (very technical term, sorry) minority of IF women. I am interested, however, in knowing whether any of you (yourselves or via friends that you could point my way) could help me out.
My surrogate-to-be and I have ironed out 99 percent of our big and small points, and we are going to have to have attorneys get involved (by nature of our partnership) to draw up and approve our "agreement" from her perspective and from mine. What I would like to do, however, is minimize the time that we invest in the surrogacy-attorney part of our fiscal venture.
Meaning, money that would unnecessarily go to an attorney would instead go to my surrogate-to-be, and to stim cycles/meds for me.
I have that lucky double-whammy, poor response AND (yay!) a crap uterus. So, I'm thinking that it will be more than one stim cycle to get anything with which we might actually be able to try a surrogacy
So, with the idea that we are not foregoing attorneys, but wanting to make sure we can reduce the number of "well, what about this?" and "let's call her attorney" situations, it would be wonderful if we could borrow someone else's homework and copy it, replacing the pertinent points that we have hammered out together already. Then we could walk into above mentioned attorney's offices and say, "Please review this, and make certain it is valid in the appropriate states." as opposed to "Please draw this up for us."
I'm perfectly thrilled to receive
crossed out redacted examples, I don't need to see the names or the amounts or anything, just the language. And we all know that the more homework to copy from means a more better grade for us. (Kidding!) Well, kind of....
Thanks to anyone who might read this and help.
PS - I've seen "sample" contracts from the internets that are very boiler-plate, but I'm worried that they aren't too real world.