Women interested in becoming a surrogate in Pennsylvania may soon be impacted by legislative changes occurring on the other side of the country. California’s Assembly Bill 2349 was recently signed into effect by Governor Jerry Brown, and it can impact how the surrogacy process will be handled throughout the country.
Women who are interested in becoming a surrogate are urged to work with a reputable and experienced agency by calling (215) 876-0060 or visiting SurrogacyPennsylvania.com today.
Although Pennsylvania is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the country, and takes steps to protect both intended parents and gestational carriers, other states have problematic legislation. In some cases, hiring a surrogate is illegal, while other jurisdictions do not enact laws that protect anyone, leaving it up to the courts to make life-changing decisions on a case by case basis. The unfortunate side-effect of this is that nobody involved truly knows what a court will rule before a decision has been reached.
Because of this, California has opted to enact legislation that essentially mandates all cases involving the state be tried by their courts, using their laws. The new law officially goes into effect on January 1, 2017, and will apply to situations where the surrogacy process commenced in California and if any of the parties resided in California during the surrogacy. In other words, a Pennsylvania surrogate could be forced to abide by California laws if an intended parent moves to California at any point in the surrogacy process, or if she, herself, moves to the Golden State.
Go to SurrogacyPennsylvania.com or call (215) 876-0060 to be a surrogate or get more information today.
Given that California laws are very progressive, and may actually be of benefit to gestational carriers, the legislative change is not cause for alarm. However, it does highlight the importance of being familiar with all the surrogacy legislation, and not simply the laws in the local jurisdiction. It also provides another reason why it’s essential to work with an experienced agency, both as a gestational carrier and as an intended parent because the laws from state to state can affect what happens in Pennsylvania. A reputable agency will take steps to protect the parties from potentially damaging legislation and ensure that the journey is smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved.
About Pennsylvania Surrogate Agency
The people at Pennsylvania Surrogate Agency are experts in the field and have several goals in mind. First, to help bring a baby into the world, and into the waiting arms of his loving intended parents. Secondly, to protect everyone involved. They do this by matching up people with similar goals and values, by ensuring the right steps are taken at the proper times, and by providing access to resources, such as legal help for contracts, medical care, and other needs. For more information about the services offered or to begin the surrogacy process, call (215) 876-0060 or visit SurrogacyPennsylvania.com now.
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