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Michigan Surrogacy Attorney Helps You Start Your Family

Cutting-edge legal assistance with surrogacy in Traverse City

Michigan laws prohibit paid surrogacy, in which a woman is paid for carrying the child. Michigan law also states that all surrogacy contracts are unenforceable. Despite these restrictions, noncompensated or altruistic surrogacy is legal in Michigan.

The Phelps Legal Group in Traverse City has provided guidance to hundreds of singles and couples in Michigan and throughout the United States who enlarged their families through surrogacy. We are on the cutting edge of the technological, medical, ethical and legal developments relating to surrogacy.

What types of surrogacy are available?

Surrogacy is broken down into two basic categories:

  • Traditional surrogacy occurs when the surrogate is also the biological mother. Her egg is fertilized with sperm from the intended father or from a sperm donor. The surrogate carries the pregnancy to term, and then the baby joins the family of the intended parents.
  • Gestational surrogacy occurs when the surrogate is not biologically related to the embryo. An embryo is implanted in the surrogate, and she carries it to term. The intended parents become the baby’s legal parents.

Surrogacy is also categorized based on the financial arrangements:

  • Commercial surrogacy occurs when the surrogate is paid. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Michigan.
  • Altruistic surrogacy occurs when the surrogate is not paid (but her medical and other expenses are likely reimbursed). Altruistic surrogacy is legal in Michigan.

The Phelps Legal Group is highly experienced in surrogacy law. Our attorneys help you make informed choices.

Talk to our attorneys about surrogacy in Michigan today

Our Traverse City attorneys are ready to help you expand your family. Call the Phelps Legal Group today at 877-886-1878 or contact us through our online contact form. We have flexible office hours so we can meet with you at your convenience.


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