Most couples dream of one day having a child.
There are many situations where couples determine that choosing a surrogate mother is the best way to bring a baby into their family unit.
A surrogate mother is one who would be impregnated with sperm from the biological father and carry the baby to delivery.
After a legal contract is drawn and signed by all parties, the surrogate mother relinquishes all parental rights, even though she carries the child until delivery. She, essentially, is giving the parental rights to the birth father and his partner.
Many states will address the issue of surrogacy on a case-by-case basis. This is why it is imperative to consult an experienced attorney to be sure that the surrogacy is in compliance with all legal requirements.