How Important is a Contract, Really?
A contract is really important, not only from the standpoint of having everybody understand what their rights, their responsibilities, and their obligations are. It’s also important that it’s a well written contract to give you some idea of what the whole situation is about. A well written contract, like ours, is basically a road map in the whole surrogacy process. It gives you an idea of how you’re going to get from point A to point B, what is your responsibility in the process, not only for the surrogate but also the intended couple, the lawyers involved in the process, as well as the agency who is bringing it all about. A well written contract informed of all the things as it relates to surrogacy laws is an extremely important thing and quite honestly you would not want to engage into a surrogacy relationship without one.
Kevin Mahan, Attorney at Law, Mahan & Mahan