Genie Miller Gillespie, Attorney at Law
Legal Help Before, During, and After Adoption in Illinois

Surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Advanced reproductive technology in the form of surrogacy and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) offers individuals more options than ever to realize the dream of parenthood.

I am Genie Miller Gillespie, a Chicago adoption attorney who represents surrogates, egg donors, egg recipients and intended parents. My clients include single parents, heterosexual couples and same-sex partners who are looking to start or add to a family.

If you are seeking more information about legal representation during a surrogate pregnancy, please do not hesitate to contact my law office to schedule a consultation.

Legal Support for Surrogates, Intended Parents and Other Involved Parties

Illinois is a surrogacy-friendly state, and is a leader in surrogacy-related matters in the United States. The Gestational Surrogacy Act has been in effect since 2005, which provides protection for surrogate mothers, intended parents and other parties involved in the process.

I have more than 20 years of experience in adoption-related legal matters. Recently, I was certified to handle surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) cases through the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Not all adoption attorneys have certification in this complicated area of the law. I can help you address any number of issues that may arise during a surrogate pregnancy, including:

  • What happens if multiple embryos become available?
  • What if medical concerns arise during prenatal care?

These are some of the questions and issues that must be addressed before the pregnancy. The surrogate and the intended parents must agree on all important legal issues and understand their roles and responsibilities to ensure that disagreements do not arise down the road.

I work with clients to draft and negotiate surrogacy and other ART contracts, addressing important legal concerns now that may prevent legal issues in the future. These are highly sensitive cases that require assistance from a skilled attorney. I provide clients with compassionate representation during all stages of the legal process.

Contact a Chicago Adoption and Surrogacy Attorney

Surrogacy and ART cases can be highly emotional for all parties involved. Please contact my Chicago law office online to schedule a time to meet and to learn how I can help you during this important time in your life.