Mr. Shields renders the following services in the area of assisted reproductive technology law:
- The drafting of Gestational Surrogacy Contracts, Traditional Surrogacy Contracts, Egg Donation Agreements, Sperm Donation Agreements and Embryo Donation Agreements.
- Obtaining Court Decrees, which establish legal parentage of children through the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Assisted Conception Birth Registration procedure.
- Establishing legal parentage of children conceived through the use of assisted reproductive technology by the initiation of adoption proceedings (commonly step-parent adoption proceedings or adoption proceedings involving same sex couples).
- Rendering “Surrogate Locator Services” for intended parents whereby Mr. Shields is retained and paid by Intended Parents to locate a surrogate, who is acceptable to the intended parents. Each woman, who is selected to be a surrogate, usually resides in the Western Pennsylvania area and is personally screened and evaluated by Attorney Shields.