There are many legitimate reasons that an individual or couple may choose to have a child through utilizing a gestational carrier to carry their child or children to term. While the gestational carrier bears the physical duties of pregnancy, the person or couple who is the intended parent or parents will be legally responsible for the child. While we cannot assist you in finding a gestational carrier or surrogate, the attorneys at Gapen, Johnson & Larson can assist intended parents or their gestational carrier in the drafting and review of Parentage Agreements and Egg Donation Agreements. We can also navigate you through the complex process of ensuring that the intended parents are legally established as the parents of the child and that there are no rights or obligations remaining with the gestational carrier. This is a legal process that can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and judge to judge. It is therefore extremely important to seek out the counsel of an experienced attorney to guide you.