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WELCOME!

We are honored that you are considering International Fertility Law Group to represent you as you begin the exciting journey of becoming a parent through assisted reproductive technology (“ART”).

IFLG was established to provide ART legal services exclusively—this is the only kind of law we practice.

Since we began practicing in this field of law more than a decade ago, we have helped thousands of intended parents navigate the rapidly changing legal landscape surrounding family formation via ART.

In founding IFLG, I was inspired by my own personal experience of becoming a parent via ART, with a passion for helping other individuals and families on a similar path.

I know from both personal and professional experience that the process of creating a family via ART can be complex, confusing and even overwhelming. Although no check list can encompass every family and every ART situation, to the right is a quick primer of necessary steps.

We know from experience that every family’s situation is unique. IFLG’s team of legal professionals is trained to listen to your questions and concerns, provide expert advice tailored to your circumstances, and guide you every step of the way, until you welcome your new baby into the world.

— Rich

Required Steps

  • Talk to a Lawyer Before Beginning any ART Process—We Offer a Free Initial Consultation!

    First, talk to a lawyer before beginning any ART process

    Your and your family’s future security are at stake. At IFLG, we offer a free initial consultation, which will help orient you to the ART process and the legal services we provide, and a variety of payment options. Once we have received your written retainer agreement, you will be under the protection of attorney-client privilege, and we can begin representing you.
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  • Select a Donor and/or Surrogate

    Select a donor and/or surrogate

    Most of our clients are already working with a licensed fertility clinic or donor agency when they come to us. If you have not yet selected an agency, we can refer you to one of our excellent and highly regarded partner agencies.
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  • Prepare Properly Executed Documents

    Prepare properly executed documents

    Over our years of practice we have developed proven, effective procedures and legal documentation for our ART clients. The type of contracts needed will vary, depending on where intended parents, surrogates and donors reside, and on what type of ART process you are planning—surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, or sperm donation. Once your physician has received a legal clearance letter from IFLG, he or she can begin the medical cycle.
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  • Court Order for Parental Establishment

    Court order for parental establishment

    In most parts of the United States, a few months before the birth of your baby, we will petition the court or relevant state government agency to legally establish you as your baby’s legal parent. In some states, the petition is filed after birth.
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  • Confer with Birth Hospital

    Confer with birth hospital

    Prior to your baby’s birth, you will need to meet with the hospital social worker to ensure you are recognized as your baby’s parent when the birth occurs, and that the hospital staff completes the associated paperwork in accordance with the court order or other parentage documents we prepare on your behalf.
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  • Birth Certificate

    Birth certificate

    Parents living in the United States will receive their baby’s official birth certificate by mail approximately six to eight weeks following the birth. Parents who reside in another country will need the assistance of hospital staff and their legal team to obtain an expedited birth certificate, generally within two weeks. Once the birth certificate is in hand, parents can obtain a U.S. passport for their baby and return home.
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+ Overview

WELCOME!

We are honored that you are considering International Fertility Law Group to represent you as you begin the exciting journey of becoming a parent through assisted reproductive technology (“ART”).

IFLG was established to provide ART legal services exclusively—this is the only kind of law we practice.

Since we began practicing in this field of law more than a decade ago, we have helped thousands of intended parents navigate the rapidly changing legal landscape surrounding family formation via ART.

In founding IFLG, I was inspired by my own personal experience of becoming a parent via ART, with a passion for helping other individuals and families on a similar path.

I know from both personal and professional experience that the process of creating a family via ART can be complex, confusing and even overwhelming. Although no check list can encompass every family and every ART situation, to the right is a quick primer of necessary steps.

We know from experience that every family’s situation is unique. IFLG’s team of legal professionals is trained to listen to your questions and concerns, provide expert advice tailored to your circumstances, and guide you every step of the way, until you welcome your new baby into the world.

— Rich

Required Steps

  • Talk to a Lawyer Before Beginning any ART Process—We Offer a Free Initial Consultation!

    First, talk to a lawyer before beginning any ART process

    Your and your family’s future security are at stake. At IFLG, we offer a free initial consultation, which will help orient you to the ART process and the legal services we provide, and a variety of payment options. Once we have received your written retainer agreement, you will be under the protection of attorney-client privilege, and we can begin representing you.
    Close
  • Select a Donor and/or Surrogate

    Select a donor and/or surrogate

    Most of our clients are already working with a licensed fertility clinic or donor agency when they come to us. If you have not yet selected an agency, we can refer you to one of our excellent and highly regarded partner agencies.
    Close
  • Prepare Properly Executed Documents

    Prepare properly executed documents

    Over our years of practice we have developed proven, effective procedures and legal documentation for our ART clients. The type of contracts needed will vary, depending on where intended parents, surrogates and donors reside, and on what type of ART process you are planning—surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, or sperm donation. Once your physician has received a legal clearance letter from IFLG, he or she can begin the medical cycle.
    Close
  • Court Order for Parental Establishment

    Court order for parental establishment

    In most parts of the United States, a few months before the birth of your baby, we will petition the court or relevant state government agency to legally establish you as your baby’s legal parent. In some states, the petition is filed after birth.
    Close
  • Confer with Birth Hospital

    Confer with birth hospital

    Prior to your baby’s birth, you will need to meet with the hospital social worker to ensure you are recognized as your baby’s parent when the birth occurs, and that the hospital staff completes the associated paperwork in accordance with the court order or other parentage documents we prepare on your behalf.
    Close
  • Birth Certificate

    Birth certificate

    Parents living in the United States will receive their baby’s official birth certificate by mail approximately six to eight weeks following the birth. Parents who reside in another country will need the assistance of hospital staff and their legal team to obtain an expedited birth certificate, generally within two weeks. Once the birth certificate is in hand, parents can obtain a U.S. passport for their baby and return home.
    Close
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Peiya Wang
PEIYA WANG(王培娅)
Paralegal (律师助理)

Peiya Wang joined IFLG as a paralegal in 2015, where she manages surrogacy, egg donation and parental establishment cases and provides translation services for many of IFLG’s international clients. Peiya received her bachelor’s degree from Beijing Technologies and Business University, where she majored in Marketing. She moved to the United States in 2012 to attend Northeast University in Boston, Massachusetts, receiving a Master of Science degree in Global Studies and International Affairs in 2014. Peiya moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and received her paralegal certification from UCLA Extension. When away from the office, Peiya is a dragon boat paddler and a ballroom dancer, where she favors Rumbas and Cha-chas. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Luis Sosa
LUIS SOSA
Paralegal

Luis R. Sosa joined IFLG as a paralegal in 2016, where he enjoys pursuing his passion for family and reproductive law. While working toward his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University, Luis worked as a paralegal and legal assistant for family law litigation firms in Miami and Washington, D.C. As a paralegal and case manager for IFLG, Luis, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, manages surrogacy, egg donation and other reproductive law cases. In addition to spending time with husband Randy and dog Marty, Luis enjoys being outdoors and appreciating the arts.

Toni Hughes
TONI HUGES
Paralegal

After receiving her B.S. in Business Management, Toni joined IFLG to pursue her dream of working in the legal field. As a Paralegal with over 10 years of experience in the assisted reproduction technology field, Toni is our Managing Paralegal, responsible for training and managing our paralegal staff. From drafting legal documents to assisting our clients with post-birth matters, Toni embraces the challenge of learning something new in this field each day. Besides spending time with her son, Jordan, Toni enjoys exploring new things, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and serving as a Youth Advisor for “Next Generation.”

Miesha Cowart
MIESHA COWART
Financial Coordinator

Miesha Cowart joined IFLG as a financial specialist in 2014 following a successful career in development and business finance. Miesha previously worked for 10 years in the construction industry as a controller and for 13 years as Development Coordinator for the non-profit U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In her free time, Miesha works with “Next Generation” at her church. “They are my heartbeats!” she says of the youth in her community.

Kim
KIM DEVEREAUX
Paralegal

Kim has over 25 years of experience in the legal field and has worked exclusively in surrogacy and assisted reproduction law since 1999. Kim is a senior case manager of surrogacy and egg donation cases, and is also responsible for managing parental establishment cases and interacting with IFLG’s Of Counsel attorneys across the country. With three children of her own, Kim understands the importance of family and finds working in this area of law a rewarding experience.

Rich Vaughn
RICHARD B. VAUGHN
Founder

Attorney Rich Vaughn combined his personal passion as a father of twin boys born via assisted reproductive technology (ART) with more than 20 years of experience in business and technology law to build International Fertility Law Group. Today IFLG is one of the most successful and best-known law firms in the world focused exclusively on fertility law, helping thousands of intended parents through empathetic listening, thoughtful and compassionate guidance, and unmatched legal expertise. As an advocate for reproductive freedom, Rich also contributes his knowledge and time to improving the understanding and practice of ART law, serving as chair of the American Bar Association ART Committee and speaking to law students, faculty and advocacy organizations all over the world.

Elizabeth Tamayo
ELIZABETH TAMAYO
Paralegal

Elizabeth received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University of Los Angeles. Shortly after graduating, she continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles where she obtained her Paralegal certificate. Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and has been in the legal field since 2009. She is excited to be a part of the IFLG Team helping families realize their dreams.

Tania Aguilar
TANIA AGUILAR
Legal Assistant

Tania Aguilar joined IFLG as a legal assistant in early 2016 and has since been immersed in the complexities of assisted reproductive technology law. Tania received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Chapman University in Orange, California, and a graduate degree from University of Leicester in England, where she pursued an interest in art. In 2013, she accepted a volunteer position at Legal Aid Society of Orange County, where she helped with the intake of new clients and was inspired to obtain a paralegal certificate from Fullerton College. As an undergraduate, Tania lived in Italy and studied the Italian language. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and enjoys assisting as a translator for many of IFLG’s international clients. Outside of the office, Tania enjoys concerts, films, reading and travel.