Surrogacy / Adoption

A Caring Approach To Surrogacy/ Adoption

Trends among millennials and younger generations have raised awareness that there are many ways to start a family. People are getting married later in life, same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, and surrogacy is embraced as an option by more couples.

The attorneys at Shulman Family Law Group assist clients with legal issues related to the full spectrum of alternative family formation. Founding attorney Maya Shulman is one of Southern California’s most knowledgeable attorneys dealing with surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technologies.

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Our thorough knowledge of the law in this area, combined with our emphasis on highly personalized legal service, allows our clients to navigate the family formation process with confidence. We assist with:


We assist with most kinds of adoptions, including infant adoption, domestic adoption, stepparent adoption, relative adoption, foster parent adoption, agency adoption and private adoption.

Surrogacy and gestational carriers

We formalize the surrogate relationship and cover every important issue that arises: the rights of the surrogate mother, the rights of the child, rights of the intended parents and conflicts of interest.

Assisted reproduction technologies

Examples of assisted reproduction technologies include in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryo adoption, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryopreservation and intrauterine insemination (IUI).

Donation of sperm or eggs

Our lawyers draft contracts that ensure all parties understand future rights and responsibilities. We guide clients through donor selection, communicating with donor agencies and establishing an escrow account to pay for a donor’s services.


Schedule A Consultation

We welcome the opportunity to review your surrogacy formation/adoption options and initiate the process that suits your needs. We work with clients throughout California from offices in Calabasas and Santa Barbara. Call 818-212-0010 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.