Parental Rights Law

Parental Rights Law

If you are planning to become a parent through Assisted Reproduction or Step-Parent Adoption, Reproductive Law Center can help you. Our practice is focused on providing legal services for assisted reproductive law and family formation (parental rights law).

Our expert team of attorneys can provide you with highly skilled, confidential legal services that will formalize your parental rights and maintain your privacy. We will be there to support and advise you through the entire legal process. Our decades of experience and proven track record of success in all aspects of Parental Rights law will provide you with the legal protections essential to bringing a new child into your family.

For our clients who reside outside the United States, we are committed to supporting you in the additional legal steps to complete the Parental Establishment process.

Reproductive Law Center can help you by:

  • Bringing legal proceedings to establish your parental rights to your child by obtaining a court order.  The court order will provide that the parent(s)’ names (including single parent or same-sex couple) be placed on the original birth certificate. This option is available in California; the laws of other states vary and we can inform you of your options.
  • Bringing Step-Parent (for married couples or registered domestic partners) or Second-Parent Adoptions (for unmarried couples or same-sex couples who have not entered into a marriage or civil partnership) proceedings, in which the legal parents spouse is granted equal legal status as a  parent, with all of the associated rights and responsibilities.

We also provide other services essential to family formation, including:

  • Drafting healthcare durable powers of attorney

  • Providing assistance in obtaining passports for international newborns

  • Providing assistance with obtaining an apostille for documents such as birth certificates.  An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the origin of a public document (e.g., a birth, marriage or death certificate, a judgment, an extract of a register or a notarial attestation).


All communications between Reproductive Law Center and our clients are protected by the attorney-client privilege and are confidential. Confidentiality To represent you, we must first have a written attorney-client agreement; then we can exchange confidential information freely.

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We are able to represent intended parents, surrogates, egg donors, embryo donors, and sperm donors. Our law offices are fully equipped with highly trained paralegal and administrative staff to assist in serving our clients. Free Initial ConsultationWe offer single-price, all-inclusive service packages or reasonable hourly fees. Your initial consultation is free.