LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A September 1 article on Sky News reported on the outcome of a lawsuit filed after the daughter of an American same-sex couple who was born abroad via surrogacy was initially not granted U.S. citizenship. The article reported that the U.S. State Department did not consider the girl to be a citizen because she was born "out of wedlock" and her biological parent had lived outside of the U.S. for five years before his daughter's birth. A judge ruled that, although the girl was born in the U.K. via surrogate, she has been an American citizen since birth as both her parents are American. Los Angeles-based Global Surrogacy Services celebrates this groundbreaking decision, saying that, while this is a positive step toward gestational equality, the struggle is far from over.
Global Surrogacy Services says that intended parents of all backgrounds, fertility statuses, and sexual orientation deserve the same rights granted to traditional families. The Los Angeles surrogacy agency says that, unfortunately, there are many legal hurdles to jump through for intended parents and that becomes even more so for those who are seeking LGBTQ services. It adds that this case serves as a powerful reminder of how important it is to have all legal affairs in order before proceeding with the surrogacy process in order to avoid the issues faced by the couple profiled in the article.
The Southern California firm adds that the process of finding the right surrogate, as well as navigating through the complicated legalities that come with surrogacy, can be difficult without the professional guidance of an agency. Global Surrogacy Services says that the legalities of gestational surrogacy that crosses state lines are already complex and are only made that much more intricate if multiple countries are involved, or if one of the intended parents has a complex immigration history.
Global Surrogacy Services says that an agency can help intended parents smoothly navigate through all the complications and legal challenges that come with the surrogacy process. The agency notes that, when intended parents don't have to worry about all of the fine print, they can focus more on the joys of parenthood and creating a loving home for their family.
Readers interested in learning more about Los Angeles-based LGBTQ-friendly surrogacy agency Global Surrogacy Services can call (800) 355-2009 or visit its website at https://globalsurrogacyservices.com/.
SOURCE Global Surrogacy Services