Surrogacy as a Family Building Option: Legal Issues

June 24, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

Episode Description

This is the last of a three-episode series featuring surrogacy as a parenting alternative. In the first episode, we discussed the surrogacy process, from screening and match to engaging necessary supports and cultivating the carrier-intended parent relationship. During the second episode, an intended parent turned new Mom and former carrier who developed a career with a surrogacy agency, shared their realities, from the decisions that led to their surrogacy journeys through post delivery. This final episode will dispel some of the rumors and address concerns that are associated with surrogacy from a legal perspective. You may have come across horror stories in news publications related to both carriers and intended parents, which speaks to the critical nature of securing sound legal guidance in this process. International legal expert Dean Hutchison, Esq., of Circle Surrogacy will provide information about both international and domestic surrogacy laws.

Turn the Page

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

“Turn the Page” features best practices in performance and quality of life for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses. Subject matter experts, many of whom are long-time entrepreneurs, discuss the business models that have enabled them to recover from setbacks, thrive, and adjust course based on both their growth paths and marketplace changes. Guests include specialists in law, marketing, public relations, product and service-focused global businesses, social entrepreneurship, parental leave planning, and other disciplines. You’ll benefit from the stories of distinguished performers, such as executives and former pro athletes who have transferred and augmented their strengths to become business owners in the service of creative autonomy, lifestyle flexibility, philanthropy, and other legacy goals. Host Hemda invites you to subscribe to the show through iTunes or Stitcher, and to explore becoming a sponsor or affiliate by contacting her through the “Email Host” link.

Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.

This site is protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program