(c) the gestation agreement must require that eggs used in the assisted breeding procedure be recovered by an intentional parent or donor; Eggs from the gestation nut should not be used in the assisted reproduction process. 4. The stational mother and any intended parent agree to exchange, throughout the period covered by the agreement, all relevant information regarding the health of the mother and each parent in place. Over the past forty years, the average age of first mothers has steadily increased. In 1970, the average age of a first mother was 21.4 years; this figure rose to 24.9 in 2000, rising to 25.2 in 2009 and 26.3 in 2014. The National Center of Health Statistics published these statistics in a January 2016 data letter that shows this trend. For couples who decide to start a family later in life, getting pregnant can often be a common complication. This, combined with the long-standing lack of adoptable children in this country, has led many couples to hire a stational mother (formerly known as a surrogate mother) to have a child with her own genetic material. This form of assisted reproduction includes at least three people who enter into a so-called pregnancy agreement (formerly known as a surrogacy contract). The terms used by the family code for the parties to these pregnancy agreements include: “stational mother” as the woman who gives birth to the child; “donor” as a person (s) who contributes to genetic material for the child; and “intentional parents,” as the couple intended to educate the child. As with any form of contracting, this has led to litigation and a new right to these disputes. 2) that the future pregnant mother, her husband, when she is married, and that, if necessary, each donor, as a designated parent, waives all parental rights and duties with respect to a child conceived by assisted reproduction; Because older women marry or decide to become parents later, more people are candidates who use surrogacy to become parents of infants.
Surrogacy laws vary widely from state to state, but the Texas statutes contain a well-defined process for creating a valid pregnancy agreement for judicial authorization, which clarifies the rights and responsibilities of the parties as well as the legal ancestry of the child. (e) Parties to a pregnancy agreement enter into the agreement before the 14th day before the date on which eggs, sperm or embryos are transferred to the pregnancy mother for conception or implantation.