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WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Surrogacy Pathways!

With over 10 years of combined experience with assisted reproduction matters, we are ready and committed to help you through this journey. Our role is to support our clients--both surrogates and intended parents--through the surrogacy process from beginning to end.  To do that, we draw from our backgrounds in law and policy to help you have the smoothest surrogacy journey possible.

We know the journey to parenthood can be difficult.  We’ve both been in your shoes-- having to rely on IVF to form our own families.  Our infertility journeys left a profound impression upon both of us, and have led to our interest in helping others through surrogacy.  That is the reason we teamed up to form Surrogacy Pathways.  (To learn more about Catherine’s journey to parenthood, check out this profile of her published in the New Hampshire Bar News: Practitioner Profile: Finding a Niche Through Personal Experience.)

We also look to help others through infertility and same-sex family building advocacy.  Catherine played a prominent role in the 2014 revisions of the surrogacy laws in New Hampshire.  She co-authored the updated surrogacy laws which put into place strong protections for surrogates and intended parents, and removed unnecessary impediments to surrogacy in New Hampshire.  This law has been used as a model by other states considering changes to their own surrogacy laws.  Catherine also developed the New Hampshire standard for the issuance of parentage orders in surrogacy arrangements.  This standard benefits both surrogates and intended parents by mandating consistent and timely court action.  Catherine also co-authored the New Hampshire laws on egg donation, which provide much-needed clarity for donor arrangements.

We are proud supporters of same-sex family building through our alliance with LGBTQ+ friendly organizations, such as the National LGBT Bar Association.  In addition, we have taken GLAD's Pledge to Uphold the Standards for LGBT Families.  Catherine is also a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Family Law Institute which is a collaboration of experienced LGBTQ+ family lawyers who work on cutting-edge legal strategies on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community nationwide.

We regularly collaborate with surrogacy experts worldwide to successfully advocate for policy changes to benefit surrogates as well as families formed through surrogacy.  Catherine was part of a small group of fertility lawyers selected to serve on a committee charged with preparing model acts on behalf of the American Bar Association.  One of the committee’s final products was accepted by the ABA as the gold standard for the regulation of surrogacy agencies.

We are also proud of having formed an agency that is dedicated to the needs of intended parents both here in the United States and worldwide.  Both of us have strong family roots in Europe.  Mike is of French heritage and has lived in Europe for a number of years. He is the primary point of contact for our French speaking intended parents.  Catherine was born in Budapest, and also lived in Paris as a child; she is a native speaker of Hungarian.

We look forward to working with you.

  Catherine Tucker surrogacy lawyer                            

Catherine Tucker • Co-Founder

RESOLVE New England (Board of Directors)

American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee (Executive Council)

American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Legal Professional Group

New England Fertility Society

New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section

National LGBT Bar Association | Family Law Institute

American College of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption Lawyers

Roundtable: HIPAA, Ethics, and Third-party Assisted Reproductive Technology. American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Moderator: U.S. ART Legislative Update and Advocacy Tips.  American Bar Association Section of Family Law

Donor Conception Connect & Learn Seminar.  Resolve New England

New Hampshire Family Law Webinar. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders/AAARTA

Donor Sperm Workshop. Resolve New England Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Donor Conception: Practice and Legal Issues Workshop. Resolve New England Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Ask the Surrogacy Professionals. Resolve New England Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Moderator: From Contract to Court: Strategies to Help Your Parentage Establishment Withstand Attack in the Courts. American Bar Association Section of Family Law

Donor Egg Info Night in Concord, NH. Resolve New England

Finding a Donor and Gestational Carrier and Legal Issues/Contracts. Resolve New England Connect & Learn Seminar

Teleconference on Third Party Reproduction. Parents Via Egg Donation

What Every Family Law Practitioner Needs to Know About Assisted Reproduction and Same‐Sex Marriages. New Hampshire Association of Justice Family Law Forum

The Intersection of Divorce and Alternative Family Planning. New Hampshire Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting

Legal Issues You MUST Consider when Using Egg Donation, Sperm Donation or Surrogacy. Creating a Family Radio Show

Ask the Donor Conception Professionals. Resolve New England Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference

Guest Moderator. The Embryo Donation Network

English

Hungarian (conversational)

J.D. cum laude, Suffolk University Law School (1999)

M.S., Northeastern University (1995)

B.A., Dartmouth College (1993)

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

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Michael Degieux • Co-Founder

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American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee

American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Legal Professional Group

New England Fertility Society

English

French (conversational)

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (2004)

M.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2001)

B.A., University of Maryland (1999)

New Hampshire

USDC, District of New Hampshire

Your First Surrogacy Client--What Every Family Law Attorney Needs to Know, New Hampshire Bar News