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Past President of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys


Nevada Surrogacy & Adoption Lawyer 

Bringing a child into your family through adoption or surrogacy is a profound and life-changing experience. However, the legal processes involved can be complex and challenging to navigate on your own. That's where we come in. At our law firm, we specialize in guiding families through the Nevada adoption and surrogacy journey with compassion, expertise, and dedication.

Whether you're considering adoption or surrogacy, our compassionate and experienced attorneys are here to provide the legal guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of building your family. From initial consultations to finalizing legal documents, we'll be by your side every step of the way, working tirelessly to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood.

When you need an experienced and dedicated adoption or surrogacy lawyer in Nevada, call 775-227-7221. Our attorneys can help you navigate every aspect of Nevada adoption & surrogacy laws.

Need a Nevada Surrogacy Attorney?

A family is one of the most precious gifts; surrogacy allows a friend, relative or even a complete stranger to give the gift of a family to another. Surrogacy appeals to many individuals and couples because it allows you to have a child biologically related to you, even if you cannot conceive. Furthermore, Nevada’s progressive laws allow virtually any parent or family to take advantage of the surrogacy process.

If you are considering surrogacy or need an attorney for a surrogacy contract, then Eric A. Stovall can help. He can provide attorney advice regarding the following:

  • What types of surrogacy do Nevada surrogacy laws permit?
  • Can I use surrogacy if I am a single parent?
  • How do Nevada surrogacy laws affect LGBT couples?
  • Who can use a surrogate?
  • What are common surrogacy costs?
  • What do I need to know about becoming a surrogate?
  • How do I make sure a child born using a surrogate is legally mine?
  • How do I become an egg donor? What about embryo donation or sperm donation?
  • What information should I include in a surrogacy contract?
  • Do surrogates have to go through medical or psychological testing?
  • What happens if a surrogate changes her mind once the baby is born?

Eric Stovall’s work in reproductive law includes providing representation for either the gestational carrier or intended parents involved in a surrogacy. He also has the experience necessary to offer legal services to new agencies during business formation. 


Types of Surrogacy

Surrogacy offers another path to parenthood for individuals and couples who are unable to conceive or carry a child on their own. Our knowledgeable surrogacy attorneys provide comprehensive legal assistance throughout the surrogacy process, including:

Gestational Surrogacy: In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carries a child conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the intended parents' genetic material. Our attorneys can help you navigate the legal agreements, contracts, and parental rights issues associated with gestational surrogacy.

Traditional Surrogacy: Traditional surrogacy involves the surrogate using her own eggs to conceive the child, making her the genetic mother. 

Egg and Sperm Donation: Our firm can also provide legal guidance for individuals or couples considering egg or sperm donation as part of their surrogacy journey, ensuring that all parties' rights and responsibilities are protected throughout the process.


Nevada Adoption Lawyers

Adopting a child is a beautiful way to expand your family and provide a loving home to a child in need. Our experienced adoption attorneys are here to help you navigate every step of the adoption process, including:

Domestic Infant Adoption: This involves adopting a newborn or young child within the same country where the adoptive parents reside. Birth parents voluntarily place their child for adoption, and the process typically involves working with an adoption agency or attorney.

International Adoption: International adoption involves adopting a child from another country. It requires adherence to the adoption laws and regulations of both the sending and receiving countries, as well as compliance with international adoption treaties.

Foster Care Adoption: Foster care adoption occurs when a child who has been placed in the foster care system becomes legally free for adoption. These children are often older or may have special needs, and the adoptive parents may have been their foster parents prior to adoption.

Stepparent Adoption: Stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent legally adopts their spouse's child from a previous relationship. This process typically requires the consent of both biological parents, unless one parent's rights have been terminated.

Relative Adoption: Relative adoption, also known as kinship adoption, involves a child being adopted by a close relative, such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. This type of adoption is common in situations where the child's biological parents are unable to care for them.

Open Adoption: In an open adoption, the birth parents and adoptive parents have ongoing contact and communication, often including visits and the exchange of information and photos. Open adoptions vary in the level of openness and can be agreed upon through mediation or facilitated by an adoption agency.

Closed Adoption: In contrast to open adoption, closed adoption involves limited or no contact between the birth parents and adoptive family. Identifying information about the birth parents may be sealed, and communication is typically facilitated through intermediaries, such as adoption agencies or attorneys.

  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Washoe County Bar Association

Protecting Nevada Families and Helping Them Grow How We Help

Why Eric A. Stovall is the Right Choice

Eric A. Stovall has helped thousands of Nevada families grow through surrogacy and adoption.

  • Advocate

    Past President of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), the acknowledged experts in both surrogacy and adoption law.

  • Experienced

    Involved in over 250 surrogacies and adoptions in Nevada each year

  • Respected

    Referred Nevada surrogacy and adoption cases by lawyers located across the state and nation.

  • Trusted

    Widely regarded for his work in these areas of law.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering adoption of a child or using a surrogate, reach out to our office to find out how to get started.

“Eric & his staff were very helpful & it made the adoption go through so easily. He is great & I would recommend him to anyone!”

Let Our Adoption & Surrogacy Lawyer Help Your Family Grow

Those who turn to surrogacy or adoption as a means of having a child all have a common end goal: they want their family to grow and need help to make that happen. Over two decades ago, Reno attorney Eric A. Stovall saw an overwhelming demand for a knowledgeable adoption and surrogacy lawyer in Nevada. He then decided that he could fill this void within the legal community.

Since that time, attorney Eric Stovall has assisted with over 2,000 successful surrogacies and adoptions for his clients. During that time, Nevada surrogacy laws evolved, making the state one the most progressive in the country, providing protection to surrogates and intended parents. Medical technology also evolved, allowing for more certainty in a surrogate pregnancy. As a result of these legal and scientific advances, more parents are looking to surrogacy in Nevada as a means to expand their families. Eric Stovall’s experience make him remarkably qualified to provide strong legal support to those families during the process of surrogacy or adoption.


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Each year, we have been involved in over 250 surrogacies and adoptions in Nevada. You can trust us to help your family.

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