Berry Law, P.A.
Assisted Reproductive Technology - Gestational Carrier and Intended Parents
Christopher Berry, Esq. successfully argued before the Maine Law Court that in agreed to Assisted Reproductive cases, the Intended Parents should be declared the legal parents and the gestational carrier is not a legal parent. This establishes Maine Law in regards to surrogacy and gestational carrier situations.

Supporting the parties with Amici Briefs were: the Concerned Maine Attorneys; the Maine Attorney General’s Office; and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders joined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), RESOLVE, the American Fertility Association, the New England Fertility Society, the Reproductive Science Center of New England, Boston IVF and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. We would like to thank all the Amici for their support and assistance on this landmark case.

A copy of the decision may be downloaded below.

More recently Attorney Berry submitted an Amicus Brief arguing that reunification in private adoptions was not required under the adoption statute.

General Information
Berry Law, P.A. assists parents including married, same same couples and individuals; including intended parent(s), traditional surrogates, and gestational carriers with family building issues. This may include drafting contracts, pre birth orders, post birth orders, adoption and arranging for correct birth certificates.

We would be happy to discuss the current status of assisted reproductive law in Maine with you and assist with the legal aspects of your family building journey. Please contact us by telephone (207 839 7004) or email (