Surrogacy law services, delivered with competence, commitment, and compassion.
Your legal partner on the journey of life.
Fertility law in Canada is complex and evolving. The subject matter is sensitive and the outcome is of utmost importance. Legal process and product both matter! All participants in third-party reproduction deserve protection and all children who result deserve to have their proper parent(s) reflected on their birth certificates.
I’d be delighted to help you, and offer a full range of services including:
Ova Donation Agreements
Sperm Donation Agreements
Embryo Donation Agreements
Post-Birth Legal Parentage
Last Will and Testaments
Meet Michelle Flowerday, LL.B.
Thanks for visiting Flowerday Fertility Law. It’s lovely to connect with you! My head and heart will be invested in your project. As a passionate advocate for surrogacy and third-party family-building, I would be honoured to champion your legal needs.
Here’s what I offer:
- Extensive Experience in Fertility Law
I’ve assisted thousands of families in surrogacy and third-party reproduction, accumulating invaluable experience and knowledge. In almost two decades of fertility law, I’ve developed a strong skill set and meaningful relationships in the industry with agencies, clinics, counselors, and other fertility lawyers.
- Dedicated Team of Professionals
With two smart, dedicated, and knowledgeable law clerks who are both former surrogates – Katie and Alisha – you’ll be heard, answered, and supported during your time with us. They are can-do problem-solvers, actively engaged, and well-loved in the industry.
- Sound Judgement and Conciliatory Approach
Success in fertility law means protecting clients, ensuring a smooth, stress-free, and timely process, and promoting positive relationships. Achieving this requires sound judgment, a clear, careful tone, and a responsive, conciliatory approach – soft skills integral to my character, integrity, and professional reputation. I measure success by these benchmarks.
Frequently "Anxious" Questions
Rest assured it’s normal to have lots of questions at this stage. Let me help turn your questions into answers and your anxieties into calm. Here are a few questions that may already be on your mind, and we will explore the rest during our initial consultation.
Is a surrogacy agreement necessary?
When do I need to engage a surrogacy lawyer?
How much does it cost to work with a surrogacy lawyer?
How do we get started together?
To get started, simply complete the inquiry form at the bottom of this page. You’ll receive my Consultation Prep List (a short document I put together to help us make the most of our time together) right away, and within one business day, I will send you a link to my calendar so that you can book a free introductory video or phone consultation at a time that works for you. I offer appointments seven days a week: Monday to Friday 9 to 5; Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings; and Saturday and Sunday mornings. If none of the times offered are convenient for you, we will find another time that works. During our first call, we will follow the outline set out in the Consultation Prep List and will ensure that all of your additional questions are addressed. I look forward to learning about you and your legal needs!
What does the process look like working with you from start to finish?
(1) the contracts stage where I will guide you through establishing the necessary agreements for your specific project (surrogacy, ova, sperm, and/or embryo);
(2) the hospital letter sent at viability of the pregnancy to ensure medical staff accommodate the surrogacy, acknowledge the medical decision-makers, and facilitate the transfer of physical custody of your child; and
(3) the post-birth legal parentage resulting in birth certificates naming the Intended Parent(s).
In between each step, I will remain only an email or phone call away and eager to assist at any time.
Can you help me navigate decisions with fertility clinics, surrogacy agencies, and reimbursements?
In their thoughtful words
— Rebecca & Asif, Intended Parents
— E & M, Intended Parents
“Thank you so much for your legal advice, your willingness to help, but most of all your compassion and support. I couldn’t imagine getting to know anyone else during this incredibly hard but rewarding and miraculous time. All our very best!”
— C & B, Intended Parents
“Words cannot express our gratitude for what you have done for us. Meeting you has changed our lives forever with the most amazing gift. Few people come into our lives & have such an impact and we can’t thank you enough for helping to make our dreams come true. You are an angel and we are forever indebted to you.”
— A & R, Intended Parents
“We would like to sincerely thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making the most precious and important part of our lives a stress-free and easy process. You are an awesome lawyer and we will be recommending you to anyone in need of your services. J and L are a joy – our lives are now full and complete. Thank you Michelle!”
— J & D, Intended Parents
— I & D, Intended Parents
— C & G, Intended Parents
— J, Intended Parent
— J & S, Intended Parents
— H & P, Intended Parents
— M & T, Intended Parents
Let's go a step further. Schedule your no-cost consultation:
After completing the form, you’ll receive:
✔ My Consultation Prep List, so we can make the most of our time together
✔ An invitation to book our consultation, with the link provided within 1 business day