Gevurtz Menashe

PDX 503.227.1515
WA 360.823.0410

Expert Family Creation Law - Helping You Grow Your Family the Smart Way

To say that the legal aspects of starting a family can be voluminous and complex is an understatement. As you foray into this complicated terrain of laws and courts, choosing a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney on your side can be one of the best decisions you make.

No matter how you decide to add members to your growing family, Gevurtz Menashe can help. With our years of practicing family creation law, we’ve gained the experience, insights, and finesse you need to facilitate the process.

Having the right adoption, surrogacy, and IVF law firm can lead to quicker, more successful results. It can also bring greater peace of mind to your family during this transformational period.

Our Family Creation Practice Areas

Gevurtz Menashe is a well-regarded law firm with many areas of practice. We’re especially proud of our work in adoption and assisted reproduction law. Our adoption, surrogacy, and IVF lawyers have a detailed understanding of family creation laws in both Washington and Oregon.


Adoption involves numerous complicated policies and practices, many of which depend on location and the type of adoption process you pursue. In many instances, adoption requires a home study conducted by an adoption agency, negotiating an adoption contract, and adhering to state and federal regulations.

From private to agency-assisted adoptions, we can help you decide which adoption approach is right for your family and then facilitate the end-to-end process.

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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to refer to in vitro fertilization, sperm or egg donation, and surrogacy. These techniques have helped thousands of families to welcome babies into their lives.

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

IVF law can be tricky or confusing, especially as some rules are in flux or vary between states. It can’t be stressed enough how critical it is to engage an IVF lawyer who is up to speed on Washington’s and Oregon's in vitro fertilization laws.


In OR and WA, eggs, sperm, and embryos are legally considered to be property. Without a clear, well-written agreement in place, legal disputes could be decided by a court based on transfer of property laws.

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Surrogacy is another legally complex arrangement. All parties should have a detailed contract in place that outlines each person’s rights and responsibilities. There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. 
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Why Hire Gevurtz Menashe as Your Family Lawyer?

We’ve accomplished a lot for our clients’ families, our community, and our profession in our 30+ years invested in family law. In doing so, we’ve cultivated many reasons to trust us with this most important endeavor — helping to make your family dreams come true.

It’s to Your Benefit

We’re Honored

But don’t just take our word for it. Our efforts and abilities have earned the recognition of the legal community. Here are just a few of the awards we’ve won for excellent service and results for clients like you.

How to Create a Family with the Best Legal Representation

Schedule your consultation with a Gevurtz Menashe family creation lawyer today! You’ll be one step closer to having the family your heart desires.

To connect with an adoption, IVF, and surrogacy lawyer in Oregon or Washington, please call our Portland office at 503-227-1515, our Vancouver office at 360-823-0410, or submit the contact form below and we’ll reach out to you. 
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