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Victoria Gelfand law offices is a boutique law firm specializing in foreign surrogacy, family formation, facilitation and recognition of the rights of new family types.

Victoria Gelfand was the first attorney to have provided legal assistance to Israeli couples and singles with respect to surrogacy procedures abroad. In 2007, she had achieved first recognition of surrogacy procedures carried out in India by the Israeli Ministry of Internal Affairs, creating a process that has been used by all (well over a thousand) of Israeli intended parents since then and to this day.

We specialize in:

  • Surrogacy procedures abroad
  • Paternity/maternity declaration
  • Adoption / parentage order
  • Guardianship 
  • Prenuptial contracts 
  • Co-parenting agreements
  • Wills
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Legal issues of Artificial insemination / IVF

During the course of her career, starting from the very first years, Victoria has won numerous precedential cases in the extraordinary fields of her work, among which:

  • Parental leave for fathers (either genetic or second-parent)
  • Determination of paternity before the child’s birth
  • Precedential adoption cases
  • Waiver of the State’s requirement of a home study in parentage proceedings
  • Eligibility for reimbursement of hospital costs for surrogacy births abroad from the Social Security Institution
  • Retroactive acknowledgment of second parent parentage
  • Formal recognition of maternity of a non-genetic mother via surrogacy
  • Recognition of a transgender woman’s maternity via surrogacy
  • Permission to use a sperm from a deceased man for procreation
  • Permission for fertility treatment for a married separated woman without her husband’s consent