Helen C. Dillon - Portland Oregon Family Law Lawyer

Helen C. Dillon, Attorney at Law
3005 S.E. Carlton
Portland, OR 97202-8651
Phone: (503) 548-2532
Toll Free: (877) 213-7749
Fax: (503) 771-7024
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Artificial Insemination | Surrogacy

Insightful Guidance Through Complex Artificial Insemination and Surrogacy Related Issues

Alternate conception strategies can offer great relief to individuals struggling to extend their families.

  • Artificial insemination. Artificial insemination is a method by which sperm is implanted into the wife or one of the women of a same-sex couple, who will give birth to the couple's child. The sperm donor may be the husband or an anonymous source.
  • Surrogacy. When other options fail, surrogacy can be a life-changing and heart warming solution for individuals unable to have children. A surrogacy carrier is a woman who carries a child for intended parents using an embryo supplied by the intended parents or by use of the carrier's egg with the sperm of the intended father. While surrogacy may be a valid and exciting option, the process presents several legal issues — issues best addressed with the assistance of a knowledgeable lawyer.

For nearly 30 years, I, Helen C. Dillon, Attorney at Law, have assisted clients throughout the Portland Metropolitan area with various family law issues. I have the knowledge and insight needed to help my clients find the favorable results they desire. As a mother of four and grandmother of five, I also understand your desire for children and strive to help you add to your family in as easy a manner as possible.

Contact my office online or call (503) 548-2532 or toll free (877) 213-7749 to make an appointment to discuss your surrogacy concerns and to learn more about artificial insemination and surrogacy agreements and the protection they provide.

Compassionate Guidance Through Surrogacy Agreements

The initial drafting of a Surrogacy Carrier Agreement is an important part of the process of bringing a child into this world. This agreement, made between the intended parents and surrogate carrier, offers clear and specific direction over embryo, sperm and egg donor arrangements, parental rights termination of the carrier, and determinations of possible future contact between the child and surrogate carrier.

With the various situations relating to surrogacy, a clear and timely agreement can avoid much pain and heartache in the future. I can assist by representing either the intended parents or the surrogate carrier, but not both.

The Knowledgeable Assistance You Need

My work is dedicated to helping parents experience the joy of raising a child. Through focused representation, I am able to help my clients understand and avoid legal issues relating to the surrogacy process, helping them move on to the next phase of their lives, with new additions to their families.

Contact my office to discuss your unique concerns and goals.


I, Helen C. Dillon, Attorney at Law, am pleased to offer compassionate and assertive legal representation to clients in Portland, Beaverton, Tigard, Gresham, West Linn, Wilsonville, Tualatin, Woodburn, Lake Oswego, Clackamas, Hillsboro, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Happy Valley, Milwaukie and Gladstone as well as to residents of Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County and Columbia County.