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Assisted Reproduction is an still a new filed, and the laws are constantly changing, as is the technology. The laws vary widely state by state. And last year’s information or even last month’s information may not be correct. While it is not required to have an attorney to create and review these documents, it is a worthwhile protection. It is important to hire an attorney who has experience with assisted reproduction contracts.
Egg donation has is becoming an option for more and more families. There are a wealth of wonderful egg donor agencies throughout California. We are proud to work with many of these agencies. Egg donors are generally under the age of 30. They donate healthy eggs using an egg retrieval process involving the stimulation of the ovaries. A thorough evaluation or screening of each potential egg donor is of critical importance, whether the donor is known to the recipient or is anonymous. This screening is served to protect all parties involved (the donor, the recipient and the resulting children). Assisted reproduction contracts between egg donors and Intended Parents must be negotiated prior to starting any egg donation and retrieval program. Our firm drafts contracts for ovum donation to meet the individualized needs of each of our clients’ situation. We also review contracts on behalf of egg donors. We work with both agency agreements and original known donors. For more information, contact us here.
Many single women and same sex couples make use of known sperm donors in creating their families. Is is important to lay out the expectations of the future relationship prior to the sperm donation. A donor agreement lays out each party’s rights and obligations. It addresses legal issues such as parental rights, confidentiality, future contact, medical expenses, and the rights of the child. We can create an agreement tailored to your needs, negotiate the terms and can also review an agreement on behalf of a sperm donor.
Many couples who have used IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) or other assisted reproduction methods to create their families have additional embryos they do not plan to use. Some families choose to donate these embryos to others who are trying to conceive. We can craft an agreement for you that reflects your needs and the desires of the donating family.