I would like to recommend an excellent article written by Sara R. Cohen and Mathilde Foucault from the Fall 2020 edition of the ABA Family Advocate: “Who Goes on the Child’s Birth Certificate for International Two-Dad Families When a Child Is Born Through Surrogacy in the United States.” https://www.americanbar.org/groups/family_law/publications/family-advocate/2020/fall/who-goes-the-childs-birth-certificate-international-twodad-families-when-child-born-through-surrogacy-the-united-states/ This article is a short guide for American ART attorneys who …
It’s a good idea to check the status of the courts when seeking a parentage judgment. Due to the COVID-19 crisis some courts are closed, though some courts may only be partially closed and may still be processing Pre-Birth Order documents. You should discuss with your attorney whether your Pre-Birth Order documents will be filed in a court that is …
Bilbao v. Goodwin, (SC 20078) (Conn. Nov. 5, 2019) The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that an agreement between a husband and wife executed prior to their divorce is enforceable. The dispute was regarding an Agreement between the husband and wife, coordinated through their fertility clinic, which specified that their jointly owned embryos could be discarded should the parties divorce. The …
Assistant Stephanie Kippen and attorney Greg Masler attended the spring SEEDS conference held at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California. With record attendance, this conference saw attendees representing all areas of the world of assisted reproduction, from law firms, to agencies, to IVF clinics.
Attorney Cori Johnson had the pleasure of attending the Spring ABA Family Law Conference. The Conference took place from May 9, 2018 to May 12, 2018 and was held at the beautiful Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The Conference was a great event attending by attorneys from all over the US as well as many international attorneys. In addition, …
Sharon Masler, Greg Masler, Page Tofighi Stephanie Kippen & Cori Johnson In a separate session, one interesting topic discussed was whether Intended Parents (“IPs) should contract with more than one surrogate at the same time as one another. As doctors and clinics are promoting the benefits of single embryo transfers, the option of multiple surrogates at the same time becomes …
Cori and Stephanie had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual SEEDS conference, which was held for the first time in Chicago, Illinois.
The Intended Parents tried for 7 years to have a baby but were unsuccessful. The Intended Mother’s sister offered to become a Surrogate mother and delivered twins at 37 weeks.
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The Surrogate Mother requested an increase in compensation frin the Intended Parents and threatened to end the pregnancy if her demands were not met.
The Intended Father entered into a Gestational Surrogacy arrangement, using an egg donor to create the embryo.
A gay couple in the Netherlands are “devastated” after they had to return a baby girl they thought was their surrogate daughter following a DNA test.
Great symposium at Whittier Law school discussing difficult legal issues facing families utilizing cross-border family formation options
A Russian senator has proposed a ban on Surrogacy due to issues with existing laws and concerns about the health of the surrogate and the child.
The propsed bill would Prohibit Enforcement of All Surrogacy Agreements and also Commercial Surrogacy
The surrogate mom lives on the US west coast and is expected to delivery the twins soon.
The draft bill would end Commercial Surrogacy, would only allow a blood relative to become a Surrogate, and would ban single and gay Intended Parents.
The babies were carried by a Surrogate Mother and were born in the United States. Both men will be named the legal parents.
Up to 10 babies born via Surrogacy for Australian Intended Parents are stuck in Cambodia waiting for visas. It is believed there are more than 50 babies currently carried by Cambodian Surrogate Mothers.
The new parents have not been able to receive birth certificates from the Mexican Interior Ministry.