Surrogacy & Two Dads…Who Goes on the Child’s Birth Certificate?

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 …

Court Closures

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 …

Connecticut Court Rules Against Husband in Frozen-Embryo Divorce Case

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 …

SEEDS Conference- Irvine April 26-27, 2019

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.

ABA Family Law Spring Conference- Nashville

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, …

5th annual SEEDS Conference

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 …

Proposed Ban on Surrogacy in Russia

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.