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Second-Parent Adoption Following Surrogacy

I’ve written before about why a non-biological parent in married same-sex couples should complete second adoption, even if both parents are on named on the child’s birth certificate.  Most families have no trouble getting a court to grant the ad… Read More
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Do I Really Need a Sperm Donor Agreement?

When I talk to potential clients considering using a known sperm donor (especially lesbian couples), I often get two questions:  “Can’t I just do the donor agreement myself?” No. “Do I really need a sperm donor agreement?R… Read More
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Brian Discusses ART and Surrogacy with Kelly Ellison

I was pleased to be invited by Kelly Ellison of Your Adoption Finance Coach to be a guest on her Internet radio program.  We had a great conversation where we discussed the basics of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy.   Kelly has a ter… Read More
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Modernizing US Citizenship Laws Regarding Assisted Reproduction

There’s good news for US citizens living abroad who use assisted reproductive technology to build their families!  For years the State Department has required that a child born outside of the United States be genetically related to the US citizen… Read More
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Embryo Donation

A few weeks ago I was talking to a woman whose doctor suggested she pursue IVF. Because of her firmly-held religious beliefs, she had reservations about what she would do with any unused embryos. When her doctor assured her that any number of familie… Read More
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Talking to Kids About Donor Conception

With the help of donor sperm, eggs, and embryos, families are able to have the baby they dreamed of.  But do you tell your child about donor conception?  And when do you do it?  Since 2004, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (”ASRM”… Read More
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Language Matters - How Courts Talk about Children and Parents

I read a lot of court opinions, and, to be honest, they are usually kind of dull.  Judges write in a very modulated style and are not known for dramatic flourishes.  But recently I’ve come across two opinions that made me take notice – one beca… Read More
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