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Second-Parent Adoptions - Advanced Issues

I recently wrote about why married same-sex couples, particularly female couples who conceive their child using anonymous donor sperm, still should complete a second-parent adoption. I want to look at some other forms of family formation here, and ad… Read More
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Top 12 Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Stories of 2014 - Part 1

This has been a big year for adoption and assisted reproduction in the news.  Here is the first half the run down of the biggest stories of 2014.  To stay on top of all of the latest news, follow me on Twitter. 1.  Jimmy Fallon welcomes a second… 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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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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Are Second-Parent Adoptions Necessary?

The answer is decidedly YES. In New York state, a person is presumed to be the parent of any child born to or adopted by that person’s spouse. But that only truly works if the parents’ marriage is universally recognized in the US. But sam… Read More
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