Washington State Flips Its Anti-Surrogacy Stance Washingtonians should pop the champagne bottles and celebrate — unless you are already trying to become pregnant as a surrogate. https://abovethelaw.com/2018/03/washington-state-flips-its-anti-surrogacy-stance/
Using A Turkey Baster To Have A Kid? That’s Not What It’s For! Also, It’s A Terrible Idea Legally Speaking A little money upfront with doctors and lawyers can save you a lot of heartbreak down the line. https://abovethelaw.com/2018/02/using-a-turkey-baster-to-have-a-kid-thats-not-what-its-for-also-its-a-terrible-idea-legally-speaking/?rf=1 #turkeybaster #conceptionplan
Forget Marijuana, The Biggest Legal Issue Coming Out of Colorado Is Babies In this case, the Colorado Supreme Court will decide what to do with the ‘leftover’ frozen embryos of two feuding exes. https://abovethelaw.com/2018/01/forget-marijuana-the-biggest-legal-issue-coming-out-of-colorado-is-babies/ #IVF #SurprisePregnancy
Which Companies Offer IVF Benefits? And Which Companies Are On The Naughty List? Given how important and life-changing these benefits are, we can hope that the business case for offering them eventually wins out. https://abovethelaw.com/2017/12/which-companies-offer-ivf-benefits-and-which-companies-are-on-the-naughty-list/
A baby born via surrogate in Russia to an Italian couple was taken away from his parents to be placed with a foster family because no genetic connection was made between the baby and his family (which was another problem – he was supposed to be genetically related to his father, and the Russian fertility clinic is as “surprised” as the rest of us). Read my latest article here.
In this week’s article posted at Above the Law, India’s recent strict ban on surrogacy has had many effects on families, both within the country and without. A ban is also now in place for the transfer of foreigners’ embryos to a different country, threatening the process of couples growing their families. There is no doubt that there is controversy in India over the practice of surrogacy, but there should be no argument over embryos transferred there under different laws.
My article on Above the Law this week focuses on extreme sperm donation – those who have donated enough sperm to father hundreds of children, and those who used their own sperm instead of the sperm that was promised to the patient.
In this week’s article on Above the Law, I present a current Colorado case in which divorcing parents are disputing what should be done with the embryos they created while together. Consent seems to be the law of the land, but there have been exceptions.
My newest article at Above the Law is about a case in Wisconsin when a couple with an established family through surrogacy was plunged into a terrible limbo when they had a judge that seemed to have a bias against surrogacy and gay parents. States having fair laws about parentage is a great start, but fair judgements for all is the most important.
I have a new article up at Above the Law. This week I’m focused on the process of surrogacy and the legal intricacies surrounding it. Although surrogacy has been a process for people to have children for many years, the laws around it and the ways states legislate for it make it a new and burgeoning frontier.