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New Parentage Bill passed by Vermont House of Representatives will offer pre-birth orders for couples working with assisted reproduction and gestational surrogates.
Two gay fathers almost lose their son while trying to legally "adopt" him and be placed as the legal parents on his birth certificate.
Benefits and challenges of embryo donation verses embryo adoption.
Missouri Proposed Legislation Would Throw All Forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology Into Legal Chaos. Gestational surrogacy and IVF in Missouri. Who chooses what happens to the frozen embryos?
Two California women, each pregnant with triplets, are claiming they are being pressured to ‘reduce’ the number of fetuses they carry to term.
Proposed Cy and Ruby's Act revamps Gestational Surrogacy law in Canada. Currently gestational surrogacy is not legal in Ontario and many parts of Canada. This article is an opinion piece by a Sara R. Cohen, LL.B. - Fertility lawyer, surrogacy lawyer in Toronto, Canada.
The Baby S case upholds gestational surrogate/intended parent contracts in states like Vermont that do not currently have case law or statutes around gestational surrogacy.
What if you brought a newborn home only to have that child taken away in a divorce? That's the situation some “intended parents” of children born via gestational surrogacy are facing. Texas House Bill 1704 is calling for changes to State law that would require parents in a divorce situation to disclose to the court that they have entered into a gestational agreement, with both parties intending to be the parents of the child. Right now couples do not have to do that, and it's caused heartache for many. Dr. letitia plummer, d.d.s., a pearland dentist is leading the charge. she had a baby via a surrogate in india, but her ex-husband has full custody. If the Bill which she co-authored with State Rep. Deshotel passes, parents will have the right to request custody of those children, and will be legally accountable for supporting them financially.