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Archive for November 2014

Couple Adopted 8 Boys From The Same Family

Taking place over a ten year period, a Nebraska couple recently adopted their 8th child from the same birth mother. The adopting couple learned shortly after getting married that conceiving children naturally was “very unlikely” for them, so they decided try foster parenting which turned into 8 adoptions. According to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute,…

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New Guidlines On Genetic Testing for Muscular Dystrophy

A new guideline from the  American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the  American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recommends guidance on how doctors should evaluate the full picture—from symptoms, family history and ethnicity to a physical exam and certain lab test results—in order to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s…

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The possibility of embryo adoption

Under Florida law, those looking to start a family are able to legally “adopt” an embryo. Unlike with traditional adoption, when using a donated embryo, the providers of the genetic material have no parental rights to the resulting child, however, it is important to have a contract in place to reflect the parties intent in…

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