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Neufeld to Join American Bar Association Webinar as Panelist on Regulatory and Privacy Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET, I am participating in the American Bar Association webinar, “Regulatory and Privacy Issues in Assisted Reproductive Technology.”  Join our esteemed panel as they discuss: The current state of healthcare and privacy regulation in women’s health Potential risks to assisted reproductive technologies (ART) How the…

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Various Regulations over Third Party Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy

Third party assisted reproduction and surrogacy is an ever evolving area that is regulated at various levels including at a constitutional level, state level, Federal level, and self regulation by organizations that establish best practices. Some regulations are based in the law, while some regulation is self-imposed and voluntary/best practices. This article will touch upon some…

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Do married same sex couples have to do an adoption after their child is born via IVF or insemination?

Florida Marital Presumption, Is it Enough to Protect My Parental Rights? Due to the Florida marital presumption when a married same sex couple has a child with the assistance of third party reproductive technology (i.e. IVF, artificial insemination), absent gestational surrogacy which is governed by a different legal framework, both members of the married couple are presumed to be the…

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Can a donor take back their eggs, sperm, or embryo?

Both the donor and receiver of eggs (and similarly sperm and embryos), wonder whether the genetic material can be “taken back” from the person/people who donated it. In light of the fact that eggs, sperm and embryo can be frozen and stored for years, life situations can change from the time of the donation where someone…

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New Supreme Court Judge and Impacts on Surrogacy

With the recent appointment of Supreme Court justice, Judge Kavanaugh, people have been asking how a potential reshaping of abortion rights could impact surrogacy laws. The topic of surrogacy specifically has been raised to the level of the United States Supreme Court, however, as of late, the Court has declined to hear cases involving surrogacy,…

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Fort Lauderdale Surrogacy Attorney Featured in Pier 66 Video

Fort Lauderdale surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, was featured in the new promotional video for the iconic Pier 66 Hotel and Marina located in east Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marla was married at the hotel and the developer interviewed her to share her memories as this Fort Lauderdale landmark. To watch Marla Neufeld, a Fort Lauderdale surrogacy attorney,…

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What to Expect at the Hospital with a Surrogacy Delivery

The culmination of the surrogacy journey is at the hospital when the baby is born. It’s an incredible moment in the process. In order to ensure a seamless surrogacy delivery process, advance arrangements at the hospital are important to make sure the hospital staff is prepared for a surrogacy delivery. Having personally worked with a…

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Sperm Retrieval Prior to Imminent Death

As a Florida surrogacy attorney, I have received inquiries on occasion regarding whether sperm can be removed from a person when they are about to die for use by another family member. For example, if a man gets into a car accident and is on life support, whether his sperm can be retrieved and frozen for use…

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Florida Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation, Known or Anonymous Donation

In Florida, the donation of eggs, sperm or embryos, is governed by Florida law which essentially provides that absent an agreement to the contrary, the person(s) who donates their egg, sperm, or embryos relinquishes all rights now and until forever to such genetic materials to the recipients/intended parents. The donation of such genetic material in Florida…

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