The process of adopting a child can be different for every family, but it will undoubtedly always be a legal one. To adopt, you will need to know your state’s various regulations and policies, making the process much more complicated than what you may have imagined. The role of an adoption attorney is to navigate…Read More
For any couple of any sexual orientation or gender identity, surrogacy is a major decision that comes with many details with which the parents must be familiar. While same sex surrogacy is largely the same as surrogacy with straight parents, there are some important considerations for LGBT couples. Know these basics of the surrogacy process…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More