For many individuals and couples, use of donor sperm can be a wonderful way to help grow your family. Whether you are considering donating your sperm to an anonymous bank, or interested in donating your sperm to a known recipient, there are many important legal considerations during this process.
When using donor sperm to conceive your child(ren) there are many issues that must be addressed, especially when working with a "known donor." It is always best to work under the advisement of a fertility doctor or clinic who can assist you with the process, as well as under the guidance of a trusted attorney who can draft an agreement that addresses the interests and concerns for all parties involved.
If you are donating your sperm, or using donated sperm without the assistance of an agency or qualified sperm bank, it is important that both parties understand all of the legal implications of sperm donation and have a carefully drafted contract that will protect all parties involved. It is also important for the contract to clearly define what future rights or obligations all parties will or will not have.
Pondel Law assists with all aspects of sperm donation including:
- Drafting and reviewing compensation contracts
- Screening of sperm donor including background investigation and an extensive in-house questionnaire
- Establishing rights, if any, of the child to contact the sperm donor in the future
- Establishing privacy and anonymity of sperm donor and/or sperm recipient
- Planning for guardianship in the event of death of the sperm recipient
- Protecting the sperm donor against future claims for financial assistance
- Protecting the intended parent(s) against future claims for custody or financial support, etc.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.