With sperm or egg donation, the Intended Parent(s) may connect with a prospective donor through an agency, their fertility clinic, or on their own. Depending on how they connect with their donor, the Intended Parent(s) and their donor may need to enter into a “donation contract” where they directly contract with each other. At other times, they may only need to execute a detailed consent document with their fertility clinic. Donation may be used when the Intended Mother is able to gestate the child on her own, or it may be used in connection with the use of a gestational surrogate. The legal risks vary from state to state, so it is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney to understand your legal risks associated with gamete (egg/sperm) donation.
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