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Thoughts on Collaborative Conception

Amy Demma, a New York State licensed attorney, is a long-term family and children's advocate beginning her legal career advising parents of mentally and disabled children at the Association for the Help of Retarded Children. She has served on the Mother and Child's HIV Task Force of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association and is credentialed in Family Mediation through the Harvard Law School Mediation Program.

Passionately committed to family advocacy, Amy is a proud affiliate of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, holding a past Board position as Education Chairperson for RESOLVE, New York City and a current Board position on the Advocacy and Legislative Committee for RESOLVE of New England. As a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, she sits on the Legal Practitioners Group. Recently, Amy was invited to join the Executive Committee of the Reproductive Law Section of the American Bar Association; she is also a regular contributor to the American Fertility Association.

Considered an industry expert in third-party reproduction, Amy is a published author and regular speaker on topics related to alternative family building, including as a guest lecturer on the topic at Tufts University. She has recently been quoted in The Chicago Tribune, interviewed by NPR, Vanity Fair magazine, CNN, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and The Jewish Advocate. Amy also has contributed to a documentary on family-building through egg donation and surrogacy.


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a blog by Amy Demma, Law Offices of Amy Demma, March 1, 2011

Should prospective or current parents of anonymous donor eggs be concerned about a pending lawsuit in Florida?

USA Today ran a story on a lesbian couple involved in a parentage dispute over a child who was conceived during their relationship. While the facts in this matter are both relatively unique and quite specific to that of the family building efforts of same-sex couples, my colleagues and I expressed worry about the seemingly broad implication of the headline. As is typical with media coverage of matters related to assisted family building, the headline: "Egg Donor Seeks Parental Rights" is both sensational and a gross over-simplification of the facts.


a blog by Amy Demma, Prospective Families, September 13, 2010


a blog by Amy Demma, Prospective Families, September 1, 2010

I am writing today to prospective parents considering egg donation, to the parents of donor-conceived children and to donor candidates. I want to address the claims made by and in support of Eggsploitation: The Infertility Industry Has a Dirty Little Secret, a documentary recently released and soon to be screened on Capitol Hill by the Center for Bioethics and Culture.


a blog by Amy Demma, Prospective Families, August 18, 2010