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El Paso Assisted Reproductive Technology Lawyers
A host of legal issues are involved with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) that utilize a third party, such as:
- egg donation
- sperm donation
- embryo donation
Some El Paso-area lawyers and law offices specialize in representing the unique needs of intended parents building a family through infertility treatments or adoption.
Attorneys specializing in or adoption and reproductive technology law create contracts that clearly state the legal rights, responsibilities, and protections of all parties involved. An El Paso area attorney will draw up legal documents that clearly state the roles and responsibilities of those involved – donors, surrogates, intended parents - as well as help you deal with insurance claims and disposal of embryos.
Texas Surrogacy Agreements
Couples planning to use a surrogate should retain the services of an attorney who specializes in surrogacy law. Gestational surrogacy is legal in Texas, while traditional surrogacy is not. In order for a surrogacy agreement to be considered binding, it must be validated in court.
A reproductive law attorney can help create a contract that legally states the rights and responsibilities of the intended parents, the surrogate, and a donor, if donor egg or sperm is used. The surrogacy contract should include all fees involved and what role, if any, the surrogate will play in the child’s life.
Ask your fertility doctor or fertility nurse, your donor or surrogacy agency, or former fertility patients you may know for a recommendation to a lawyer with experience in the type of fertility treatment you are undergoing. The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys is also a good resource.