Ahh, the joys AND practicalities of parenting through egg donation. What I am saying to clients is that the flip side of the donor who waives all parental rights is that the recipient not only receives all the privileges of parenthood, but also accepts all financial obligations as a parent. Yes, your child will be your legal creditor for tax and insurance reasons, and yes, your child will inherit your estate when the time comes. It is your child and with all the fun comes the practical aspects of the parent-child relationship. As always, there is a restriction for couples who are currently married, as many states automatically impose ancestry on man for every child who is pregnant or born during marriage. This may be a problem if, in the future, the couple separates or divorces between those who have legal ownership of the embryos. It is important to consult a fertility lawyer, as each egg donor situation is different. With Falletta and Klein, you can be sure that she will develop a binding contract that will respond to your individual circumstances, anticipate conflicts, provide clear solutions and protect you from unexpected legal problems after the birth of your baby. Both parties should plan an egg donor contract.
This is whether the donor is known or anonymous. In fact, some fertility clinics need such agreement before starting treatment (mainly for known donors). For each egg donation agreement, 3 contracts should be executed: contract between the ice distributor and the agency (ice-free agreement), contract between the intentional parents and the agency (agency agreement) and contract between the ice donor and the intended parents (legal arrangement). If some of this information in this document you wish to keep between you and not share with the clinic, your lawyer should make a “legal declassification letter” to inform the clinic of the agreement. A legal release letter is a version of your agreement converted by your lawyer to the clinic, so it does not contain some private matters that you do not want to share. Don`t worry, it should need all the essential information. The child is your legal creditor and represents the inheritance of your property. In some countries and states in the United States, ancestry is automatically placed on the husband. In the event of separation or divorce, this can cause some problems. Your insurers are not required to cover egg donation processes. In some places, some laws require insurance companies to cover parts of infertility treatments, but almost nowhere for ice programs.
You could consult a lawyer who specializes in reproductive laws, and he or she could give you advice if there are ways to cover some of the expenses.