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Building Families with Donors and Surrogates: A Guide for Single Parents

If you are considering single parenthood, there are many questions to explore. Addressing these questions will help you feel secure about your decision and establish a strong foundation for building a healthy family. Some of the most significant questions are:

Do I have the emotional and financial resources to parent on my own? Do I have a solid support...

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Myth or Fact: Are Egg Donor Agreements Necessary?

With the explosion in the use of donor eggs as a viable method of assisted reproduction, the medical and legal world entered a new era of third party reproduction. Because of the changing landscape of third party reproduction in general, and egg donation in particular, novel legal disputes and conflicting resolutions between the states have emerged and will continue to...

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U.S. Tax Court Clarifies Egg Donor Income Questions

On January 22, 2015, the United States Tax Court held that an egg donor's compensation, despite being characterized as "pain and suffering," is not excludable from income but is taxable, gross income, as defined under the IRS code ("I.R.C."). The full opinion can be accessed here.

Nicole Perez, the petitioner in this case, underwent two egg donation cycles in 2009. Perez...

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Why Do You Need a Lawyer, Anyway?

Why Do You Need a Lawyer, Anyways?

As you travel through your journey towards parenthood, talking to a lawyer may not be at the top of your list - medical professionals, your insurance company, a support group - but attorneys? Yet, particularly when you are using donated eggs, sperm or embryos, surrogacy, or are not married, an attorney may...

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