Last week, the California Court of Appeal for Los Angeles County issued its opinion in Jason P v. Danielle S. In this highly publicized decision, the court allowed a known sperm donor to try to prove his paternity, and the case has sent ripples throughout the world of people who have used - or are thinking about using - known...
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...
New York, New York it's a hell of a town. Well not just a town, but the entire state has been one of the strictest prohibitors of surrogacy since 1992. Sections 121-124 of the New York Domestic Relations Law outlawed surrogate parenting by stating that such "contracts are hereby declared contrary to public policy of this state, and are void and...
This informational handbook is designed to give you an overview about family building for the LGBT Community. Everyone deserves to have the family of their dreams. We hope that this book will give you some of the tools you can use to make that happen. If you need more information, Path2Parenthood is here for you.
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Melissa is a single woman who has long desired to have a child. She asks a long time friend, Jim, to donate sperm. He agrees, on the understanding that he will have no rights or responsibilities regarding the child. When the child is 5, Melissa loses her job and files an action in family court against Jim, seeking child support.
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...