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Assisted Reproduction Archives

Who gets frozen embryos in a divorce?

There are still so many grey areas when it comes to the laws surrounding assisted reproduction. At the same time, more couples are using procedures like in vitro fertilization to have their own families. Because of this, the courts are hearing more and more cases where there just aren't any hard and fast rules - or real precedent - to look at.

Deciding to become a surrogate: One woman's journey

More and more men and women are starting to come forward and share their own stories of infertility. For the millions of men and women affected by infertility, these stories can really help to show they are not alone and that this is something many people -- more than they may even realize -- deal with too.

Proposed bill to strengthen surrogacy rights

Many couples anxiously look forward to the day when they can start their own family and welcome a child into the world. Unfortunately, for many couples it is not always as easy as deciding to have a child. Many end up facing their own infertility issues that prevent them from getting pregnant or carrying a child to full-term.

Do you want to donate your eggs? Understanding ovum donation.

Whether you want to help a friend or family member or just want to help someone you have never met, there are many reasons why you may be considering donating your eggs. In order to help you make up your mind on how to proceed, we will discuss a few facts of ovum donation.

Marriage does not guarantee parental rights for same-sex couples

With same-sex marriage legal across the country, gay and lesbian couples can now receive many of the same rights and benefits as heterosexual couples. However, as one recent Mississippi case shows, the law still has a long way to go when it comes to protecting the parental rights of same-sex couples.

Same sex couple denied deduction for surrogacy medical expenses

While tax season is still a few months away, for those spending money on costly medical procedures, the question of just how much your taxes are going to be and what is going to be deductible is always looming in the background.

Surrogacy news: Pregnant surrogate gets pregnant again

Surrogacy is a truly wonderful process that gives couples who cannot or medically should not conceive the ability to bring children into this world. For the surrogate, she is able to help a couple in a way that few can - by carrying a child for them - while the couple gets to become parents.

Understanding the basics of embryo adoption

The time leading up to starting or expanding your family is exciting. For those looking to bring a child into this world through embryo donation, you will likely have a number of questions as you look further into starting the process.  In this post, we hope to provide you with some basic information about embryo donation.

Kim Kardashian's infertility sheds light on gestational surrogacy

Infertility is more common than most people realize. For those couples learning they cannot conceive or carry a child, it can feel like you are alone in the world. However, the truth is that literally millions of men and women in the U.S. are experiencing infertility.

Things to know about surrogacy in Minnesota

Minnesota currently has no law in effect to regulate or govern surrogacy. Because of this, surrogacy has become a visible issue in the state legislature. Currently, legislators are considering a new bill that would reasonably regulate both the surrogacy process itself and the individuals who are participating in the process - including both surrogates and intended parents.

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