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The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
(AAARTA) is a credentialed, professional organization dedicated to the
advancement of best legal practices in the area of assisted reproduction
and to the protection of the interests of all parties, including the
children, involved in assisted reproductive technology matters.
Attorney referrals are a hallmark of AAARTA and readily available via our Online Member Directory. The organization which consists of approximately one hundred and five Fellows from around the country ensures referrals are handled in a knowledgable and collegial manner. Since many matters involve multi-state jursidictions, the existing peer relationships between Fellows, many of whom have been in AAAA for two decades are vital to the success of your arrangement.
Judith Sperling Newton serves as the founding Director of AAARTA. A Past President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Judy brings special expertise and adminstrative skills that have guided AAARTA since it was created as a speciality division of AAAA in May, 2009. To reach the AAARTA Director, you may email Judy at email@example.com.
Surrogacy is an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and deliver a child for another individual or couple. She may be the child’s genetic mother (traditional surrogate), or she may gestate a child (gestational carrier) from the intended mother’s eggs and the intended father’s sperm, donated gametes, or a combination of the intended parents’ and donor gametes, with the intent that the intended parents will become the legal parents of the child.
There are few things more important than securing the legal relationship between a parent and a child. Advances in medical science have provided a wide variety of options for intended parents seeking to build their families through egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and/or surrogacy. The laws relating to the parentage of children conceived through ART vary significantly from state to state. The laws of most states have not kept pace with the medical advances in ART, making it extremely important to secure parentage and not leave uncertain the legal status of a child born of ART.Retaining an AAARTA Fellow
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Egg, sperm and embryo donation are often part of the third party reproduction process, known as Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). The donation, or use, of donated genetic material has medical, psychological and legal implications. AAARTA fellow attorneys can help you to navigate the legal issues that will arise and to create permanent legal relationships between the intended parents and the children to be conceived using donor eggs, sperm or embryos. The laws relating to the parentage of children vary significantly from state to state. It is important to consult with an attorney experienced in ART in your jurisdiction prior to entering into any third party reproduction arrangements.
Next Steps . . .
- Use the Online Member Directory to locate an AAARTA Fellow.
- View the resource material on Surrogacy and ART Donation available in the above links.
- Read why you should consider retaining an AAARTA Fellow. Review the AAARTA Code of Ethics.
- Contact an AAARTA Fellow in your state or if none are listed check in either an adjacent state or in the alphabetical listing to make initial contact.
- If you are an attorney interested in being considered for admission to AAARTA, follow the New Member Inquires link.