Dedicated to Ethical Family Formation

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.

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Securing Legal Ties for All Family Types

There are few things more important than securing the legal relationship between a parent and a child. AAARTA attorneys are up-to-date on the advances in medical science that allow for a wide variety of options for parents to build families through egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and/or gestational surrogacy.

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Members with Experience

AAARTA members must have completed at least fifty (50) diverse ARTs matters prior to being invited to join AAARTA. The matters must include such legal services such as obtaining parentage or birth orders, drafting and negotiating surrogacy, egg donor and sperm donor contracts and drafting or reviewing embryo donation contracts.

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Find an Attorney

An expert in assisted reproductive technology law will help ensure that your family building matter proceeds smoothly. Our Online Adoption and ART Academy Member Directory lists the current fellows of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in each State.

Considering Adoption?

If you are interested in learning about building your family through adoption, please visit us at the Aaa Alogo Only(American Academy of Adoption Attorneys) clicking here gets you to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Website.

Interested in Joining AAARTA?

Click here for our application to AAARTA. We look forward to seeing you join AAARTA.

News

Webinars for Purchase -- Webinars on ART and Adoption Matters are here.

2015 Annual Conference Awards and Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year at the Annual Meeting, the President recognizes one or two Fellows who have contributed in an extraordinary way to the work of the Academy and improving the lives of children. The Awards are the President’s Award and the Amy Silberberg Award. This year there will be two additional awards including the Mentor Who Made A Difference and Fellow of Distinction. For more information including how to be a sponsor, click here for information on AAAA and AAARTA annual awards.

AAARTA Deputy Director, Margaret Swain's Letter to Editor 

Planet Hospital International Surrogacy.  NY Times-Letter to the Editors 

Margaret Swain, AAARTA Deputy Director, writes a letter to the New York Times discussing their article describing the Planet Hospital surrogacy program.  Ms. Swain addresses the inexcusable and troubling issues that arise with unregulated programs.  

Focus on an AAARTA Fellow

An Interview With Douglas Donnelly

Doug Donnelly is a big man with a big heart. When I sat down to interview him, his passion for his faith, his family, and adoption law burst from him, and he spoke with tears in his eyes.  He explained that being emotional is in his DNA: “I am from a big Irish family and all too often tears are just beneath the surface.”   Continue Reading . . .

Events in 2015

Annual Conference - Fellows Only 

Academy Fellows ONLY join us April 26-29, 2015 in St. Pete Beach for our Annual Adoption and ART Conference to fulfill your mandatory Academy CLE requirements. See  2015 Annual Conference Registration Form for more details and our  2015 Annual Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration Form for for information on being a sponsor. To make your hotel reservation at the TradeWinds Resort click here: St. Pete Beach, here we come! Materials and other information for our Fellows can be found in the member area.

WEBINAR -- Essentials of ART Contract Drafting Webinar

On March 18, 2015, at 2:00 EST, Lynn Bodi, Shannon Matteson, and Colleen Quinn, will be presenting a 90 minute webinar entitled, “The Essentials You Must Know Before ART Contract Drafting.” This presentation focuses on what steps should take place in ART arrangements before the parties get to the contract drafting stage. Using stories of mishaps - including contract negotiations that have imploded - these presenters will present a check list of “should be done” items before launching into drafting the agreement.

The price per registrant is $149. The webinar is open to both Fellows and non-fellows. Each registered participant will receive a recording of the webinar along with Power Point and bios of the presenters. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in learning more about the topic, please go ahead and register anyway. You will be sent the recording and documentation after the event as well.
To register for the webinar, complete the registration form and return it along with your check payable to “AAAA” to Jennie Sullivan, Administrative Director, 2930 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240.  Registration located here  ART Contract Drafting Essentials Registration

SAVE THE DATE --- AAAA/AAARTA Mid-Year Conference - Open to All

Coming Together to Address Family Building Challenges . The Conference takes place Sunday, October 4 through Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the award winning, four-diamond luxury Swissotel. The Swissotel is located at the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and is just steps away from shopping on The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. Enjoy the river, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. In addition to the superb hotel and excellent location, the ARTs fall conference will offer a variety of cutting edge CLE’s. Topics include: Health Insurance and the ACA; International Practice Issues; Same Sex Parentage Updates; Medical Advances in Assisted Reproduction, ART 101, and more. Whether you are an expert in the field of ART, or have never had an ART client this conference is for you. The Conference will offer multiple introductory and advanced sessions. Attorneys from across the country and abroad will be available to share knowledge and practical experience. Join us for education, debate and networking.Focusing exclusively on assisted reproductive technology law, our October 4-6, 2015 Conference Registration will open in March, 2015. Hotel reservations may be made using Swissotel Link.  Please check back then for conference registration information.