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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.
If you are interested in learning about building your family through adoption, please visit us at the (American Academy of Adoption Attorneys) clicking here gets you to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Website.
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Click here for our application to AAARTA. We look forward to seeing you join AAARTA.
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.