Assisted Reproduction

Donation, DNA and Discovery: Anonymity in Gamete Donation is a Flawed Promise

By AAAA-Admin / March 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Donation, DNA and Discovery: Anonymity in Gamete Donation is a Flawed Promise

Approaches to privacy and confidentiality in gamete donation vary widely across the globe.  In the United Sates, most donations are conducted without the parties being identified to each other and disclosure to donor-conceived persons is still not universally practiced.  But, as science and technology evolve, the debate over donor anonymity is poised to perhaps become […]

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AAAA Reacts to State Department’s Intercountry Adoptions Report

By AAAA-Admin / March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on AAAA Reacts to State Department’s Intercountry Adoptions Report

The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) issued its response today to the U.S. Department of State’s FY2018 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoptions which highlighted an 82% decline in the number of intercountry adoptions since 2004. “AAAA is deeply concerned about the decline in international adoption, and the State Department’s report is a […]

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Arizona Married Couples Lose Control of Their Embryos

By AAAA-Admin / February 7, 2019 / Comments Off on Arizona Married Couples Lose Control of Their Embryos

An important and deeply problematic statute went effect in August 2018 regarding the award of embryos in a divorce.  A.R.S. § 25-318.03 attempts to formalize who will be awarded embryos in the event of a dispute between divorcing spouses and who will be responsible for any resulting children.  The law requires the Court to disregard […]

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