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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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Immigration Adoption Conundrum

By AAAA-Admin / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Immigration Adoption Conundrum

There is a 1-year old child, a little boy, that needs a home.  His parents have a serious drug problem with meth and heroin that they are not able to conquer.  The State of New Mexico has taken custody of the child.  For confidentiality reasons the names of some of the unimportant facts have been […]

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ICWA is not meeting the needs of Indian Children

By AAAA-Admin / March 8, 2019 / Comments Off on ICWA is not meeting the needs of Indian Children

In October, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, in Brackeen v. Zinke, held that the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations implementing it violate the U.S. Constitution, largely on equal protection and 10th Amendment grounds. The United States Court of Appeals for the […]

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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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AAAA Opposes Permanent Placement of Migrant Children For Adoption Without Consent of Parent or Parents

By AAAA-Admin / October 24, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA Opposes Permanent Placement of Migrant Children For Adoption Without Consent of Parent or Parents

The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys has remained concerned about migrant children since our announcement this summer that the Board voted to adopt a new Resolution opposing the separation of children from their parents by immigration officials. The Trustees of AAAA believe that no migrant child should be […]

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