Family

The Guts to Become a Parent During COVID

By AAAA-Admin / November 3, 2021 / Comments Off on The Guts to Become a Parent During COVID

Becoming a parent during the Covid-19 pandemic takes guts. No wonder the U.S. birth rate is the lowest it’s been in over a century! Those committing to become parents through adoption and assisted reproduction have inspired me for over thirty years, but they have truly been my heroes during the past eighteen months. Some I […]

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Welcome to National Adoption Month!

By AAAA-Admin / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Welcome to National Adoption Month!

Welcome to National Adoption Month! For the entire month of November, the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) is going to fill your social media feeds with positive stories of adoption. To kick things off, here are a few of mine. I did my first adoption for AG several years ago. She contacted […]

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Assisted Reproduction News – October 5, 2020 Update

By AAAA-Admin / October 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Assisted Reproduction News – October 5, 2020 Update

Canada: families sue sperm bank https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/families-sue-sperm-bank-1.5742372 Another update on the criminal case against The Surrogacy Group founder and CEO https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/florida-man-pleads-guilty-to-taking-money-from-possible-parents-in-surrogacy-scheme

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NY Parentage Act To Become Law

By AAAA-Admin / April 9, 2020 / Comments Off on NY Parentage Act To Become Law

On April 2, 2020, the New York Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) passed the New York Legislature as part of Governor Cuomo’s year 2020 budget package – one of his top priorities.  The CPSA is comprehensive, addressing and securing the legal relationship between children conceived through third party reproduction and their intended parents, and discards New […]

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COVID-19 and The US State Department Closure of Passport Agencies

By AAAA-Admin / March 26, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 and The US State Department Closure of Passport Agencies

The shut down of regional passport issuing offices, and the directives to only issue passports in life or death situations, is creating very concerning delays for parents coming to the US and hoping to return home with their newborns as soon as possible. AAAA sent the attached letter to Secretary of State Pompeo and to […]

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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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