Retaining an AAARTA Fellow
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. An experienced ART attorney can assist you in understanding your legal options and determining the best way to secure your legal rights.
It is important to consult with an attorney experienced in ART in your jurisdiction prior to becoming involved in any ART procedure. This is especially true when arrangements cross state lines and may involve conflicting laws. ART attorneys from different states routinely collaborate with each other to ensure that the families their clients are creating through ART are legally protected. Legal advice from an experienced and knowledgeable ART attorney can help provide intended parents with an appreciation of the potential legal risks involved in their reproductive arrangement, as well as an understanding of the safeguards that can be put in place to help minimize those risks. The organization requires its Fellows to strictly adherence to the ACADEMY CODE OF ETHICS.
If you are acting as an egg donor, sperm donor, embryo donor, or gestational carrier/surrogate, you are helping people fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. It is important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities in such arrangements by consulting with your own attorney. An attorney can help you understand the law and the process to ensure that you are treated fairly in the ART process.
There are many issues that may arise in ART arrangements such as embryo transfer, confidentiality, compensation, abortion/selective reduction, future contact, medical expenses, insurance coverage, and establishing legal parentage. AAARTA fellow attorneys can help you navigate the legal issues that will arise in any ART arrangement. They are uniquely qualified to ensure the creation of legal relationships between intended parents and children conceived using donor eggs, sperm, donor embryos or carried to term through surrogacy. To find an AAARTA attorney in your state, click on Online Member Directory.