Many of our clients also use sperm donation in order to begin the family formation process. In this case, we offer services to donors and intended parents to provide legal counsel and draft a sperm donor agreement where necessary in which the responsibilities and intentions of the intended parents and donor are expressly laid out. In certain cases, intended parents will require the donation of sperm in order to establish a family; in this case if there is more than one intended parent, it may be necessary for the second intended parent to establish a legal parental claim of the child, possibly through a formal adoption process. It is imperative that the agreement ensures that the donor does not intend to claim parental rights over any children resulting from the sperm donation process.
Our firm will assist clients in creating the necessary legal documentation that protects all parties and ensures confidentiality of those involved as needed. In some states, donors are protected under various statutes to ensure that with the use of their sperm they are not considered the natural father of any conceived children through the sperm donation process. Equally, some states also establish the parental rights of intended parents using donor sperm where the recipient mother carries the child to birth or in the use of a gestational carrier. However, state laws vary and legal requirements to relinquish parental claim and establish the parental rights of the intended parents may require specialized expertise in reproductive law.
Our attorneys are highly experienced and passionate in providing compassionate and quality service for those clients wishing to use sperm donation to build their families. We are also dedicated to protecting the rights of sperm donors who are seeking confidentiality and legal protection through the donor process.
In most cases, it is important that the sperm donation agreement outlines the responsibilities and intentions of all parties involved, including but not limited to the relinquishing of parental rights of the donor, removing the liability for future claims of child support and parental responsibilities. In other cases, where the sperm donation may not be anonymous it is important to establish parental intentions and legal rights, please consult with our firm about your personal wishes for us to successfully draft an agreement that best fits your tailored needs. Our team can draft a donor agreement to ensure that the rights and responsibilities of all parties are protected in the sperm donation process.