Embryo Adoption Lawyer Helping Prospective Parents Make Their Dreams A Reality

Assisted reproductive technologies have opened the doors to parenthood in many different ways. In vitro fertilization and surrogacy are not the only options for pursuing pregnancy and parenthood. In recent years, embryo adoption has become an increasingly feasible — and more cost-effective — option for those unable to naturally conceive.

What Is Embryo Adoption?

Legally speaking, the term "adoption" applies only to children who have already been born. The traditional adoption process is much different from the more recent development of embryo donation and implantation.

With the increasing prevalence of in vitro fertilization, more and more unused embryos are left in a cryogenically preserved (frozen) state. Many couples choose to donate these embryos rather than destroy them or leave them forever in limbo. The donation may be anonymous, or it may be from someone you know who wants to make a donation to you specifically.

Sorting Through The Legal Ramifications

As you might imagine, embryo donation and adoption have legal implications. The donors must legally relinquish their rights to the embryos. You must take care to establish your parental rights. The advice of an experienced embryo adoption lawyer is critical for making sure no loose ends go overlooked.

I am Erin O'Kane, a San Diego attorney practicing exclusively in reproductive law. I help intended parents navigate the legal hurdles involved in embryo adoption and other forms of assisted reproductive technology. My approach is detailed and thorough; I will guide you through the many legal steps that go into a successful embryo adoption.

Are you an out-of-state or international prospective parent seeking guidance on California's progressive reproductive rights law? I am one of only a handful of California attorneys who devotes my practice solely to this niche field.

Get in touch by calling my office at 858-391-6589 or submitting a quick online contact form.