Embryo Donation Lawyer
In vitro fertilization often results in the creation of far more embryos than can ever be implanted. Determining what you want done with those embryos is a critical — and often difficult — decision. Some choose to donate cryopreserved (frozen) embryos as a way to benefit those who cannot conceive naturally. Sharing new life in this way is perhaps the greatest gift you can give.
However, becoming an embryo donor involves important legal considerations. You must give up your parental rights to any offspring that result from the embryo. You must also decide whether to pursue anonymous or “open” donation. Your choice will impact your ability to reach out to the child down the road.
Helping Donors Make Informed Decisions
I am San Diego attorney Erin O’Kane Allen. I devote my practice exclusively to reproductive law, and I routinely represent donors who make the compassionate choice to help others experience the joy of raising a child.
As an experienced embryo donation lawyer, I can walk you through the donation process. My goal is to help you understand the legal ramifications of embryo donation so you can make informed decisions.
In the realm of reproductive law, California is one of the most progressive states in the nation. I represent out-of-state and international clients seeking to pursue embryo donation in California.
Embryo Donor Process
The embryo donation process can involve any number of legal hurdles. For example, one challenge may be identifying who is responsible for what costs and how those costs will be paid. My extensive background in California’s reproductive law gives me the ability to identify potential issues and find effective ways to address them. Your unique situation will set the framework for a tailored approach designed to protect your rights and accomplish your goals as a donor.