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Legal Facts Behind The Embryo Adoption Legal Facts Behind The Embryo Adoption

Bronze medal Reporter Adv John Posted 8 Feb 2019 Post Comment Visitors: 80 Read More News and Blogs
Legal Facts Behind The Embryo Adoption

In the USA, there is a huge increase in in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Let us discuss the technique Invitro fertilization(IVF). In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a type of Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART). This process involves regain eggs from a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing them with the sperm of a man. This fertilized egg is known as an embryo. The embryo can then be frozen for storage or transferred to a woman’s uterus. The donated embryos do not have any genetic facts of the donor couples. By conceiving a child artificially has brought about some side effect—large depositories of unused frozen embryos. Some adoption agencies and fertility clinics in the USA have taken the lead in finding new homes for such embryos. They allowing their owners to put them up for adoption. 

 

 The legal side of embryo adoption

By law in the United States, the embryo is not considered as a legal form of adoption. Because embryos are not considered as a property, not people. For this reason, this process is governed by property contract law, not by adoption law. Some states in the USA do have legislation that applies specifically to embryo adoption.  When all the medical facts of adoption are matched, then the next process is making the contract between the adopter and the donor. In this process, the donor and acceptor will be signing the legal contracts which transfer the ownership of the property.  As per the contract, the adoptive family is the legal owners of the embryos and the donor family has no legal rights and responsibilities for it. As per the rule of U.S. state laws, the woman who gives birth to a baby is the legal mother and the man to whom she is married is the father. It is important to contact lawyers in United States for knowing the legal side behind the embryo adoption. Attorneys in the United States are very efficient to handle the contracts belongs to the embryo adoption.


The procedure for embryo adoption also varies according to the basis of clinic and agency. There are two types of embryo adoption. They are open adoption or closed adoption. Sometimes the embryo adoption is open. Because the donor is aware of who is receiving their embryos. In the case of closed adoption, the adopter has no rights to know about the donor. The ASRM  (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) does not consider this process as adoption. As per their consideration, the term “adoption” should only be used for children and not embryos. one significant advantage for a couple adopting frozen embryos is that donation costs far less than a full IVF treatment.


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