Legal Resources LGBT
When using third party reproduction (including donor sperm, donor eggs, or a gestational carrier), there are important legal issues that must be addressed during your fertility journey.
Pre- or Post-Birth Order
The most common way that same-sex couples protect their parental rights is through a Pre-Birth or Post-Birth order. This allows the intended parents to:
This will establish the parental rights to the child for both genetically related and non-genetically related parents.
Second Parent Adoption
If a Pre- or Post-Birth Order cannot be obtained, the same-sex couple must establish their parental rights to their child through adoption. If you and your partner are married, stepparent adoption is a possibility. If you and your partner are not legally married, a second-parent adoption is an option.
What to Do
If you will be pursuing a path to parenthood that uses third party reproduction, the fertility specialists at IVF FLORIDA strongly suggest you seek out an attorney who specializes in third party reproductive law with experience in this unique area of legal practice.