While the use of sperm donation allows same sex female couples to build their families, there are many legal pitfalls that can arise in the process. Same sex couples should always consult with an attorney who can advise them of how to best protect the rights of both mothers and also the child. Mistake #1: Failing to.
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 20-26, 2014, and its theme of “RESOLVE To Know More”, today I will talk about the pros and cons of using a known sperm donor. Under New Hampshire law, using a known sperm donor can be a reasonable option for many prospective parents when the necessary legal prerequisites.
A reader inquires of Miss Manners how he should react when his niece rebuffed his offer to donate sperm. The uncle reports that his feelings were hurt when the niece ended up having a baby using another sperm donor. Miss Manners rebukes him because he does not “seem to appreciate that this was not comparable.
One question I get asked a lot is what paperwork is needed in New Hampshire so that a husband/boyfriend can agree to give up his rights to a child that hasn’t yet been born (or, sometimes, even conceived). The short answer is that there’s no such paperwork. Public policy prohibits a man from simply.