Egg donation is a form of Assisted Reproductive Technology in which a woman provides her eggs to intended parents for use in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. An egg donor provides a healthy egg to create an embryo using either donor sperm or sperm from an intended father. That embryo is then transferred to an intended mother or a surrogate.
The contract formalizes how an egg donor relinquishes her rights and how the intended parents will become the legal parents of the child. An egg donation agreement also provides the intended parents with a mechanism to obtain the egg donor’s necessary medical information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). The agreement further outlines how and when egg retrieval will occur, how expenses and compensation will be handled, and how intended parents will cover the donor’s medical insurance in the event of a medical complication. An experienced attorney is needed to navigate you through the legal complexities of the egg donation agreement so that all parties are protected.
Please contact our office for a free consultation at 813-397-3712 or barrios-law.com, if you have any questions regarding the specifics of egg donation agreements.