One of my areas of interest is how to balance the rights of the future child with that of the egg donor and the intended parents.

I had an example this year when, this Spring, I represented my client for the second time in 23 years – the first time as a nine month old, born in another state, when I finalized his MA adoption in 1986 and the second time in 2009 when I petitioned the MA Probate and Family Court to appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to find the birth mother since my client had a severe genetically related medical condition and faced major surgery unless his treating physicians could obtain more medical information on how this condition was treated with my client’s blood relatives who had this condition. The out of state adoption agency, which had the most complete records, had gone out of business and my 23 year old records were long gone (MA requires attorneys to keeps files for 6 years from completion of the legal matter). Long story short, the court appointed GAL found the birth mother and it turned out that she and her two daughters had been looking for my client – excellent medical and social ending.

How should we provide, at a minimum, for contact routes which will survive the test of time as here – say 10 years plus after the birth of the child via egg donation?