Surrogacy & Egg Donation Without Legal Representation

Posted by Sanford Benardo on December 14th, 2009 in Egg Donation, Surrogacy | 2 Comments »

Intended parents should consider the benefits of experienced legal representation, and think twice before cutting legal corners to try to save money. [...] Continue Reading…

Embryo Donation: No “Adoption” Required

Posted by Milena O'Hara on December 2nd, 2009 in Adoption, Assisted Reproduction, Embryo Donation, Embryo Storage | 1 Comment »

Embryos may be donated, without the need for adoption. Parties with excess embryos shouldn’t be dissuaded from giving them to an infertile person. [...] Continue Reading…

Press Release: ACARAL Stands by Independent Adoption

Posted by ACARAL on September 30th, 2009 in ACARAL News | No Comments »

New York adoption lawyer Kevin Cohen has allegedly stolen thousands of dollars from trusting, hopeful adoptive parents while promising them newborns that never existed. Despite the fact that these [...] Continue Reading…

Donating Leftover Embryos to Medical Research

Posted by Milena O'Hara on September 24th, 2009 in Assisted Reproduction, Embryo Donation, Embryo Storage, Technology | No Comments »

The National Institutes of Health moved closer this week to fulfilling President Obama’s promise earlier this year that he would lift restrictions on funding human embryonic stem cell research. [...] Continue Reading…

Balance rights of children, egg donors and intended parents

Posted by Herbert Friedman on September 23rd, 2009 in Egg Donation | No Comments »

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 [...] Continue Reading…

Birth Certificate Request Documents

Posted by Sanford Benardo on September 23rd, 2009 in Assisted Reproduction | No Comments »

Some counties will just not release a birth certificate if there is a slight inconsistency in spelling, even though they know full well about whom the request pertains. Are others dealing with this? [...] Continue Reading…

Adoption advocates up in arms over Orphan movie

Posted by Sanford Benardo on July 21st, 2009 in Adoption, Popular Culture | 1 Comment »

In this movie, a husband and wife lose a baby and adopt a nine-year-old girl who is “not nearly as innocent as she seems.”

The social work and adoption advocacy [...] Continue Reading…

Michael Jackson’s Children and the Battle for Custody

Posted by Sanford Benardo on July 6th, 2009 in Assisted Reproduction, Egg Donation, Popular Culture, Surrogacy | 1 Comment »

If Debbie Rowe agreed to bear Michael Jackson’s kids with intent of his achieving full custody, courts may rule in favor of Jackson’s estate. [...] Continue Reading…

Egg donation, stem cell research and ethical compensation

Posted by Sanford Benardo on June 19th, 2009 in Egg Donation, Ethics, Noteworthy Decisions | No Comments »

In an interesting twist, New York has now determined that it is ethically acceptable to compensate women for donating eggs to be used for clinical research. [...] Continue Reading…

Birth mothers: Behind the scenes (Part 1)

Posted by Sanford Benardo on June 17th, 2009 in Adoption | No Comments »

More than a few birth mothers, with legitimate financial needs and claims, choose to tough it out because NOT asking for the help actually makes them feel better about themselves and the circumstances surrounding their decision to provide their baby for adoption. [...] Continue Reading…