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Mount Prospect Egg Donor Agreement Lawyer

Hoffman Estates egg donation contract attorney

Family Law Attorney for Egg Donors and Intended Parents in Arlington Heights

When people struggle to have children on their own due to fertility issues, they may rely on others for assistance. A woman who donates her eggs to an individual or couple that is seeking to have a child provides an invaluable gift. However, it is important to ensure that the rights of all parties are protected during the egg donation process.

At A. Traub & Associates, our family law attorneys understand the legal issues involved when a person donates their eggs. We can help create an egg donor agreement that protects the rights of the donor, the intended parents, and the child.

What Should Be Included in an Egg Donor Agreement?

When a woman donates her eggs, it is important to have a contract in place that fully and clearly specifies the rights to the donated eggs and the parental rights for any children created using those eggs. While an egg donor will typically not be considered the parent of a child, Illinois law states that a donor may be liable for paying child support if they do not have an agreement in place in which the intended parents assume responsibility for the child and the donor relinquishes their rights to the child.

An egg donor contract will include terms addressing all issues related to the donation process and the results of the donation, including:

  • Parental rights - The donor will typically relinquish all rights to their donated eggs, and the intended parents will assume all parental rights and responsibilities for a child created using the eggs.
  • Circumstances of the donation - The contract should specify when, where, and how the egg donation will be completed, including the clinic and physician who will be performing the retrieval.
  • Medical insurance - The intended parents may obtain insurance to cover the medical costs of the donor, including treatment for any complications resulting from the donation.
  • Compensation and expenses - A donor will typically receive a certain amount of compensation for the donation. The agreement should specify the amount of this compensation, along with any other expenses that may be covered, such as travel expenses or lost wages due to missed work. The contract should also specify when and how payment will be made.
  • Canceled cycles - The agreement should state whether a donor will receive fees if their egg donation cycle ends prematurely or is canceled for any reason.
  • Future contact - A contract should state whether the donor will be informed about the pregnancy or birth resulting from their donation and whether they will have any contact with the child.
  • Unused eggs or embryos - The intended parents will typically have full control of the donated eggs and any embryos that are created. However, a donor agreement may specify how these eggs and/or embryos will be used, including whether they may be donated for medical research or to other expectant couples, or if they may be disposed of.
  • Confidentiality - An agreement may specify whether a donor is allowed to discuss the donation with others or whether they are prohibited from disclosing any identifying information about the intended parents.

Contact a Rolling Meadows Family Law Attorney

If you are planning to donate your eggs, or if you are an intended parent who plans to use donated eggs to have a child, our attorneys can help you create an egg donor agreement that will meet your needs. We will explain the terms of the contract, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the egg donation process. To schedule a confidential consultation, contact our office today at 847-749-4182. We serve clients in Palatine, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Inverness, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Wheeling, Long Grove, and throughout Northwest Cook County.

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