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Egg Donation Agreement Attorneys in Lombard

Cook County and DuPage County Assisted Reproduction Lawyers

Lomabard Egg Donor Attorney

At A. Traub & Associates, we believe that every individual and couple should have the opportunity to build a family in whatever way that best suits them. Our attorneys further believe that this right should extend to same-sex couples, opposite-sex couples who cannot conceive naturally, and individuals who wish to become parents on their own. In some situations, adoption may provide a solution, but advances in medical technology have created new and exciting avenues for those who wish to have children of their own.

Throughout the country, however—including here in Illinois—lawmakers have struggled to keep up with the pace of bio-technological advancement. While Illinois law does address the rights of egg donors and intended parents, it only does so to a limited extent. As a result, egg donor agreements are of critical importance to those who wish to use donated eggs as well as those who wish to donate.

The Role of an Egg Donor

According to the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 (750 ILCS 46), a donor is a person "who participates in an assisted reproductive technology arrangement by providing gametes,"—namely an egg or sperm. Under the law, a donor gives up his or her potential rights and responsibilities regarding any resulting child so that the child's intended parents may be named the child's legal parents. By law, a donor does not include either intended parent.

An egg donor may agree to donate eggs in a known donation arrangement or an anonymous donation. In a known donation arrangement, both the intended parent and the donor must be represented by separate attorneys. Prior to any insemination or transfer procedures, the two sides must reach an agreement in which the donor relinquishes all rights and responsibilities related to a resulting child. Assuming the agreement is in order, the intended parent would become the resulting child's legal parent.

In an anonymous donation situation, the donor may preemptively relinquish any parental rights and responsibilities at the time of the donation. This relinquishment must be in writing and directed to the entity through which the donation was made.

Representing Intended Parents and Egg Donors in Northern Illinois

The experienced attorneys at A. Traub & Associates realize that assisted reproduction arrangements can be extremely complicated. We understand that an egg donor agreement must address concerns such as compensation in addition to the relinquishment of parental rights and responsibilities. With our background and knowledge of the law, we are equipped to provide top-quality representation for both donors and intended parents.

Our lawyers also recognize the complications that can arise if either intended parent or the donor wishes to terminate the agreement. In such cases, it is important to act quickly before any procedures are done that could result in a child. If you are a donor or an intended parent and you have changed your mind about your role in an assisted reproductive arrangement, our team is prepared to help you protect your rights and your best interests.

Call 630-426-0196 Today

For more information about egg donor agreements in Illinois, contact our office. Call 630-426-0196 for an affordable, confidential consultation to discuss your case. A. Traub & Associates serves clients in Lombard, DuPage County, Cook County and throughout Northern Illinois.

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