Spain Orders Consulates to Recognize Citizenship of Spanish Babies from Foreign Surrogacies

By |July 14th, 2014|

In the wake of the June 26 ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on two French cases, the Spanish ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs are ordering their consulates to reinstate registrations of children born via surrogacy to Spanish intended parents in countries where surrogacy is legal.

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France & 46 Other Member Nations Must Recognize Parentage in Foreign Surrogate Births, EU Court Rules

By |June 30th, 2014|

In a groundbreaking decision June 26, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in two cases that France must recognize the parental relationship of parents who have genetically related children via surrogacy in other countries.

New Law Would Change CA Birth Certificates to Reflect Family Diversity

By |June 27th, 2014|

A bill now making its way through the California legislature will, if passed, modernize the state’s Certificate of Live Birth form (or birth certificate) to mirror the diverse makeup of today’s modern families.

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Kansas High Court Puts Child’s Best Interests Ahead of State in Sperm Donor Parentage Case

By |June 23rd, 2014|

New developments in the case of the Kansas sperm donor who, despite the fact he had no relationship or contact with the child conceived as a result of his genetic contribution, was ruled by a Kansas court to be the child’s father.

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Japanese Lawmakers Ponder Groundbreaking ART Legislation

By |June 16th, 2014|

The Japanese legislature currently is considering its first law governing third party sperm and egg donation and surrogacy—and the process so far has been fraught with contention and delays.

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National Coalition Brainstorms Best Policies and Practices for ART Families

By |June 9th, 2014|

National Coalition provides a forum for the leaders in the field of ART to report on their current and planned activities, efforts and issues of greatest interest and concern in the United States.


By |June 6th, 2014|

Surrogacy and parental establishment laws vary dramatically from state to state and from country to country.

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Family Equality Council Grew With Number of LGBT Families

By |May 29th, 2014|

Family Equality Council’s recent gala event, Night at the Pier, in New York, NY, honored three individuals who have been leaders in advocating for the equality of 3 million LGBT parents.

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Growing Number of ART Families Creates Growing Demand for Knowledgeable Attorneys

By |May 27th, 2014|

Today the American Bar Association ART Committee provides some 200 to 300 member ART attorneys with updates and resources to help them stay current in this rapidly changing field of law.

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ABA Conference Helps Keep Family Law Attorneys at Top of Game

By |May 16th, 2014|

Continuing Legal Education Conference of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, held in Southampton, Bermuda was an important opportunity for my colleagues in the fields of family law and fertility law.

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