EGG DONATION LAW

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Peace of mind for parents begins with an egg donor agreement

The decision to create a family via egg donation is an intensely personal and emotional one for most intended parents. That’s why it is so important that you and your family are protected with qualified, experienced legal counsel every step of the way.

Not only has International Fertility Law Group (IFLG) helped thousands of intended parents like you navigate the legal complexities of assisted reproductive technology (ART), founder Rich Vaughn is a parent of twin boys via egg donation and surrogacy.

Our attorneys will guide you with a properly executed egg donor agreement customized to your preferences for anonymity, privacy and future contact and compliant with applicable law.

Let our team of professionals provide you with competent, compassionate legal services as you embark on the journey of becoming a parent via assisted reproductive technology. Contact us today…

Click HERE for a list of Egg Donation Resources.

EGG DONATION LAW

Anonymity & Privacy

Our team will guide you through each step, with a properly drafted egg donor agreement customized to your preferences for anonymity, privacy and future contact.

  • Draft or provide legal review of egg donor agreements

  • Draft legal clearance letters required by physicians and agencies

  • Manage funds for egg donor process through a client-trust account

  • Provide all legal services or representation necessary to protect your rights

Egg Donation FAQs

An egg donation agreement exists so that each party can state their intentions and acknowledge their legal responsibilities to one another. The agreement will also clearly state that the donor does not intend to parent any resulting child(ren) and does not wish to have physical or legal custody of any resulting eggs, embryos or child(ren).

Each state has different laws on egg donation. It is important for you to know not only the laws regarding egg donation, but also the laws on the steps you will need to take to establish yourself as parent within that state. International Fertility Law Group has experienced attorneys throughout the United States.

Preparing and finalizing your egg donation agreement involves several steps. The following briefly describes the process from start to finish:

  • We’ll first send you a written attorney services agreement to review. It will explain the services we will provide and the cost. Sign and date it, and send it back to our office with your payment.
  • Once we have your signed attorney services agreement, we’ll start work.
  • We’ll prepare the first draft of your egg donation agreement and send you a copy for review. Read it carefully, and call or email us with your questions, comments or suggested revisions. You should plan to review the agreement and contact us within two days after you receive it, to keep the process moving forward without delays.
  • The egg donor will receive your approved draft for review with an attorney. If the egg donor requests any changes, we’ll review them and send you a redlined version, showing the requested changes. We will advise you accordingly, negotiate any needed revisions, finalize the agreement and send it out for signature with signing instructions.
  • Once we receive signatures from all parties, we will issue a “legal clearance” letter to inform your IVF Physician that you are legally cleared to proceed with your cycle.

If you will be using a surrogate as well as an egg donor, please see our Surrogacy Agreement FAQs tab above for a step-by-step explanation of how surrogacy agreements are prepared.

The finalization of your egg donation agreement can take anywhere from two to three weeks, depending on how quickly the drafts of the agreement are reviewed and approved. We start working on the agreement once the donor is medically cleared, and we are generally able produce a draft of your egg donation agreement within 48 hours of receiving the signed attorney services agreement and the necessary information regarding your match with your egg donor. We must then account for the time needed for you to review the agreement, as well as the time needed for the egg donor to review the agreement.

Most IVF Physician’s offices require an egg donation agreement to be signed before your egg donor begins injectable medications. It is always best to have an egg donation agreement prepared and signed as soon as possible.

We offer single-price, all-inclusive service packages, as well as reasonable hourly rates. Please call our office for further pricing information.

It is in your and your egg donor’s best interest to have an attorney who is knowledgeable about egg donation law explain the agreement to your egg donor.

Pursuant to the egg donation agreement, the eggs belong to the intended parents from the moment of retrieval, so it is extremely unlikely that an egg donor could assert any parental rights.

If meeting in the future or having the possibility of future contract is desired, then before a match is made, you should make sure the donor knows this (or lists in her profile that she is open to this). If the donor agrees to your request, we will write the necessary language into the egg donation agreement.

Most egg donation agreements refer to the parties by an identification number. As such, you would sign the agreement with your identification number.

Because all of our work is completed via email, fax, phone/video conferencing, FedEx and U.S. mail, you never need to come to our office, although of course you are very welcome to visit us any time.

Overview

Peace of mind for parents begins with an egg donor agreement

The decision to create a family via egg donation is an intensely personal and emotional one for most intended parents. That’s why it is so important that you and your family are protected with qualified, experienced legal counsel every step of the way.

Not only has International Fertility Law Group (IFLG) helped thousands of intended parents like you navigate the legal complexities of assisted reproductive technology (ART), founder Rich Vaughn is a parent of twin boys via egg donation and surrogacy.

Our attorneys will guide you with a properly executed egg donor agreement customized to your preferences for anonymity, privacy and future contact and compliant with applicable law.

Let our team of professionals provide you with competent, compassionate legal services as you embark on the journey of becoming a parent via assisted reproductive technology. Contact us today…

Click HERE for a list of Egg Donation Resources.

EGG DONATION LAW

Anonymity & Privacy

Our team will guide you through each step, with a properly drafted egg donor agreement customized to your preferences for anonymity, privacy and future contact.

What We Do
  • Draft or provide legal review of egg donor agreements

  • Draft legal clearance letters required by physicians and agencies

  • Manage funds for egg donor process through a client-trust account

  • Provide all legal services or representation necessary to protect your rights

FAQs

Egg Donation FAQs

An egg donation agreement exists so that each party can state their intentions and acknowledge their legal responsibilities to one another. The agreement will also clearly state that the donor does not intend to parent any resulting child(ren) and does not wish to have physical or legal custody of any resulting eggs, embryos or child(ren).

Each state has different laws on egg donation. It is important for you to know not only the laws regarding egg donation, but also the laws on the steps you will need to take to establish yourself as parent within that state. International Fertility Law Group has experienced attorneys throughout the United States.

Preparing and finalizing your egg donation agreement involves several steps. The following briefly describes the process from start to finish:

  • We’ll first send you a written attorney services agreement to review. It will explain the services we will provide and the cost. Sign and date it, and send it back to our office with your payment.
  • Once we have your signed attorney services agreement, we’ll start work.
  • We’ll prepare the first draft of your egg donation agreement and send you a copy for review. Read it carefully, and call or email us with your questions, comments or suggested revisions. You should plan to review the agreement and contact us within two days after you receive it, to keep the process moving forward without delays.
  • The egg donor will receive your approved draft for review with an attorney. If the egg donor requests any changes, we’ll review them and send you a redlined version, showing the requested changes. We will advise you accordingly, negotiate any needed revisions, finalize the agreement and send it out for signature with signing instructions.
  • Once we receive signatures from all parties, we will issue a “legal clearance” letter to inform your IVF Physician that you are legally cleared to proceed with your cycle.

If you will be using a surrogate as well as an egg donor, please see our Surrogacy Agreement FAQs tab above for a step-by-step explanation of how surrogacy agreements are prepared.

The finalization of your egg donation agreement can take anywhere from two to three weeks, depending on how quickly the drafts of the agreement are reviewed and approved. We start working on the agreement once the donor is medically cleared, and we are generally able produce a draft of your egg donation agreement within 48 hours of receiving the signed attorney services agreement and the necessary information regarding your match with your egg donor. We must then account for the time needed for you to review the agreement, as well as the time needed for the egg donor to review the agreement.

Most IVF Physician’s offices require an egg donation agreement to be signed before your egg donor begins injectable medications. It is always best to have an egg donation agreement prepared and signed as soon as possible.

We offer single-price, all-inclusive service packages, as well as reasonable hourly rates. Please call our office for further pricing information.

It is in your and your egg donor’s best interest to have an attorney who is knowledgeable about egg donation law explain the agreement to your egg donor.

Pursuant to the egg donation agreement, the eggs belong to the intended parents from the moment of retrieval, so it is extremely unlikely that an egg donor could assert any parental rights.

If meeting in the future or having the possibility of future contract is desired, then before a match is made, you should make sure the donor knows this (or lists in her profile that she is open to this). If the donor agrees to your request, we will write the necessary language into the egg donation agreement.

Most egg donation agreements refer to the parties by an identification number. As such, you would sign the agreement with your identification number.

Because all of our work is completed via email, fax, phone/video conferencing, FedEx and U.S. mail, you never need to come to our office, although of course you are very welcome to visit us any time.

Peiya Wang
PEIYA WANG(王培娅)
Paralegal (律师助理)

Peiya Wang joined IFLG as a paralegal in 2015, where she manages surrogacy, egg donation and parental establishment cases and provides translation services for many of IFLG’s international clients. Peiya received her bachelor’s degree from Beijing Technologies and Business University, where she majored in Marketing. She moved to the United States in 2012 to attend Northeast University in Boston, Massachusetts, receiving a Master of Science degree in Global Studies and International Affairs in 2014. Peiya moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and received her paralegal certification from UCLA Extension. When away from the office, Peiya is a dragon boat paddler and a ballroom dancer, where she favors Rumbas and Cha-chas. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Luis Sosa
LUIS SOSA
Paralegal

Luis R. Sosa joined IFLG as a paralegal in 2016, where he enjoys pursuing his passion for family and reproductive law. While working toward his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University, Luis worked as a paralegal and legal assistant for family law litigation firms in Miami and Washington, D.C. As a paralegal and case manager for IFLG, Luis, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, manages surrogacy, egg donation and other reproductive law cases. In addition to spending time with husband Randy and dog Marty, Luis enjoys being outdoors and appreciating the arts.

Toni Hughes
TONI HUGES
Paralegal

After receiving her B.S. in Business Management, Toni joined IFLG to pursue her dream of working in the legal field. As a Paralegal with over 10 years of experience in the assisted reproduction technology field, Toni is our Managing Paralegal, responsible for training and managing our paralegal staff. From drafting legal documents to assisting our clients with post-birth matters, Toni embraces the challenge of learning something new in this field each day. Besides spending time with her son, Jordan, Toni enjoys exploring new things, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and serving as a Youth Advisor for “Next Generation.”

Miesha Cowart
MIESHA COWART
Financial Coordinator

Miesha Cowart joined IFLG as a financial specialist in 2014 following a successful career in development and business finance. Miesha previously worked for 10 years in the construction industry as a controller and for 13 years as Development Coordinator for the non-profit U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In her free time, Miesha works with “Next Generation” at her church. “They are my heartbeats!” she says of the youth in her community.

Kim
KIM DEVEREAUX
Paralegal

Kim has over 25 years of experience in the legal field and has worked exclusively in surrogacy and assisted reproduction law since 1999. Kim is a senior case manager of surrogacy and egg donation cases, and is also responsible for managing parental establishment cases and interacting with IFLG’s Of Counsel attorneys across the country. With three children of her own, Kim understands the importance of family and finds working in this area of law a rewarding experience.

Rich Vaughn
RICHARD B. VAUGHN
Founder

Attorney Rich Vaughn combined his personal passion as a father of twin boys born via assisted reproductive technology (ART) with more than 20 years of experience in business and technology law to build International Fertility Law Group. Today IFLG is one of the most successful and best-known law firms in the world focused exclusively on fertility law, helping thousands of intended parents through empathetic listening, thoughtful and compassionate guidance, and unmatched legal expertise. As an advocate for reproductive freedom, Rich also contributes his knowledge and time to improving the understanding and practice of ART law, serving as chair of the American Bar Association ART Committee and speaking to law students, faculty and advocacy organizations all over the world.

Elizabeth Tamayo
ELIZABETH TAMAYO
Paralegal

Elizabeth received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University of Los Angeles. Shortly after graduating, she continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles where she obtained her Paralegal certificate. Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and has been in the legal field since 2009. She is excited to be a part of the IFLG Team helping families realize their dreams.

Tania Steele
TANIA STEELE
Legal Assistant

Tania Steele joined IFLG as a legal assistant in early 2016 and has since been immersed in the complexities of assisted reproductive technology law. Tania received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Chapman University in Orange, California, and a graduate degree from University of Leicester in England, where she pursued an interest in art. In 2013, she accepted a volunteer position at Legal Aid Society of Orange County, where she helped with the intake of new clients and was inspired to obtain a paralegal certificate from Fullerton College. As an undergraduate, Tania lived in Italy and studied the Italian language. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and enjoys assisting as a translator for many of IFLG’s international clients. Outside of the office, Tania enjoys concerts, films, reading and travel.