What is the purpose of an egg donation agreement?
An egg donation agreement serves to state each party’s intentions, and it outlines and acknowledges their legal rights and responsibilities. This agreement also serves to clearly dissolve any parental rights as well as physical and legal custody the donor may have had over any embryos created or any child born as a result of her donated eggs. Most IVF physicians require an egg donation agreement be signed before an egg donor begins her fertility medication cycle. We strongly urge any person who is thinking of using a donor or any person who is thinking of donating to have a legal agreement between the parties.
What is the process of preparing an egg donation agreement?
- Retain the legal services of Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Group, APC.
- We will prepare the first draft of your egg donation agreement and send you a copy to review.
- Schedule a time to review the agreement with one of our expert attorneys and negotiate the final terms of the agreement.
- Once we have an agreed-upon and fully executed final agreement, we work with any necessary parties to ensure that legal clearance is issued so that the donation can proceed.
We also represent egg donors in egg donation agreements; the process is very similar.
How long does it take to finalize egg donation agreements?
Once you retain our legal services, we prepare your first draft within 24-48 hours for you to review. Typically, legal clearance can be issued within the span of two to three weeks, depending on how quickly the drafts are reviewed and approved.
I do not live in the San Diego area; can I still retain your legal services?
Yes! Most of our work is done by email, phone/video conferencing, and FedEx/UPS/USPS services. You never need to come to our office, although we are always happy to meet our clients.
I may need translation services. Can Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Group, APC help me with that?
Yes, Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Group, APC has translators on staff and our agreements in templates of the most common languages. We can provide translators in any language needed.