In this article, we will explain the egg donor-intended parent legal agreement for intended parents, as well as provide you with a more detailed explanation of what to expect during the legal agreement process with your selected egg donor.
What is an Egg Donor-Intended Parent Legal Agreement?
You’ve recently matched with an egg donor and she has successfully completed the medical screening process at your fertility center. Congratulations! The next step in your parenthood journey is to complete an egg donor-intended parent legal agreement.
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement between you and your selected egg donor is a document memorializing the important aspects of your egg donation arrangement. It allows you and your selected egg donor the opportunity to state your intentions and acknowledge your legal responsibilities with one another throughout the cycle and afterward.
To help familiarize you with the topics of the agreement ahead of time, below we’ve outlined the most important provisions you’ll see in the agreement. This list is not comprehensive; rather, it is a general list of topics giving you an idea of what to expect as you work with your legal representative.
Ownership and Control of the Eggs
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will assert language designating parental rights to all eggs retrieved at egg retrieval for your conceptive purposes.
Egg Donor Compensation
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will outline the compensation your selected egg donor receives, as well as the timing of the disbursement of said compensation. Further, the agreement will also outline provisions for cycle cancellation and/or cycle re-scheduling.
Egg Donor Costs
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will outline your financial obligations regarding your egg donor’s cycle-related expenses. These expenses may include, but are not limited to, medical costs, complication medical insurance, the egg donor attorney review fee, travel costs, and cycle-related incidental expenses.
Availability and Black-out Dates
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will address the timeline of your egg donor’s retrieval procedure. Specifically, if you’ve established cycle dates in advance (such as during an egg donor’s school break), or have restricted dates due to other obligations (commonly called black-out dates), this information will be added included in your egg donor-intended parent legal agreement.
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will outline provisions specifying whether your cycle will be anonymous or known. Within the agreement, you and your selected egg donor will also address future contact provisions for medical purposes, as well as include any other justified reasons for future contact (through your fertility clinic or our agency).
Privacy and Confidentiality
The egg donor-intended parent legal agreement will contain provisions regarding privacy and confidentiality.
If you are an intended parent and need a referral to a legal professional who specializes in third party assisted reproductive law to draft your egg donor-intended parent legal agreement, contact our office or you may refer to our partner organization list.