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Embryo Donor Agreements

The major considerations with embryo donation agreements are how to determine the parental roles and responsibilities, if any, of the donor; and how to protect the donor from any claim of support.

Persons who receive embryo donation wish to avoid unintended claims of parental rights. Donors wish to avoid unforseen claims for support.

Embryo donor agreements

Issues/Risks:

Parentage

After conclusion of an embryo donation, further steps may be necessary to have the intended parents recognized on official documents.

See also: parental rights.

The intentions of the parties regarding the rights, if any, of the donor must be clearly defined in their contract.