Embryo Donation Law Canada
Sometimes, people have embryos left over once they are done building their family through IVF. They are then left with the question of what to do with the leftover embryos. There are limited choices available in such a situation: dispose of the embryos, donate them to medical research or training, continue storing the embryos indefinitely, or donate them to other parents to use to build their family. Embryo donation, or embryo adoption as it is sometimes erroneously referred to, is legal in Canada. It is an underutilized form of third party assisted reproductive technology, but one that seems to be gaining popularity. Sara R. Cohen is very proud to have an active embryo donation practice.
Embryo Donation Agreement
Just like with gamete donation, it is important that an embryo donation agreement be entered into prior to the embryo transfer. Among other important elements, an embryo donation agreement ought to clarify all parties' intentions as to who will be the legal parent of a child born through embryo donation. Embryo donation may be either known or anonymous, but are very frequently tailored to allow for certain amounts of contact between the donors and the intended parents, and the child and the child's genetic siblings. Fertility Law Canada has the experience and the passion to help guide you through this process.