Modern medical science has made it possible for prospective parents who are unable to conceive a child naturally to have children by artificial means. But the practice of artificial conception also raises a number of legal and ethical questions, such as the storage and destruction of unused embryos. This sub-section of FindLaw's Family Law Center includes basic information about artificial conception, such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, as well as a guide to which questions to ask a fertility service when considering the procedure and a sample intake form to help you prepare for a meeting with an attorney.
- Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization
Couples facing infertility have many different options available to them, including artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization. Learn about the different types of artificial conception and the legal issues involved.
- Intake Form: Birth and Infertility
Take a look over this intake form, which is also available for download, to find out what kinds of information a lawyer might ask when you seek advice regarding artificial conception.
- Questions to Ask an Infertility Service
Researching and using an infertility service can be stressful and confusing. This handy checklist, also available for download, has a useful list of questions to ask a potential infertility service.
- What Is Surrogate Parenthood?
Learn the basics of surrogate parenting in this introductory article. You'll find definitions of different types of surrogacy arrangements, as well as a selection of relevant state laws.