Egg Donor and Recipients
Egg Donor Recipients
Recipients achieve parenthood through use of donor eggs. Resulting embryos may be implanted in the uterus of the Intended Mother or a Gestational Carrier and carried to delivery. Most of our clients engage in Donor Arrangements due to sexual orientation, advanced reproductive age or there has been a medical diagnosis or condition which hinders their ability to produce viable eggs.
Deciding to participate in a Donor Arrangement can be difficult and emotional. Our office represents Intended Parents in Donor Arrangements and handles the legal process in its entirety.
Donor Arrangements are authorized by statute in the State of Texas. Prior to proceeding forward in a Donor Arrangement, the parties enter into an Agreement which establishes parentage and sets forth the rights, privileges, duties, and obligations of each party to the Arrangement. These Agreements typically detail the compensation to be paid to the Donor, set forth the provisions for any travel to be undertaken by the Donor, and place requirements on the Recipients for reimbursement of other expenses the Donor may incur. Because Donor Arrangements are protected by statute, no post birth legal proceedings are necessary to establish parentage unless you are using a Gestational Carrier.
A Donor Agreement is a necessary legal component of any Egg Donation Arrangement. This is an Agreement between you and your Recipients. The Agreement sets forth the rights, privileges, duties, and obligations of each party to the Arrangement. This Agreement typically details the compensation you will be paid, sets forth the provisions for any travel requirements, and places requirements on the Recipients for reimbursement of other expenses you may incur.
It is imperative that you are adequately represented in this process. The Donor Agreement and the contractual provisions therein can be vitally important. Our office has represented hundreds of Donors, and we can assist you in negotiating an Agreement which adequately compensates you for your time and efforts, but also ensures that you are protected in the event of an unanticipated event.