Monday, September 2, 2013

Hypothetically Speaking...

If I were to do the embryo adoption what would go on the birth certificate for parents?

Would my name go in the spot for birth mom?

Would my husband's name go in the spot for birth father?

Or...

Would have to list donor numbers?

I know this sounds rather odd for me to ask my reader but I am really curious.

Some of my readers have done a donor embryo cycle before and I'm curious as to what is to be done about the birth certificate.

Everyone is free to comment on what they think will be put in the appropriate "mother"  and "father" spots.

15 comments:

  1. I have not done embryo adoption, but I think the person who gives birth is the mother, which would be you. Not sure about father, but given its an adoption of an embryo not a live baby, it should be J.

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    1. It would be both our names on the birth certificate.

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  2. I did a lot of research into embryo adoption because we were seriously considering it, and may still pursue it at one point. From what I researched years ago, you and J's names would both go on the birth certificate, since you would be the birth parents even though biologically the child wouldn't be yours it *would* be yours. No mention of the donors would be added. There really isn't a lot of precedent for these things, so it's still a gray area but as far as courts and legal documents it would be the same as if this was your child in every possible way.

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    1. It is a gray area but it would be mine and J's name on the birth certificate or so I found out.

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  3. I think undoubtedly your name & your husbands name should go in the mother & father spot on the birth certificate. But I'm interested to find out the legalities.

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    1. I posted more about the legalities below.

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  4. It would be your & your DH's name as the parents of the embryo would have signed over their rights at the time they donated them.

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    1. Thanks Leslie for your information. I posted more about it below from a link my cousin gave to me.

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  5. You and your husband would be listed as the birth parents on the birth certificate.... Could you imagine birth certificates with donor numbers on them? What a pickle that could cause!

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    1. That would be really messy! One kid looks at another kid and tell them my parents are numbers 525 and 969 what numbers were yours?

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  6. Based on current law, adoption only refers to the placement of a child after birth. Therefore, instead of using adoption laws, legal agreements are used to govern the process of embryo adoption. But be assured that your relationship with the child is just as binding as an adoption. In addition, with embryo adoption, you will be the parents cited on the birth certificate. http://www.embryodonation.org/index.php?content=adoption

    My cousin found out the information for me. Thanks for all you input.

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  7. I just went through this and found out its a property transfer than an adoption. But, some donor agencies will still require a home study.

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    1. Thanks Geochick. I talked with my clinic and found out what I'll need. I'm already cleared with them on all aspects so we are good to go! Yay!

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  8. My name is Koralie Whitby and I am the education coordinator for the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center. In every state in the Union if a woman gives birth to a child her name is placed on the brith certificate. If she is married her husband is presumed to be the father and his name is placed on the birth certificate. In Georgia Embryo Adoption is indeed codified law by tate legislature. In Georgia the embryo adopting parent can go into court any time after she is pregnant with an adopted embryo and receive a legal decree of adoption. This may be helpful in obtaining the adoption tax credit allowed by the Federal government and many State governments. Please check with you CPA or attorney before making a adoption tax credit claim.

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    1. Thank you very much for the information you just gave to me and my blog. I was only planning on using the medical bills as a regular tax credit this year since this is my second cycle of donor egg/embryo in a fiscal year's time.

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