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Attorney Jennifer Tharrington teams up with local IVF clinic to do informational videos about assisted reproduction

Attorney Jennifer Tharrington recently completed a joint project with local IVF clinic Carolina Conceptions for creating and promoting informational videos for patients who are considering working with a gestational carrier. The video series includes two presentations entitled “Gestational Surrogacy 101” and “Gestational Surrogacy 201” that are intended to give both an introductory (101) and more advanced (201) level of information to assist patients with understanding the many legal questions involved in growing your family through surrogacy. There is a third video in the series aimed at LGBT patients, which is currently in the editing stage, and will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

Surrogacy, Donor Agreements, and Assisted Reproduction Law

Fertility-related issues can be emotionally challenging and legally and medically confusing. We encourage you to seek medical as well as assisted reproduction law advice prior to embarking on this process. At Haas Tharrington, P.A., we support individuals and couples working through the complicated issues of deciding to be or to use an egg donor, a sperm donor and/or a surrogate.  When a couple or an individual is unable to conceive, carry and/or birth a child, there are a number of options available to the intended parent(s).

Contact us at 919-783-9669 today to discover how we can help with assisted reproduction concerns.

There are several assisted reproduction scenarios, and each one is dependent on the specific needs of the intended parent(s).  For example, donors may be used for both the egg and the sperm, or for just one or the other.  The donor of the egg or the sperm may be known, or unknown. If at least one of the intended parents is female, she may decide to carry her own egg (fertilized by the intended father’s sperm, or by a known or anonymous donor), she may decide to carry the egg of her same sex partner, or an egg donated by a known or anonymous donor. The intended parents may also decide to use a surrogate (a woman who carries a pregnancy on behalf of another individual or couple who are and/or intend to be the resulting child’s parent(s)). At Haas Tharrington, P.A., we aim to assist clients in understanding the process and their legal options, and assist them in constructing and defining their families and protecting their rights in the way that they intend.

Definitions

Sperm Donor/ Egg Donor Agreements

Surrogacy Contracts

Prebirth Orders

Protecting everyone involved

Know your rights

The creation of a family is one of the most important decisions of your life.  This is not a process to go through alone.  The attorneys and staff at Haas Tharrington, P.A. are here to guide you through the legal process and to work with the hospital staff and the county and state departments of vital records to ensure that the birth certificate accurately reflects the court’s order.

Relationships with Area Medical Clinics

Attorney, Jennifer Tharrington, is proud to have relationships with a number of Triangle area clinics specializing in assisted reproduction. She works directly with the physicians to navigate the legal landscape and assist their patients in understanding and providing legal support for family construction through assisted reproduction.