Nashville Fertility

LGBTQ Fertility Legal Considerations

Learn more about LGBTQ fertility legal considerations

Our Tennessee fertility center helps patients understand LGBTQ fertility legal considerations. Because LGBTQ fertility laws vary from state to state, and occasionally change, it’s important to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law. This attorney can help patients understand the legal nuances of the type of family planning they’re considering.

It’s also important to note that in Tennessee, same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination.

Important LGBTQ fertility legal considerations

LGBTQ family planning often involves LGBTQ fertility services, such as donor eggs, donor sperm, donor embryos or gestational surrogacy. As such, there are various considerations to discuss with a family law attorney.

Agreements with donors and gestational surrogates. One of the most important LGBTQ fertility legal considerations is completing legal agreements with donors and surrogates. These agreements should be in place before LGBTQ fertility services begin.

Relationship status. Being single, in an unmarried partnership or married can have an effect on the legal process to ensure the patient becomes the child’s legal parent.

Not having a biological connection to the child. In many situations, one parent won’t have a biological relationship with the child. In this case, the unrelated parent will need to take legal steps to protect their parental rights.

Citizenship considerations. Patients who live outside the United States will need to determine the legal requirements of procuring citizenship for their child in their home country.

Exploring these LGBTQ fertility legal considerations is a helpful first step when building a family with the support of our Tennessee fertility center.

How our clinic can help on the path to parenthood

In addition to providing effective LGBTQ fertility services, our Tennessee fertility center can connect patients with reputable family law attorneys. These attorneys are well-versed in the most up-to-date laws affecting LGTBQ fertility patients. This type of  professional legal support can significantly simplify the journey to taking home a healthy baby. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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