Sperm and Egg Donation

Sperm and Egg Donation Requirements


As you would likely guess, sperm donation is the process by which a man donates his sperm so that it may be used to impregnate a woman and produce a child through IVF or artificial insemination. Similarly, egg donation is the process by which a woman provides one or several eggs (ova) for purposes of assisted reproduction through IVF and contemplates that the eggs will be fertilized and implanted into another woman’s uterus. Donors may be anonymous or identified. I draft egg donation and sperm donation agreements so that the intentions of the parties are set forward clearly and unambiguously, which provides the best protection for all parties involved.

Indiana Law and Informal Sperm Donation

However, when a man “donates” sperm directly to a mother, a contract whether oral, written or implied, is then with the mother and he is likely to be held responsible for the child created.

In Indiana, true anonymous donors always go through a licensed doctor. Indiana law holds that artificial insemination by intercourse does not exist. In fact, the court has found that a man who inseminated a woman with the intention of solely providing sperm was in fact still responsible for the care of that child.


Sperm and Egg Donation Agreements

Working with a qualified Indiana assisted reproductive technology lawyer can help ensure that your rights and responsibilities are clear and understood. Having Herrin & Leach draft egg donation and sperm donation agreements can clarify the intentions of the parties clearly and unambiguously, which provides the best protection for all parties involved.


Embryo Adoption/Donation

The process of embryo donation/adoption allows the genetic parents of the frozen embryos to transfer their legal rights to an embryo to another couple who seek to adopt the embryo and subsequently parent the child.                                                         


If you are considering surrogacy, whether you are looking to build your family or are interested in becoming a surrogate, it is important to understand the two types of surrogacy- gestational vs. traditional.

Free, No-Obligation Consultations

Surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technology services highlight the technological advances in family planning. Having an experienced and skilled ART attorney by your side during this process can ensure that you and your family are protected.

To discuss assisted reproductive technology services in detail and the ways I can help, call me at 317-566-2174 or contact me online.  I offer free, no-obligation consultations.  You may also send a text to 317-376-8723.

Contact Us Today


Contact the Indianapolis law firm of Herrin & Leach where all we do is help build families.  With a combined legal experience of over 60 years, John Herrin and Nathan Leach have the knowledge and skill to help you with your surrogacy, egg donation or assisted reproductive process. Always confidential.  Call 317-566-2174 or visit us online.   You can also text to 317-376-8723.

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