Legal Issues of Donor Egg

The Legal Issues of Egg Donation Vary from State to State

The “Uniform Parentage Act” which has been adopted by most states in the United States declares that the woman who gives birth to the child will be regarded as the rightful mother.

Accordingly, there has to date not been any grounds for legal dispute when it comes to maternal custody of a child born through IVF with egg donation in the majority of states.  In a few states such as Mississippi and Arizona the law is less clear but nevertheless, as yet, has not been contested. Usually when a contract is entered into between recipients and a donor agency, the contract will specify that the donor will have no claims or recourse to resulting offspring.  This is one of the most important considerations in insisting that couples select donors through agencies.