Artificial Reproduction

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U.S. Immigration Policy Catches Up with Assisted Reproductive Technology

On October 28th, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy, clarifying the definition of “mother” and “parent” under the Immigration and Nationality Act, to include a gestational mother who (a) gave...more

USCIS Policy Alert on Effect of Assisted Reproductive Technology on Immigration and Citizenship

USCIS recently issued policy guidance, published in the USCIS Policy Manual and Adjudicator’s Field Manual, related to the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and its effect on immigration petitions and derivative...more

Reproductive Medicine

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine In 2010, 61,000 babies were born through assisted reproductive technology; a few State higher courts have addressed what happens to the frozen embryos once a couple...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 13 January 2014

In This Issue: Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpt from Judgments: South Australia - 16 December 2013 - RE H, AE (No 3) [2013] SASC 196 - In 2011, spermatozoa was removed from...more

Same-Sex Couples And Assisted Reproductive Technology

On November 7, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court decided D.M.T. v. T.M.H., SC12-261, a case involving an issue of first impression in Florida—namely, whether Florida will apply the same principles to determine the parentage of...more

The Kids Are Fine, But Who Are the Parents?

Many estate plans and laws of descent involve "descendants" or "issue." But who qualifies legally for that status is often unclear, particularly now that biology has raced ahead of laws. Adoption (including of adults), as...more

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