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BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

  The BC Supreme Court recently ordered that the donor sperm stored at a fertility clinic for a lesbian couple should be equally divided between them when they separated – with the result that the donor sperm could be used for insemination of a new spouse. To see the judgment in J.C.M. v. A.N.A., 2012 [...]

By | May 2nd, 2012|Family Law, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BC Court Divides Couple’s Donor Sperm Stored at Fertility Clinic

Sperm Donors and the Not Quite Single Woman

What are the options for a woman who wants to be a mom but who is in a romantic relationship with someone who doesn’t want a child?   She can wait around and hope her partner changes his or her mind. That might work if she is 25 to 30 years old. If she is [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sperm Donors and the Not Quite Single Woman

New Family Law Act to set parentage rules for surrogacy

BC’s new Family Law Act will – for the first time in BC history – set rules about parentage when children are conceived using assisted reproduction. The potential surrogate and intended parent(s) must enter an agreement before the child is born. The intended parent(s) will be the legal parents if no one withdraws from the agreement before birth, the surrogate gives written consent to surrender the child when the child is born, and the intended parent(s) take the child into their care.

By | January 30th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Family Law Act to set parentage rules for surrogacy

New BC Family Law Act to define who legal parents are when a sperm donor, egg donor or embryo donor is used

BC’s new Family Law Act will – for the first time in BC history – set rules about parentage when children are conceived using assisted reproduction. The birth mother and her spouse will be the legal parents, and the donor will not be a legal parety only on the basis of donation.

By | January 30th, 2012|Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New BC Family Law Act to define who legal parents are when a sperm donor, egg donor or embryo donor is used

Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors

CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.30pm- Interview with Monique (part 1) CKNW - Sept15-11 - 1.40pm - Interview with Monique (part 2) Sperm donors are used by heterosexual couples with fertility challenges, by same-sex couples and by single women. What are the implications? In this interview, CKNW host Simi Sara and I discuss: Recent reports of [...]

By | October 23rd, 2011|Adoption, Reproductive Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Monique Shebbeare interviewed on CKNW About Sperm Donors