My boyfriend of 3 years and I are starting our journey to pregnancy but are dealing with infertility. I have blocked fallopian tubes (found out when trying to have a child when I was married 5 years ago) so we have to do IVF.
Both of us have previously been married then divorced and really don't want to get married. We have a very strong relationship, committed to one another fully and want a child together badly.
We are getting ready for our first appointment and the doctor states since we are not married we have to get a lawyer and a parenting plan ready before we can start.
Has anyone ever dealt with this? Just wanting other's experiences!
I don't know specifically, but there is a legal issue around using fresh sperm from someone to whom you are not married. From what I have heard, doctors can only inseminate with fresh sperm from a spouse or known sexual partner. I don't know what kind of proof they require for this. I think the law was designed to regulate sperm donation as it is considered human tissue donation. I don't know if you definitely need a lawyer. Check out nolo.com. They have a info on how to create your own parenting agreement without a lawyer.
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