When a woman desires to become pregnant through the use of a sperm donor, she can do so one of two ways. She can obtain the sperm through the use of a sperm bank, for which no donor agreement is required, as sperm banks typically request that donors sign a contract relinquishing their rights to the sperm before they donate it. She can also obtain the sperm through the use of a known donor, however, in this instance she would need to set up a known donor agreement in order to protect her rights and interests.
A known donor agreement is useful in establishing the terms of the donation, including but not limited to:
- Whether the donor should abstain from all risky sexual activity until the donations are complete
- That the donor and the recipient have no sexual relationship
- That the ownership of the semen samples have been transferred to the intended parent
- Whether the number of semen samples provided is to be limited
- That the recipient of the semen relinquishes all rights to hold the donor financially or legally responsible from any child that results from artificial insemination using said semen sample
While a known donor agreement can easily be printed from a website, it not in your best interest to use a “blanket” agreement. Segarra & Associates, P.A. will customize a known donor agreement for your specific circumstances, in an effort to protect your interests and the interests of your family.
Contact us for a free consultation regarding your known donor agreement. We are committed to giving your case our full attention and are available now to speak with you. Call us today. (305) 742-5042.