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I am a single female and interested in using a known donor by iui. I want to know if iui needs to be done at a clinic or if it can be done at home if I Have a sperm donor agreement signed with a lawyer

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Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 months ago
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There is technically no rule that states that an IUI must be done at a clinic. However if it is not, then there are a number of problems that may arise:

1) If there are any complications, then any party can blame the other for the non-sterile procedure in the home, leaving one with liability;

2) There would be a lack of medical records which may be needed for the formal custody transfer once the child is born;

3) The local DFPS may become involved if it feels that the home procedure put the fetus at risk.

As such, it is best to go to a local fertility clinic for the procedure.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Would the sperm donor be known as a sperm donor then if it is performed at home? I know some states say it must be done in a doctors office in order for him to not be he legal parent.Do I need to get a sperm donor contract by a lawyer before I go through with the process?
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 months ago

Would the sperm donor be known as a sperm donor then if it is performed at home?

Well, a DNA test can surely determine the father later on.

I know some states say it must be done in a doctors office in order for him to not be he legal parent.

Texas fertility law on this subject is complex - see SUBCHAPTER H of TEXAS FAMILY CODE CHAPTER 160:

www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.160.htm

There is no such specific law (yet), however, doing this at home will likely create legal issues as explained above, not to mention health problems, possibly. It should be done at a facility.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
6) "Donor" means an individual who provides eggs or sperm to a licensed physician to be used for assisted reproduction, regardless of whether the eggs or sperm are provided for consideration.This says it in the document. Can you explain that to me better. Does that mean thhe procedure need to be done by a physician ?
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 months ago

That depends. The following are exceptions to that definition:

(A) a husband who provides sperm or a wife who provides eggs to be used for assisted reproduction by the wife;

(B) a woman who gives birth to a child by means of assisted reproduction; or

(C) an unmarried man who, with the intent to be the father of the resulting child, provides sperm to be used for assisted reproduction by an unmarried woman

It all depends on what you are doing... EXACTLY. You may wish to read through that link completely to apply it to your situation.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Anything I can do to make a sperm donor contract a legal document? Take it to a lawyer? Not sure if you know anything about this
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 months ago

Sperm donor contracts are enforceable, but they must be in writing and contain specific verbiage under Tex. Fam. Code Ch. 160. You can do this without an attorney, but chances are the contract will be lacking specific required verbiage. So not using an attorney is simply NOT recommended.

If you are planning to do a IUI without an attorney and without a clinic, you are asking for legal trouble and uncertainty, frankly speaking. I am going to be honest.

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