Assisted Reproduction

What is Assisted Reproduction?

British Columbia’s Family Law Act defines assisted reproduction as “a method of conceiving a child other than by sexual intercourse”. Different people use assisted reproduction to conceive a child including: single people, members of the LGBTQ+ community and heterosexual couples.

Egg/Sperm Donor Agreements

We can assist with deciding whether the donor will be known or anonymous, what relationship the donor will have with the child and what procedure is best for your specific needs.

Multi-Parent Arrangements/ Non-Biological Co-Parenting Agreements

We will help you draft a written document that will set out how you and the other adults in your child’s life have agreed to what role each adult will play in the child’s life and how parenting decisions will be made.

Surrogacy Contracts

These are agreements between a woman who carries a child to term and voluntarily gives the child upon birth to another person or couple. We can help guide you through the process and ensure that your privacy and rights are protected.

Independent Legal Advice

If you are a party to an agreement, we can provide you with legal advice to guarantee that your rights are protected with no conflict of interest with the other signing party. We will ensure that the agreement meets your needs and is legally valid.

LGBTQ+ Family Building

The LGBTQ+ community faces unique challenges when dealing with assisted reproduction. One of the first steps is understanding your options and the legality of each. We are here to assist you on your path to parenthood.