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Old Lessons for a New World: Applying Adoption Research and Experience to Art


Naomi Cahn


George Washington University - Law School

Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute


Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute

2011

Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 24, 2011
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 532
GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 532

Abstract:     
This article suggests that knowledge derived from adoption-related research and experience can be used to improve law, policy and practice in the world of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), particularly with respect to sperm, egg and embryo "donations." While there are numerous and significant differences between adoption and ART, the article identifies several areas in which adoption's lessons could be useful. These include secrecy and the withholding of information; a focus on the best interests of children; the creation of "nontraditional" families, particularly as more single, gay and lesbian adults use ART; the impact of market forces; and legal and regulatory frameworks to inform standards and procedures.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, family, nontradtional families, family law, women's health, women's law

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Date posted: March 22, 2011 ; Last revised: March 26, 2011

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Cahn, Naomi and Adoption Institute , Evan B. Donaldson, Old Lessons for a New World: Applying Adoption Research and Experience to Art (2011). Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 24, 2011; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 532; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 532. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1776191

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Naomi R. Cahn (Contact Author)
George Washington University - Law School ( email )
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
202-994-6025 (Phone)
202-994-5614 (Fax)
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute
525 Broadway ,6th Floor
New York, NY 10012
United States
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