All Your Eggs in One Basket: Why Contract Law Proves Unreliable in Frozen Embryo Adoption Cases
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May 7, 2011
Journal of Law & Social Deviance, Vol. 1, 2011
This article will show why infertile couples cannot unequivocally rely on good faith, consensual contracts in cases of assisted reproductive technology because the law is so unsettled. Each section will show why, because of alleged public policy implications, contract doctrines or clauses such as (1) the termination of parental rights, (2) the doctrine of waste, and (3) liquidated damages still remain almost completely unreliable in a matter regarding assisted reproductive technology. Though this uncertainty affects infertile couples trying to complete their families through various methods including adoption, surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, and artificial insemination, this article will focus on cases involving the donation, sometimes referred to as adoption, of frozen embryos.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 9, 2011 ; Last revised: May 16, 2012
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