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Superior Court Addresses Enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements

April 1st, 2019

On March 21, the Superior Court issues its first decision regarding enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements.

Federal Court Addresses Citizenship of Children Born Abroad Through Surrogacy

March 4th, 2019

The February 21, 2019 decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified the citizenship rights of children born abroad.

PA Supreme Court Determines that Mother’s Prenatal Drug Use Does Not Constitute Child Abuse

January 2nd, 2019

The decision, issued in  In the Interest of L.J.B. holds that a woman who engages in drug use while pregnant will not be labeled as a perpetrator of child abuse.  The decision notes the significant negative ramifications such a label would have on parent and child.

Home Is Where The Heart Is For The Holidays

December 14th, 2018

This holiday season, we at KingSpry offer our sincere greetings to all families, however they may be formed, because home is where the HEART is.

Intestacy Laws in Pennsylvania: When a Child is Not Considered a Child

October 18th, 2018

Couples, for a variety of reasons, may decide to have their sperm or eggs frozen so that children can be conceived in the future. Many couples are unaware of how the date of conception or birth of a child can have substantial financial consequences.

Would You Want To Know? The Truth About Choosing a Known Donor

October 18th, 2018

What is a known donor? Why should you choose to use a known donor?

What Happens to My Stored Genetic Material After I Die?

September 19th, 2018

This common and seemingly simple question can have a very broad-ranging set of answers. While every person’s circumstances will produce individual results, there are a few general considerations to keep in mind when storing genetic material.

Financing the Road to Parenthood

August 15th, 2018

Since most health insurance plans do not cover assisted reproduction, and most states also do not mandate insurance plans that cover fertility, most family formation options require financing for individuals to start families by assisted reproductive technology. 

Tips for Back to School Prep for Foster and Adoptive Families

July 25th, 2018

Here are some areas where foster parents and adoptive parents may need to take a little extra time and planning before school starts.

What the Law Says About Pregnancy and Infertility Discrimination at Work

July 16th, 2018

Even if a court were to decide that an adverse employment action due to infertility treatments was not sex or pregnancy discrimination, the employee could possibly have an argument that there is discrimination based on disability.