December 17, 2017

In Vitro Babies Denied U.S. Citizenship

A child adopted overseas by a U.S. citizen is eligible to become an American, and a baby born in the United States is American even if the parents are not.

But a child born to a U.S. citizen overseas through the increasingly common practice of in vitro fertilization with embryos from donor eggs and sperm is not American, unless an American is one of the donors. And that can be hard to prove since clinics may not reveal such things about their donors due to confidentiality agreements, immigration law experts say.  What do you think?  Read more

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