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IVF & Surrogacy

USA – Children born through IVF can now be US citizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that a non-genetic, non-gestational legal parent of a child born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) outside of the United States may transmit U.S. citizenship to the child under certain circumstances. This is the latest in a line of complex policy changes that have started to recognize the realities of modern families and citizenship may now be transmitted it: the parent is married to the child’s genetic or gestational parent at the time of the child’s birth; and if the relevant jurisdiction recognizes both parents as the child’s legal parents. More