JOY Law: Thinking about starting a family? Avoid a sticky situation with a donor agreement


JOY Law for LGBTI community and rainbow families 

Are you planning on starting your own rainbow family? Have you found a donor?  Do you have – or need – a donor agreement?

Kris talks to Jacq and Dene about sperm donor agreements. We chat about:

  • clarifying the intention of the parties entering into a donor agreement
  • the legal rights of the parties
  • ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ donors
  • relationships between ‘known’ donors and lesbian parents
  • donors are not legally considered as parents under the law, so an intention to co-parent needs to be discussed and included in the agreement
  • Prospective Lesbian Parenting Victoria (PLP) group, a friendly inclusive and informal group for lesbian/same-sex attracted women who are considering parenthood.

JOY Law – on-air and via podcast

The team from KHQ Lawyers join Rach, Jacq and Dene for ‘JOY Law’, a regular segment where we discuss legal issues of interest to the LGBTI and ally community.

Join the team each Tuesday at 4.45pm on JOY 94.9 to learn more about:

  • family law advice for rainbow families
  • surrogacy
  • sperm and egg donation agreements
  • adoption and co-parenting
  • estate planning
  • succession planning, and
  • taxation.

Missed an episode? Subscribe to ‘Rach, Jacq and Dene’ on iTunes or download from the JOY website.

Ask a question

Want to ask the team a question to discuss on-air? Email JOYlaw@joy.org.au