How LGBTQ+ Individuals and Couples Have Many Hoops to Jump Through When it comes to Fertility

My wife and I did reciprocal IVF to have our children — her eggs, I carried. When I was a couple of months pregnant, I learned that we would need to hire a lawyer if we wanted to ensure both of our parental rights were secure. Even though I am an attorney, I had no idea that we both would not be considered legal parents of our children after birth. It turns out, being on the birth certificate is not enough to grant full legal parental rights to a same-sex cis couple across the United States.