Intended parents using assisted reproduction (other than surrogacy) in California can use state forms to protect their families. California provides form language in its statutes that can be used to show the intentions of parents and donors involved in the conception of a child and who should be the child’s parents. Those forms, created by AB 960, are included in this publication. This publication also has answers to questions you might have about the law and how to protect your family if you are considering using assisted reproduction to conceive.
California’s AB 960 also extended legal protections to families who conceived through at-home insemination and to unmarried parents. It went into effect on January 1 2016.