Assisted Reproductive Technology Law in Denver, CO

Koupal Law Firm, P.C. is at the very forefront of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law in Colorado. Laura helped develop Colorado legislation and writes and lectures on family law and ART matters. She also routinely advises clients in cross-state negotiations involving conflict of law issues.
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The general definition of ART is human reproduction by any means other than sexual intercourse. Thus, ART includes:
  • Sperm donation
  • Egg donation
  • Intra uterine insemination
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Embryo transfer (frozen and tubal)
  • Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
  • Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)
  • Embryo cryopreservation
  • Post-death gamete harvesting
  • Post-death conception
  • Disposition of cryopreserved embryos
  • Gestational surrogacy
  • Traditional surrogacy
  • Gamete cryopreservation


  • Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S.
  • This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples. (2002 National Survey of Family Growth)
  • According to CDC’s 2010 Preliminary ART Success Rates, 154,417 ART cycles were performed at 443 reporting clinics in the United States during 2010, resulting in 47,102 live births (deliveries of one or more living infants) and 61,561 infants. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Although the use of ART is still relatively rare as compared to the potential demand; its use has doubled over the past decade. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Today, over 1% of all infants born in the U.S. every year are conceived using ART.
  • There are limited statistics on the number of women and families involved in surrogacy.


  • Surrogacy Contract Negotiation
  • Egg & sperm Donor Agreements
  • Pre & Post Birth Orders
  • Estate Planning
Koupal Law Firm, P.C. is not a matching agency. If you have questions about the matching process please contact the firm for references and recommendations for independent match sources and agencies. This website is designed to answer basic questions about ART issues. Individual cases present unique circumstances, and the basic information here may not address all of the issues and nuances of a particular case.
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