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In Vitro Kids Are Beneficiaries

Posted Aug 1, 2007 6:36 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Two children conceived by in vitro fertilization after the death of their father are beneficiaries of trusts he created for his “issue” and “descendants,” a New York judge has ruled.

Surrogate Renee Roth said it appeared the father intended that “all members of his bloodline” share in the trusts, created in 1969, the New York Law Journal reports.

The father, identified as James B., died of Hodgkin's lymphoma. His widow used cryopreserved semen to conceive two sons. The first was born three years after his death and the second nearly six years after.

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