Tennessee

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts

Pre Birth / Post Birth

Pre-Birth

Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

✓ (per VR and CFC as long as both parents use their gametes)

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

Vital Records Information

Contact: Rachel Appelt (seems to have replaced Mary Kennedy), attorney for TN VR ([email protected])

  • Rachel will look over any proposed Judgments- please provide them to her via email
  • Once Judgment is granted, provide Rachel with a copy via email, along with a conformed copy of the IVF Physician’s Declaration
    • IVF Declaration MUST state that the IPs’ own sperm and ova were used

*Once Rachel approves the Judgment, please forward her approval email to the hospital along with the copy of the Judgment*

Birth Certificates: Conflicting information- CFC indicates within a week, other sources state 1-3 months

  • Confirm with VR prior to approving a case

Local Counsel

Julia Tate

[email protected] 

(615) 310-2831