A Tennessee woman has recently broken the record for successfully birthing a baby from an embryo that was frozen 24 years ago, according to CBS Baltimore in “Woman, 26, Has Baby Born From Record Breaking 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo.”
That is the longest time on record for a successful birth to occur, after an embryo was frozen. The embryo was frozen when the mother was only a year and half old. It came from her.
Why this was done when the woman was so young is not known.
This creates even more challenges for estate law, when it comes to posthumous births.
The length of time from when a person passes away to when the deceased person’s biological child can be born keeps increasing. What should be done about previously administered estates, when a new child is born so long after death is not clear.
States that have addressed the issue have not all reached the same conclusions. It is something that will need to be addressed with increasing clarity in the near future.
People who might have posthumous children should talk to an estate planning attorney about what they would like to happen in case they do have one.
An estate planning attorney can advise you on creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances.
Reference: CBS Baltimore (Dec. 19, 2017) “Woman, 26, Has Baby Born From Record Breaking 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo.”