Many clinics require completion of a co-parenting agreement before unmarried couples or platonic co-parents commence assisted reproductive procedures. The agreement covers topics such as assumption of parentage, the last name of the child, cost-sharing, and what happens if there is a separation.
Who will claim the child as a dependent for tax purposes?
Who will add the child to their medical insurance?
Will there be equal cost-sharing for the child's education, medical expenses, etc.?
What resources do the co-parents have to handle disagreements or issues that may arise?