Abstract: Legal issues surrounding posthumously conceived children of-ten arise in the context of the Social Security Act, which looks to state law to determine who qualifies for benefits through a deceased parent. Be-cause states have failed to respond promptly to the possibility of posthumous conception, reliance on state law does not adequately protect the rights of this special class of children. This Note argues that Congress must create a uniform standard of Social Security eligibility for posthumously conceived children, and proposes that such children should receive benefits only if (1) before death, the deceased father agreed in writing to be responsible for and support a child conceived with his frozen sperm, and (2) the child is conceived within four years of the father’s death.
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