Finding the Perfect Embryo Donor: What do Intended Parents Seek?

The Top 8 Criteria Potential Donors Should Know About How Intended Parents Select Donors Embryo donation offers Intended Parents a sense of control in their path to parenthood, and they value the opportunity to select donors that are a good fit for them and their future family.  Every Intended Parent is different, so there is […]

Can my recipient/donor in an open donation “ghost” me?

Embryo donation relationships are built on mutual trust. Establishing a foundation for interaction expectations at the outset will help to ensure that no one is disappointed or overwhelmed.  Families can agree at the outset how often they wish to engage, if at all, until the offspring decide that they want to know one another.  The […]

Raising a donor-conceived child: What we’ve learned from the donor conceived community

When raising a donor-conceived child, starting donor conception conversations from a very early age can be beneficial for the child’s emotional well-being and understanding of their identity, and make it easier on parents to tell before it becomes an awkward conversation. Here are some key considerations: Trust your children’s ability to grasp the concept from […]

What is psychoeducational counseling, and is it required?

Embryo donation or receipt is a complex decision that involves emotional, psychological, and ethical considerations for everyone involved. Embryo donation psychoeducation with a trained third-party reproductive mental health provider aims to address these various aspects and provide information, guidance, emotional support and resources to help individuals or couples navigate the unique challenges associated with embryo […]