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Myth vs. Fact: Donor Conception and Surrogacy

Have you heard that a surrogate can decide to keep the baby, that an egg donor is only in it for the money, or that you won’t know anything about your child’s background? Read on for the realities that disprove these myths.

Myth vs. Fact: Egg Donor, Sperm Donors, Surrogacy and More...

MYTH: If you have a baby using donor embryos, donor eggs, and/or donor sperm, it isn’t “your” baby.

FACT: Any donor (sperm, egg, embryo) should be expected to relinquish all rights to the gametes (or the embryos), as well as to explicitly relinquish parental rights to children resulting from the donation. With sperm donation, this is typically done through consent at the cryobank. With egg and embryo donation, it is recommended that relinquishment of donor rights be documented in a direct contract between the donor and the recipient.

Of equal concern, though, is whether or not the parent who lacks a genetic connection with the child will feel a parental connection, and this should be explored with a mental health professional before people pursue assisted reproductive technology. One parent of a donor-conceived child said: “The child who came into my life is the most beautiful, spirited child…he is the child I was meant to have, and he fills me with love every minute of the day.”

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Comments (4)

  • dani

    I want several babies using a surrogate and donor eggs and donor sperm from different countries and races

  • Judith Bell

    Nice Article! Birth mothers who are willing to go for embryo adoption but are afraid due to some reason or the other must go through the article.

  • cheyne suker

    Hey! great share..
    Thanks to IVF and donor conception,Surrogacy is the next level up in making it possible for those who cannot conceive babies..
    Thanks for sharing..

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