Considerations When Using An Egg Donor in Kansas City To Build and Grow Your Family: Inadvertent Consanguinity
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | January 7, 2015
There are many considerations intended parents must make when choosing to use an egg donor to build and grow their family. One that is not talked about often, but is a consideration nonetheless is inadvertent consanguinity.
The definition of consanguinity is: of the same blood or origin; specifically: descended from the same ancestor. The real life concern for intended parents using an egg donor (or sperm donor) to build and grow their family is: “Will my child meet, fall in love with and marry his or her half-sibling?” The answer is, of course it is possible, but probably not likely.
What this topic does call into very careful consideration is the topic of disclosure to a donor-conceived child the fact that they are donor-conceived. There are many benefits of disclosing to a donor-conceived child the specifics of their conception. Preventing inadvertent consanguinity is one of them.
For more information about using an egg donor to build and grow your family, contact us today!
Egg Donor Program Disclaimer
Pathways to Parenthood Surrogacy Agency’s egg donor program is no longer in operation. After many wonderful years of helping families grow through egg donation, the difficult but necessary decision was made to close the program. The Covid pandemic’s economic impact and change in market conditions greatly influenced our decision.
The good news is that we are still building families through surrogacy. Plus, given our years of experience, we can provide education and guidance regarding the egg donation process for family building, and also recommendations and referrals for finding an egg donor. Please contact us for more information.