An Update On Informing Offspring Of Their Conception
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | May 20, 2015
The ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently updated their position on informing offspring of their conception by usage of donor gametes or embryos.
The ethics committee finds that disclosure to the child of the fact of donor conception, and if available, characteristics of the donor may serve the best interests of offspring. The committee also recognizes that the decision to disclose is a highly personal one about which the parties may have differing values.
The relative benefits of disclosure for parents, donors, and, most significantly, donor-conceived persons are under continued study, but support has grown in recent years for disclosing the fact of donation and allowing access to non-identifying information about donors to offspring who request it.
For more information about disclosure and building and growing your family through egg donation, contact us today.
Egg Donation 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.