Choosing A Donor
We respect the privacy of our clients and donors and have a policy of strict donor & client anonymity. Donors sign a statement disclaiming any parental rights and any rights to knowledge of donor offspring. We do not require contracts with our clients but rather with their health care providers. In this way, the recipient’s identity is usually not known to us.
We provide only non-identifying donor information to the recipient to aid in the selection of a donor. Documentation identifying the donor and documentation identifying the recipient of donor sperm will never be placed in the same location or file.
The Selection Process
When selecting a donor, decide which characteristics are most important to you. In our experience, most people choose intelligence, good health, and family longevity. Couples also often try to match hair color, eye color, ethnicity, and educational background to the recipient’s partner. Review our Donor Profiles and choose two or three donors that meet your basic criteria.
If you prefer our help in the selection process, we would be happy to do so. You may choose to send us a photo of the person you want the baby to resemble, if you are comfortable doing this.
Or you may want to provide us with height, weight, eye color, blood type, or any other characteristic you want us to match. In either case, we will then assist you in deciding which of our donors would be most appropriate for you. Baby pictures of some donors are available. These photos, while not identifying, give prospective parents a general idea of what the donor looks like.
If you want to have another child at a later date, consideration must be given to the number of semen vials that are still available from that donor. Click Family Building Program for more information. Choosing a donor can be an overwhelming decision. We are here to help and support you.
We will give out as much information about a donor that we can while protecting his anonymity.