Are you considering gamete or embryo donation? The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends that couples or individuals considering egg or sperm donation speak with a counselor. A counselor will help you explore the social issues and feelings that go beyond medical procedures. Some concerns are hard to voice. Infertility counseling can help you talk freely about your concerns.
Common questions intended parents have about egg, sperm and embryo donation:
Should we tell our parents, friend and relatives that we are using donated eggs or sperm?
Should we tell our child and if so, how do we talk about it?
Will my spouse have a problem with our child not being genetically related to him or her?
How much do we discuss our child’s genetic background with her?
What resources are available for families like us?
Egg Donor Screening and Support
For more information about mental health evaluations and screening for egg donor or surrogacy, contact us. We follow the ASRM guidelines for psychological screening and offer MMPI test administration, as well as additional psychological support through the process if needed. Call 214-520-4141 for more information.
ASRM - American Society for Reproductive Medicine membership. Fertility and Family, LPC offers infertility consultation and counseling and helps couples explore various reproductive solutions with an open mind, realizing the complicated and personal nature of this issue. Email for an appointment or phone consultation.