Whether you are an LGBTQ couple or dealing with infertility issues, having to consider egg donation is typically not the first option on your agenda. This idea can be difficult to wrap your head around and hard to accept, especially for couples struggling to cope with infertility. Oftentimes, these couples may be going through a series of emotions ranging from indecision, fear, to confusion. These are typical concerns and fears that intended parents have in regards to egg donation:
What if I cannot bond with my baby?
Having to deal with the idea that having a baby through the use of another woman’s eggs can often be difficult for intended parents to accept. The chance of this happening is very rare. Couples expecting an egg donor baby are usually very excited and welcoming of the birth of the baby. From the child’s birth, intended parents will embrace the child as their own and a bond is instantly created.
In the future, will my child not accept me when they find out I am not the biological mother?
Regardless of the fact that you are an egg donor recipient, you are still the biological mother of your child. The pregnancy process and giving birth are all biological. As long as you are there for your child, love and support them, they will grow to love and respect you as their parents.
My family and friends will judge me
Take your time. If you are worrying about telling your loved ones about your decision to resort to egg donation, you can consider telling them at a later time. Making this decision is not simple, so it is important to get support – you can even ask to speak with a counselor or advisor to aid you in making the decision.
Is there a possibility my child will have a genetic disease or future illness?
At Simple Surrogacy, potential donors go through a series of screenings to ensure they are the best fit for you and your family. Although this is very rare, there is a possibility that health conditions may arise in the future. Make sure you mention your concerns about the donor’s medical history to your Reproductive Attorney.
Will my egg donor have custody rights or be able to contact my child in the future?
Together with the help of a Reproductive and Family Law Attorney, you will draft a contract that will discuss the role of the egg donor in your child’s life. Typically the egg donor receives minimal information in regards to the intended parents. Your egg donor will hand over all parental and custodial rights to the child that is born from the use of their donated eggs.
If you are still unsure and have more questions and concerns about the process of egg donation, please feel free to contact us or visit us today.