Category: Egg Donation

Thoughts About My Daughter's Anonymous Egg Donor

I remember the fertility clinic doctor asking if we wanted to use a known or anonymous donor. I was 42 years old. It was 1996. The only option for me to get pregnant was using an egg donor. This was one of those moments where time does stand still. The decision we would make would affect the direction our lives would go...

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Embryo Donation: A Closer Look at This Family Building Option

If you are undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), your doctor will try to safely produce as many eggs as possible for fertilization and hopefully, pregnancy. One to two embryos will be implanted per attempt and if any are left over, frozen (cryopreserved) and stored for future use. According to the non-profit National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), there are over 625,000 cryopreserved...

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The Library of Congress Misses the Mark with New Donor Subject Heading Addition

The Library of Congress (LC) recently announced that they were adding a subject heading to their catalog entitled, "Children of sperm donors". What is the importance of this announcement? It is the first time there has been an official acknowledgement from a well-known and recognized library institution that children conceived with the assistance of a sperm donor warrant their own...

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