When a mother cannot use her own eggs, or a male same-sex couple is seeking to have a child together, it may be necessary to obtain eggs from a donor. Those that choose to donate eggs are providing something that a family desperately needs to be happy, which is truly commendable. However, both intended parents and egg donors need legal protections if they want to make sure their best interests are guarded through the process. Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A., works with infertility clients, including intended parents and egg donors to ensure that they are protected.
There are two categories of egg donation – open and anonymous. In an open donation the egg donor and the intended parents are given the opportunity to know one another. This type of donation can create privacy issues for all parties, and can result in it becoming public knowledge that the intended parents were suffering from infertility problems.
Most popular in the U.S. is the anonymous donation, where the donor and the intended parents – and ultimately the child – do not know one another. There are many benefits to an anonymous donation, as it allows the intended parents to remain private about their infertility if they choose to do so.
If you would like to learn more about the legal protections and options for intended parents and egg donors, please contact Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A. The firm is uniquely positioned to help answer your questions and provide legal guidance through the donation process.