Common Questions Concerning Egg Donation
At Steven H. Snyder & Associates, we understand that you have questions about egg donation. Our lawyers want to provide you with some very basic information to help you get a better understanding of the process, and what we can do to help. For advice that is specific to your situation, please contact one of our lawyers to schedule a consultation.
How do I find an egg donor?
We can help you with that. If you have someone in mind that you are considering using, we will be able to discuss with and refer you to various reliable sources for your donor, whether that may be a fertility clinic or an outside egg donor agency. We can then help you draft and review your egg donation agreement with your the potential done to express your intent and protect your interests.
Can I use a friend to donate an egg?
If she fits all of the necessary criteria, yes, you may use a friend as a donor. However, you have to be extremely careful in these situations, as there is no guarantee that everything will go according to plan. It can cost a lot of time and money to screen your prospective donor even if she fails to qualify, and it could possibly create tension between the two of you. Your friendship may never be the same. You need to make sure that you have a clear agreement in place that spells out risks and responsibilities for each person before proceeding if she does qualify.
I have very specific requests for my egg donor. Will I be able to meet these criteria?
We will do our best to help you find a source for your egg donor that can meet your criteria. The more specific that you get, the more difficult it will be to find a perfect match. Some egg donors just do not fit into super-specific categories. However, we listen to your requests, and then try to match you with the source we believe is best for you. There are many options that will be available to you, and we can help you determine what you feel is more important in your situation.
Will I have to travel for treatment?
Possibly. Many of the treatments can be provided at a local fertility clinic, whether you are in Minnesota or elsewhere. In some circumstances, you may elect to use clinics located in other state to receive treatment because of the positive success rates associated with those clinics. We can review this more when you schedule your consultation.
What do I need to do to protect the future of my family if I opt for an egg donor?
If you are considering using an egg donor, you have to make sure that you understand all of the legal risks associated with the process. There is a contractual relationship between you and the egg donor, which she may decide to break. If this happens, you need to be protected.
Additionally, laws regarding parental rights and assisted reproductive technology vary from state to state and country to country. We will help you evaluate the potential problems you may encounter, and develop the proper strategy to ensure that these do not have a negative impact upon the future of your family.
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