Common Questions Concerning Egg Donation
At Steven H. Snyder & Associates, we understand that you have questions about ovum 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 ovum donor?
We can help you with that. If you have someone in mind that you are considering using, we will be able to evaluate the donor to determine if she is a suitable candidate for the process. We can then help you review the potential candidates who are available and then select the individual who is the best match for you.
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 if a problem arises, and it will create tension between the two of you. Your friendship will never be the same. You need to make sure that you have a clear agreement spelling out risks and responsibilities for each person before proceeding.
I have very specific requests for my egg donor. Can you help me meet these criteria?
We will do our best. 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 donor who we feel 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, we may recommend clinics located in Canada to receive treatment because of the positive fertility races 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 reproduction 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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