As you’ve been trying to decide if egg donation is right for you, you’ve probably done a lot of research on the pros and cons. You may have even asked your friends and family members what they think of egg donation. While we highly recommend that you do your research and talk to loved ones about what’s best for you, here are a few common myths about egg donation that we feel we should warn you about:
Myth: The baby isn’t yours if you use a donor egg.
Fact: This baby is legally and rightfully yours. Before the egg is placed in you or your surrogate, the egg donor signs a contract that releases her rights as a parent. Therefore, she has no legal connection to those eggs and your baby is completely yours. If you’re worried that you may not love the baby as much because he or she is not genetically related, it’s ok. Any doubt you have will completely fade away once you hold that sweet little one in your arms for the first time.
Myth: Egg donors are only interested in the money.
Fact: The process of removing eggs from a woman is a lengthy and complex one. Most women who are purely interested in the money get weeded out before the process gets too far. Our egg donors are enthusiastic about helping people who are unable to have children on their own. Click here to browse through our egg donor profiles.
Myth: A child born via egg donation won’t have the medical information needed in case of an emergency.
Fact: Donors submit extensive medical records and undergo a lot of treatments to ensure all of the information is correct. This medical information is available to the IP’s before they choose their preferred donor. Also, if there is an emergency, most donors agree to be contacted in the future if any additional information is needed in the medical treatment of your child.
We believe that everyone should enjoy the blessings of parenthood. If you have any questions concerning infertility or egg donation, please contact us.