TYPES OF EGG DONATION
Egg Donors Can Be Known, Semi-Known, or Anonymous
To make an informed decision, it is important to understand the three different types of egg donation we offer here at Circle. This allows both intended parents and egg donors to choose the right option for them based on their own level of comfort and an understanding.
- Known egg donation: Contact information is exchanged and you can choose to have contact with each other now and in the future.
- Semi-known egg donation: In this type of egg donation, first names and area of residence are exchanged. Then you may choose to have some limited (and anonymous) contact with the egg donor.
- Anonymous egg donation: In this type of egg donation, there is no exchange of identifying information or contact between you and the egg donor.
For each match option, we will present your redacted profile to the egg donor after signing on with us. Please note, the intended parent profile is filled out prior to our consultation. Then, if necessary, we will set up a phone call or Skype between you and your egg donor. We ask that all egg donors keep us informed of all changes in their health history and keep their contact information up to date.
Circle Encourages Known Egg Donation
Circle encourages Known Egg Donation because it’s important for the child’s healthy sense of identity to at least have access to the other half of their genetics. Some egg donor conceived children have a natural curiosity about their genetic origins and some children aren’t. You won’t know what kind of child you have until later. Known egg donation helps leave that door open for possible contact in the future. If you need help deciding which egg donation type is right to you, please reach out to Dory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, watch this video describing the three types of egg donation.
If you need help deciding which option is right for you, you’re welcome to contact us.