Is It Better For a Child to Have an Anonymous, Known, or Open Donor Arrangement?

When considering family planning options, egg donation is a wonderful avenue for intended parents looking to build a family. When considering egg donation, it is important you understand the difference between an anonymous, known, or open donor agreement, along with which of these options will be better for you and your future child. 

Elevate Donors is proud to offer intended parents in California the chance to build their family through egg donation. However, before going through the egg donor journey, it’s beneficial for intended parents to know how the different types of arrangements could affect you and your future child.

What Egg Donor Arrangement Is Best For Children?

Before deciding which egg donor arrangement may be the best fit for you and your future child, it is important that you have a full understanding of each of the different types of egg donation arrangements offered to intended parents. These arrangements are:

  • Anonymous Donor Arrangement: This is when the egg donor and the intended parent(s) have no identifying information about each other throughout the duration of the egg donation journey. As a result, the child born by egg donation will not have any contact information for the egg donor.
  • Semi-Known or Semi-Open Arrangement: This arrangement is essentially anonymous but offers a solution to possible future contact for personal or medical reasons.  Services like the Donor Sibling Registry cater to this type of arrangement.
  • Known or Open Donor Arrangement: Open donor arrangements are when the donor and intended parents have previously known each other or decide to exchange each other’s personal contact information to communicate directly with each other. The possibility of communication, however, does not guarantee ongoing frequent contact. It would be up to the intended parents and donor to continue that relationship in the future. 

Each egg donation journey is different, and the wants and needs for intended parents and their children can vary from case to case. Because of this, there is no one donor arrangement that is considered to be the best for a child. However, as time has gone on, it has been found that children may one day wish to connect with their egg donor and may find it difficult to do so if the arrangement was anonymous. Furthermore, with the advent of DNA testing companies like 23andMe, intended parents and donors alike must acknowledge the possibility of identities being exposed in the future.

Before beginning the journey of egg donation, it is important to lay out all the pros and cons and what you believe will be the best fit for your family in the future when deciding on a donor arrangement. To get more information regarding donor arrangements and to speak with one of our experts on what arrangement may be best for you, reach out to the egg donation team at Elevate Donors today.

Contact the Egg Donation Team at Elevate Donors Today

At Elevate Donors, we understand that egg donation offers intended parents the hope that they will be able to welcome a child into their family. While egg donation is a wonderful option to help intended parents build a family, it is important that you are able to decipher what arrangement may fit your needs best. 

With years of experience serving high-profile and celebrity clients, we treat all intended parents with the same concierge-level service they deserve during this exciting time. It is our goal to ensure everyone involved feels confident and happy throughout their journey. Contact us today for more information regarding egg donation arrangements by calling (323) 933-8918 or filling out our contact form.


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