Benefits of an ID Option Donor
To begin with, keep in mind that the ID Option program is not intended to create family relationships between ID Option Donors and children conceived using their donated eggs. Egg donors, whether anonymous or ID Option, have no legal relationship, rights, or obligations. Instead, this option is about giving choices.
Children conceived by the use of donor eggs may want to learn more about their donors as a way of exploring more about themselves—this curiosity is natural. Providing donor-conceived children with the option to contact their donor offers an empowering choice these children can make once they reach adulthood.
And, sometimes, the very fact that this information is available can be helpful, whether or not a child decides to act on it. Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T., a therapist and specialist in infertility and family building, writes: “The most important part of the equation here is that you are not withholding important pieces of your child’s history from them. Your willingness to give them what they need, as you determine what is appropriate for them at different stages, is more important than your exact answers.”
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Which Should You Choose? Anonymous or ID Option Donor?
Using frozen donor eggs from an anonymous donor or an ID Option Donor is an extremely personal decision. Having more options is empowering for everyone involved. At Fairfax EggBank, we are very pleased to be able to offer both options.