What you need to know about donation & gestational carrying
What are the benefits?
Donation and gestational carriers offer hope to individuals and couples facing fertility challenges. They provide opportunities for genetic parenthood, allowing individuals to experience the joy of raising a child. Connect with our fertility specialists and care team at Boca Fertility to explore your options and create your own personalized path to parenthood.
What are the risks?
Donation and gestational carrying can often involve complex processes, including finding suitable donors or carriers, legal negotiations, and emotional preparation. Costs can also be significant, encompassing medical expenses, legal fees, compensation, and more. At Boca Fertility, we are here to guide you through the process to make your path to parenthood as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Who might consider donation or gestational carrying?
Couples who have exhausted their own fertility treatments, individuals without a partner, or those with certain medical conditions may consider egg, sperm or embryo donation or gestational carriers to build their families. Specifically, those who are unable to carry a pregnancy due to medical reasons, same-sex male couples, or those with recurrent pregnancy losses may consider gestational carrying.
How are donors and recipients matched?
Egg donors are carefully screened for medical and genetic health, and they often undergo psychological evaluations. They can be known donors (such as family or friends) or anonymous donors.
Sperm donors undergo thorough medical and genetic screening. Recipients may choose between anonymous or known donors, depending on personal preferences.
Donor embryos are often matched with recipients based on medical, genetic, and personal preferences. Legal agreements outline parental rights and responsibilities.
Are donors and gestational carriers compensated?
Yes, donors and carriers are typically compensated for their time, effort, and potential risks. Compensation varies based on factors like location and specific arrangements.
Is it possible to have contact with donors or carriers?
Many arrangements offer options for varying degrees of contact, ranging from anonymous to open relationships. Decisions should be made with the interests of all parties involved in mind.
What are the emotional considerations for all parties involved?
Egg, sperm, and embryo donation, as well as surrogacy, involve complex emotional dynamics. Counseling and open communication are recommended to navigate these emotional aspects.
What are the legal implications of these arrangements?
Legal contracts are crucial to outline parental rights, responsibilities, and compensation. Consulting with legal experts specializing in reproductive law is essential.