Q - I have an 11-year-old from egg donation and want to discuss with him his beginnings. Have other people done this? How? How was the outcome for the child learning his or her origins? I am getting cold feet now that he is of an age where he will understand, but I still want to tell the truth. We have lost touch with his donor but kept up with her his first few years of his life. I cannot find any literature or advice on this topic. Thanks for your help!
A - I found the following article that might help you:
If you go ahead with you plans & you're interested in sharing the experience, I would be very interested to hear how it goes.
Response - Thanks for the article. It gives me the confidence to proceed and know it is felt to be the best to disclose egg donation. It is likely the more difficult questions will come later but now at 11 I think he needs to know. Knowing the donor for a while and admiring her helps make it easier.
Q - If a woman is very healthy and 54 years old, is it still possible to have a baby using donor eggs and IVF?
A - It is possible for a healthy 54-year-old woman to carry a baby conceived using donor eggs and IVF. Please see my post on this topic.
Q - I am interested in becoming an egg donor, but I don't know where to begin. Any recommendations?
A - We're not affiliated with any organizations. You may find some helpful information and links on our egg donors page.
Q - Is it common for a sister to donate eggs to another sister who is infertile?
A - I don't know how common it is, but I have read about some such cases. An advantage, of course, is the biological connection. A disadvantage is that it may cause conflict between the sisters.
Q - Can a woman who is taking anti-depressants donate eggs?
A - No. Other contraindications are smoking, drug use, use of anti-anxiety medication, history of mental illness and many other health indications.