Consultation Services for Third Party Reproduction
Psychological Evaluation of Egg Donors
All egg donors require a psychological evaluation to determine if she is suitable for this process. The donor and her partner will need to meet for an hour long clinical interview and psychological testing.
If you are using an anonymous donor, your clinic will set up an appointment with you to see me. However, if you are using a known donor, you will set up your own appointment with me.
Psychological Evaluation Of Gestational Carriers
The gestational carrier and her partner require a psychological evaluation to determine her suitability for this process. She will complete several psychological tests followed by an hour and a half clinical interview with the gestational carrier and her partner.
Consultation With Intended Parents Using Egg/Sperm Donor
You and your partner will also need to meet for a psychological consultation to help prepare you for the process of using a donor egg or donor sperm. During the consultation, we will discuss the following issues:
- How to chose a donor that best suits your needs
- How to talk to your family and friends
- How to tell your child about his/her genetic origins
- How and when to disclose the genetic origins to your child
You will be provided with a list of internet resources and a list of books for parents and children.
If you are using a known donor or gestational carrier, a joint meeting between you, your partner, donor and her partner, or a gestational carrier and her partner will also be scheduled to discuss various issues prior to moving forward.