How do donors feel after donating embryos? The story of one embryo donor meeting her recipients' son for the first time

Jennifer is a counselor, mother of twins, and donor of one frozen embryo. For years she struggled with the decision of what to do with her embryo.  This is the story of the day that she met her recipients and their healthy baby boy.

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How do I explain to my children where they and their donation-connected siblings came from?

You want to communicate but feeling ambivalent about how to break the ice?  These questions of IF and HOW to tell are just as relevant for donor as recipient families. I’ve listed some ideas from my own repertoire learned from other moms, as well as book recommendations and reviews.

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Should I tell my embryo-donated children about their unique origins, and if so, when??

In a recent survey, 91% of embryo recipient families say that they’ll share their child’s unique origins with them. If you are thinking about if, how, and when to communicate your child’s donated origins, via embryo, egg, or sperm donation, you are not alone! In fact, it’s the single biggest concern of intended recipient parents. This blog explores why!

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