Anonymous versus know donor:
Anonymous Donor: There are many factors that play into your choice for using donor eggs. Some families choose an anonymous donor cycle where both themselves and the donor do not know each other’s identity. Culture, gender, location, and personal reasons play into this choice. If you do indeed want to keep your donor anonymous have the utmost confidence in us that we will keep that information private.
Known Donor: Many families choose a known donor. If you would like to know your donor we can request that of her. Wonderful relationships can be formed between the donor and the family for whom she donated.
One of our favorite stories is from a couple in Italy. As a gay couple they used a donor and surrogate to complete their family. Recently they had a civil union ceremony and flew out their donor and surrogate to be present at the ceremony. In their words “we see our donor and surrogate as angels who blessed us with our family.”