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Egg & Sperm Donation, Counseling for Intended ParentsEgg Donation Counseling for IP


According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), intended parents should attend counseling prior to an egg or sperm donation procedure. Counseling for IPs (intended parents) includes the exploration of complex social issues and feelings that may be hard to voice. This counseling session is not intended to be test you must pass prior to treatment but rather a place to discuss your concerns. The session lasts approximately 1 hour an 10 minutes and reports are provided upon request.


ASRM Topics for Intended Parent Egg Donation Counseling


  • How do we choose a donor?
  • What role will the donor have in our lives, if any?
  • Should we tell our child about his/her donor conception?
  • Will I feel like my child isn't really mine?
  • I am upset about not having a bio child. Is that ok?
  • Should we tell our family members about using a donor?
  • How do we deal with questions from others?
  • What if this treatment doesn't work?
  • Will my child be upset with me for choosing to conceive this way?
  • What are our best options considering our finances?
  • How do with deal with half-siblings?

Schedule an appointment online, email jana@janarupnow.com or call 214-520-4141. For Skype consultations, consent paperwork and payment must be received in advance.


Egg donor pregnancy
Intended parents are encouraged by their doctor and the ASRM to attend counseling prior to an egg or sperm donation procedure or before using a gestational carrier. Counseling for IPs includes the exploration of complex social issues and feelings that may be hard to voice. This counseling session is not intended to be a test you must pass prior to treatment but rather a place to discuss your concerns.

IP counseling is approx 1 hour 10 min and covers the topics recommended by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, (ASRM). A brief report for your physician or clinic is included in the fee. A narrative report will be an additional fee.

ASRM Topics for Intended Parent Egg Donation Counseling

  • What are our best options considering our finances?
  • Will my child be upset with me for choosing to conceive this way?
  • How do we choose a donor?
  • Should we tell our child about his/her donor conception?
  • Will I feel like my child isn't really mine?
  • How can I cope with the grief of not having a biological child?
  • Should we tell our family members about using a donor?
  • How do we deal with questions from others?
  • What if this treatment doesn't work?
  • What role will the donor have in our lives, if any?
ASRM Topics for Intended Parent Gestational Carriers (click for more)

Request an appointment or call 214-520-4141.