Last week, we published a post titled “What to tell the children?” It covered a study that confirmed what many people who use donor eggs to become parents struggle with: Whether they should tell their children how they were conceived.
The research, presented at a meeting of the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), investigated 438 patients who received donated eggs between 2008 and 2012 about their plans to reveal or withhold this information to any children they had through the process. It found that about 60 percent of donor-egg recipients weren’t sure if they would tell their child, fearing disapproval by others in their community and causing confusion in their child.
Several readers have asked for more information on this study, so we are posting a link to the National Institutes of Health article about it here.
Clearly, this topic strikes a nerve with many. Please keep the conversation going and post your comments below.