Egg and sperm donors present to the practice for a psychological assessment. These findings are presented to the clinic. They are usually referred by the agencies, or by the clinic.
The donor needs to be assessed to ensure he or she is making the right decision for the right reason. His or her history needs to be questioned to try establish whether there is a heightened risk for certain inherited psychological conditions that the recipient needs to be aware of.
This is a definite requirement to ensure that the individual or couple has come to terms with using an egg or sperm donor. They might need support to make the decision on how to choose a donor. They may also be coming to terms with loss, as this is a grieving process.
Known donor assessments are more complicated than anonymous donors where no future contact is warranted. With known donor assessments, three sessions are required regardless if there is instruction by an attorney. It is up to the parties to make use of an attorney to draft the Parenting Agreement.
This is a very personal decision. Whether you be a donor or a recipient. Especially for your child. It is strongly recommended you speak to a professional before sharing your news. and issues such as transparency and disclosure are discussed.