Every year thousands of babies are born using donor sperm. Know that plenty of families have used this option with great success while pursuing this journey to parenthood. Our expert collaborative reproductive team works closely with you to make sure you’re comfortable and that you understand the details of the process.
You may choose donor sperm through a licensed cryobank or you can choose someone you know. All sperm donors undergo extensive medical and psychological screening. We work closely with several accredited sperm banks, most of which will allow you to browse or search donors by their physical characteristics, ethnicity, and educational background.
How to Choose a Donor: Anonymous or Known (or Open Donation)
Anonymous Donation — Your donor’s identity is kept completely confidential. Information on your donor’s physical characteristics, ethnic background, educational background, career history, and general health should be available, and many sperm banks provide written profiles as well. Your nurse can assist you in recommending the right sperm bank for you.
Known Donor (or Open Donation) — Some people have a friend, brother, or another relative who has offered to assist in the journey. Everyone is mutually interested in maintaining contact — potentially throughout the life of the child or children born. Everyone involved should consider and discuss their long-term expectations of the relationship. Our staff psychologist will guide you through this part of your journey.
Your Center for Collaborative Reproduction coordinator will guide you throughout the sperm donation selection and treatment process. Our expert psychologists can offer guidance to help select the donor that is right for you.
If you’re in an international family or LGBT Family, find out what services we can provide for your specific needs. You can also meet our dedicated, experienced CCR Team who will be helping you along the way.