Is counselling necessary?

Both donor and recipients should be counseled by a mental health professional regarding the complexity associated with embryo donation. This consultation will include a discussion about the release of donor information and a discussion about future contact between donors and children resulting from their donated embryos. The recipients are counseled about issues concerning non-biological parentage including disclosure (or non disclosure) to the potential children. In cases where donors are known, the potential relationship between donors, recipients and subsequent children will be explored.