Agency’s responsibility regarding Emotional Disclosure
Egg Donor Agencies work with all types of personalities when it comes to both the donors and the intended parents. As most cycles are considered anonymous or, in some cases, “open” (with slight degrees of variation), there is limited information that an egg donor or a recipient parent has with regards to one another. The agency has a responsibility to reveal personality traits that may affect the decision of all parties to move forward with one another. This SEEDS Ethics Principle is intended to refer to the information agencies should be required to share regarding personality traits of either the egg donor or the intended parents.
Disclosure to egg donors or intended parents should be limited to information that allows all parties to make an honest, informed decision without revealing identifying information that would breech confidentiality. The goal of the SEEDS Ethics Standards for emotional disclosure is to honestly identify and share information that could have emotional long-term effects on either the egg donor or intended parent(s) going through the cycle, or the possible risk to the cycle or offspring as a result.
Emotional Disclosure of information to egg donors regarding the intended parents during the matching process of the cycle should include non-identifying information that allows the egg donor to make an informed decision about the family she is donating to. For example, an egg donor should know if they are working with a single parent, a gay family, a heterosexual couple and/or the marital status.
She should be informed of the following:
Emotional Disclosure of Information to intended parents regarding the egg donors during the matching process of the cycle should include non-identifying information that allows the IP’s to make an informed decision about the egg donor they are using.
The IP’s should be informed of the following: