3. You’ll have more diverse options for donors to work with
Choosing the egg-sharing donation model can be a game-changer in boosting diversity within egg donor options, and this is great news for you as an intended parent, especially if you’re from a non-white background.
A donor program, like the one offered by Cofertility, draws in donors from various backgrounds, enhancing the overall diversity of available options.
Considering the current disparity in diversity within cryobanks in the US, the broader range of donors means you have a better chance of finding a match that aligns with your cultural or ethnic background.
This also increases the likelihood of finding your ideal match faster, making your journey to parenthood more efficient and tailored to your unique preferences and needs.
4. You’ll know that the risk of financial implications is reduced
Choosing the egg-sharing donation model can provide you, as a intended parent, with a sense of reassurance and ethical alignment.
The dual benefit of egg sharing goes beyond financial considerations, addressing concerns that many may have about the ethics of exchanging money for eggs.
It’s reassuring to know that donors participating in egg sharing are motivated not by financial gains but also by a genuine desire to help others build their families.
This ethical approach is supported by a 2021 Harvard study, revealing that a significant percentage of donor-conceived adults find the exchange of money for donor gametes to be ethically questionable.
By participating in an egg-sharing program that attracts a diverse pool of committed donors, the need commodifying the donation process is reduced.
This means you, as intended parents, can avoid the feeling of ‘shopping’ for donors and focus on a more ethical and meaningful journey to parenthood.
5. There’s an increased opportunity to get to know your donor
When working under an egg sharing model, egg donors may have more emotional investment in the donation process, and as such, many are interested in having a disclosed relationship with the family they donate to.
Cofertility highly encourages disclosed donations, as they’ve spoken to members of the donor-conceived community and feel that it’s in the best interest of the donor-conceived child.
Levels of disclosure can vary among all families, and Cofertility provides expert education and guidance throughout the process to help all parties form the relationship that works best for them.