Donor FAQs

We represent sperm donors, egg donors and embryo donors in donor agreements with New York and New Jersey clients wishing to grow their families through ART. If you are considering donating your gametes or embryos to a family member, close friend or an unknown intended parent, here are some things to consider in your NY or NJ contract:

  • Parental rights of the child
  • Desired confidentiality and future contact
  • Any limits on the use of the gametes
  • Responsibility for medical expenses
  • Insurance coverage
  • Potential legal and medical risks
  • Compensation — if any — to donors

What are the typical criteria for an embryo donor?
  • the woman (egg donor) was between the ages of 18 and 35 when the embryos were created
  • the man (sperm donor) was between the ages of 18 and 40 when the embryos were created
  • both the man and woman (donors) are free from transmissible diseases
  • both the man and woman (donors) have no personal or family history of inheritable disorders
  • you have two or more embryos in storage
What are the typical criteria to be a sperm donor?

A man who is:

  • between the ages of 18 and 41
  • not at risk and is willing to be screened for medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), i.e. HIV, syphilis and chlamydia
  • free from serious medical disability
  • willing to have a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • able to find out or knows about his immediate family medical history
  • aware of no hereditary disorders within his family
  • not knowingly leaving out any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of his donation
  • able and willing to commit his time and energy to the sperm donation process
What are the typical criteria to be an egg donor?

A woman who is:

  • between the ages of 18 and 35
  • within a healthy weight range for her height with a BMI under 30
  • not at risk and is willing to be screened for medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), i.e. HIV, syphilis and chlamydia
  • free from serious medical disability
  • willing to have a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • able to find out or knows her immediate family medical history
  • aware of no hereditary disorders within her family
  • not pregnant or trying to become pregnant during the egg donation treatment cycle
  • not knowingly leaving out any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of her donation
  • able to commit her time and energy to the egg donation process

Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim

Adoption & Reproductive Law Attorney

As adoption and reproductive law attorneys, The Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim serve as a primary resource, counsel and partner to clients who seek to grow their families by contemporary means and methods, as recognized by the courts of New York and New Jersey.

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Email: lgoldheim@adoptionrights.com
Phone: 845.624.2727
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