Beginnings Family Services
Open Embryo Donation
Open embryo donation involves ongoing communication and contact between the donor parents and the recipients, including the child. This can take the form of letters, emails, phone calls, and/or visits. The amount of contact is negotiated between the donors and recipients and varies from one situation to another.
Beginnings, together with many professionals in the medical community, believes openness is most beneficial for the children. An open approach allows children to maintain relationships with important people in their lives, including genetic parents and siblings. Of particular importance, Beginnings advocates an approach that allows children and parents access to information about genetic origins.