What is an Open Donor?
An Open Donor is a donor who agrees to contact with any donation born offspring once they reach the age of 18.
What does this mean for you and your child?
It means that once your child reaches 18 years of age, they may request contact with the donor. This contact must be initiated by the child. Yours and your child’s identity are confidential and never released to sperm donors. If your child wishes to make contact or communicate with the donor, Midwest Sperm Bank will make the connection and arrange a mutually agreed upon method of contact. This could be a face-to-face meeting, a phone call, or simply an exchange of contact information. The first contact with the donor will be made by us, and we can arrange for your child and the donor to meet.
Are the legal requirements different for an Open Donor?
Sperm donors have no legal rights, responsibilities, or obligations to any children born through the use of their semen. Again, although the donor and child may choose to have further communication, there is no requirement that the donor commit to a long-term relationship with the child.
If you have further questions or want more information about selecting an open identity donor, please contact us!