Amber first heard about egg donation before she had her own children, and has now donated to nine families, resulting in 7 children so far. Many of the recipients also needed a surrogate to help them have a family. Amber suffered with terrible sickness on IVF drugs, and still, she persisted.
Amber developed her own criteria and thinking about why she wanted to donate and who she might donate to. This included the importance of the donor-conceived person having access to information about her, the opportunity for a relationship with her, and the opportunity for them to have a relationship with Amber’s two children and other donor siblings.
If you are interested in finding out more about egg donation, try some of the links below:
For both donors and recpients: Egg Donation Australia
My reflections on egg donation: Egg Donation: Seeing Yourself in Someone Else’s Child
The legal ramifications of gamete donation: Joe Donor and the Consequences of Online Donation
VARTA has lots of resources for donors, recipients and donor-conceived people: VARTA Donor Conception.