Egg Donor Sibling Journey


In some cases, intended parents who had a child with the egg provided by a specific donor will want to have an egg supplied by the same donor if they decide to have another child. There’s a lot of good reasons for this—the siblings will be genetically related to each other even more fully than if they just shared the father’s sperm, and as a result, may share some of the same characteristics and medical history.

Growing Generations has found most of its egg donors, if still healthy and in the appropriate age range, are more than willing to provide additional eggs.

One of Growing Generations’ egg donors, for example, says she has no regrets and would donate again if she weren’t past the appropriate age. “Donation was so easy for me because I do not feel attachment to my genetic information. My daughter is special to me, but not just because she looks like me or is part of me. I carried her, brought her home and have loved her every day. My ‘donated egg’ babies already have that with the parents who wanted them so much that they went to the greatest lengths to have them. I have no regrets or fear over my choices.”

While some egg donors might feel differently, generally egg donors do not seem to feel attached to their eggs or the children that grow from them. Any unsettling thoughts or feelings may be discussed with Growing Generations and Fertility Counseling Services to help ease any concerns you might have.

Kelly Enders-Tharp was a three time gestational surrogate with Growing Generations. Afterwards, she joined GG as their Marketing and Admissions Specialist.