Since there are a variety of interpretations of the cultural laws concerning Jewish egg donors, choosing the right individual can be complicated. Some feel the religion of an egg donor is not important while others feel that only a Jewish egg donor is an acceptable option. Taking into consideration religion, appearance and other genetic qualities, we can help you select Jewish egg donors, whether Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jew will be the right fit for your family.
What makes a donor-conceived child Jewish?
Many intended parents worry that their particular ethnic background and heritage will not be present in their baby if they don’t use an egg donor who comes from the same background as them. Heritage and genetic lineage are vital to intended parents because traditionally a child inherits their “Jewishness” through the mother.
Does Jewish law allow Egg Donation?
Most rabbis believe that egg donation and surrogacy are permitted under Jewish law. But whether an intended parent should find a donor who is of the same heritage is up for debate among the rabbinical community. On one hand, the Conservative and Orthodox Movements say that the egg donor must be fully Jewish, but on the other, the Reform Movement contend that only the intended parent has to be Jewish for the baby to be considered Jewish as well.
Whatever your position, our staff is sensitive to your religious beliefs and will work with you to find Jewish egg donors who will work well for your family.
How Will I Be Matched with a Jewish Egg Donor?
- We start with a free one-hour consultation so that we can get to know you. Learning about your expectations, challenges and experiences will allow us to help you find the right egg donor for you. In addition, you’ll be able to get a better understanding for the process and ask any questions you may have.
- Then you’ll be given 24/7 access to our free database to search for egg donors. Along with ethnicity, you can view the health background, physical characteristics, education, genetic history and photos of each individual. All of our donors must participate in a medical and psychological evaluation prior to being added to our database.
Our professional staff has personally experienced egg donation so they can relate to the obstacles and struggles that come with the process. They will guide you through every step of the process by answering all of your questions and offering direction along the way.
Because it is a layered and complex process, we will conduct a free one-hour consultation to learn about your expectations, obstacles and experiences. This will let us get to know you better so we can match you with right egg donors. During the consultation, you can also better understand the process by asking any questions you have. Schedule your free consultation here to get started.