Professional support for our donors and patients
Using donated eggs, sperm or embryos gives some couples, or single women, their only chance of having a baby.It involves a relatively simple medical procedure, but there are some complex issues to consider before going ahead with it.
Queensland Fertility Group has a dedicated and experienced donor team to provide expert guidance and support for both donors and recipients throughout the process.
The legal framework
When providing any fertility treatment, Queensland Fertility Group follows the National Australian Health Ethics Committee’s Ethical guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in clinical practice and research, 2007.Under Queensland legislation, the birth parents registering the child are the legal parents, and the donor has no legal rights or financial responsibilities to the child.
Talking about donor origins
It is up to the parents of the child to explain, when they feel it’s appropriate, the way in which the child was conceived. Our experience shows the more openly available this information is, the more successful the outcome is for everyone.
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