Every country has its own legal aspects of egg donation service. However, in most countries including the USA, anonymous and identified egg donation is legal. The egg donor must sign the contract before starting the procedure to ensure that after donating the eggs they have no legal rights on created embryos or children.
In the egg donation process, the intended mother who receives the egg is legally considered as a mother, though no genetic relationship presents between them. Therefore, the egg recipient receives all parental rights and responsibilities.
In the egg donation process, the egg donor must sign an informed consent before the treatment commencement. Medical professional explains all the details about the procedure of egg donation to the egg donor during inform consenting,
In the contact, all the details about the legal and financial matters are mentioned. Egg donation agencies take responsibility to mention confidentiality about the donor. In the case of anonymous egg donation, the donor identity-related information does not disclose to the recipient. The laws may change. And if anonymity is not legally accepted, then maintaining the anonymity for the future is not guaranteed. In certain countries, eliminate anonymous donation are not accepted. Therefore, egg donors must know the legal aspects of egg donation.
Egg recipients take the responsibility of medical insurance of egg donor or else all the medical expenses of the egg donation process must be paid by egg recipient. Several legal issues involve in third party reproduction; therefore, consent is highly required. It is always advisable to take separate legal counsel. The legal contract which must be duly signed by both donor and recipient must ensure that the document clearly mentions the financial obligations and rights of the donor with respect to the donated eggs.