What are your thoughts about egg donation? What potential ethical and moral problems do you see with either donating or receiving eggs?
Please leave a comment and let me know!
I almost donated some of my eggs a few years ago. I decided to wait until after I was done having my own biological children. The decision to donate could be very tough for some, but giving someone the gift of a child (and pregnancy) is very special. I don't have any hang ups about my eggs being my own or a part of me. Love is all it takes to be a family. If I had fertility issues and could be a recipient of donated eggs, I would. Provided genetic testing and a full screening of the donor was done prior, I wouldn't have an issue with it.
John and I have thought about it. Of course, he left it up to me but said he didn't mind. I decided just like the other comment to wait till we are done having kids. I think there is a cut off age to donate eggs, and if I am correct I have already passed it. Which is ok. I think it is wonderful for someone to donate eggs in chance that they might help someone else to have the gift of a child and to grow their family. I think your mind has to be in the right place before giving eggs. It is just a very personal decision.
I have mixed feelings about egg donation. Iain is the product of a donated egg and then after he was frozen, he was donated to to us. I feel like embryos made from donated egg or sperm are just as precious as those created within married relationships. But I'm not sure if it is a good idea to donate your eggs. I have two concerns.
1. I'm not sure this is a godly way to create children since they are made outside of marriage. No adultery has taken place, clearly, but I don't know if I'd feel comfortable intentionally creating a child with someone I wasn't married to.
2. My second concern has to do with your responsibility to any children that you create. I personally would not donate anonymously because I would feel that I was creatung and giving a child to people I knew nothing about: they could be gay, child abusers, about to divorce, etc. It just seems like a very big deal to give your child up. I deeply respect and admire the birthmothers who give their children up for adoption so that the baby can have a better life, but this seems the reverse to me. You are creating a child in order to give them up.
I certainly don't feel very strongly about this. There are are a lot of grey areas in reproductive technology, and I respect the right and ability of my brothers and sisters in Christ to call on the Lord and make these kinds of decisions according to their own convictions.
Jordan, I agree with you on feeling weird about creating a child with someone outside of your own marriage.
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