This group has various hosts, locations, and dates each month/quarter.
Making the decision to move forward with egg and/or sperm donation can be a medical, legal, and emotional shift for all prospective recipients.
The donor recipient support group provides support for individuals and couples who are in various stages of treatment such as those contemplating the choice, embarking on and undergoing treatment to conceive as well as for patients who become parents through such means. The processing of the thoughts and feelings about the use of donated gametes can be very helpful as one prepares to move forward with this option, as well as having support from others who are having a similar experience. It can also be important to the long-term health and well being of the child (conceived) by donated gametes. More specifically, the group affords recipients benefit from exploring any concerns and expressing their feelings about having a child with someone else’s genetic material as well as to discuss when, how, what, to whom, and if to disclose to offspring.
The group meets once a month and is FREE for all participants.
Registration is required at least 48 hours before the group event. Please note that the group may be canceled if there are too few people registered. The group leader may contact you by phone or email if the group will not be held as scheduled or to confirm your attendance.
For more information, please contact Laura Covington by phone at 202.412.8022 or by email.