Alternative Reproductive Resources is strongly committed to
all the parties who make third-party reproduction a viable option
for parenthood. We believe that egg donors, gestational surrogates
and prospective parents should be treated with respect, candor
and the highest degree of ethics. Our promise:
Compensation for egg donors and surrogates
Following the egg donation guidelines of the American Society
of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), ARR compensates egg donors and
gestational surrogates for their time, effort and inconvenience.
Each donor’s effort is equally valuable.
We spend considerable time with egg donors and gestational surrogates
them understand all that’s required of this commitment. Donors
and gestational surrogates both receive psychological screening
and counseling and legal representation by independent professionals.
By the time they are presented to the prospective parents, they
are fully aware of and prepared for the rigors of the process.
When advertising to donors, gestational surrogates or intended
parents, ARR does not promote unrealistic expectations or make
Egg donors, gestational surrogates and intended parents have
a right to all relevant medical and health information that ARR
has in its files as long as it does not violate the privacy of
Egg donor issues
ARR is dedicated to protecting donor anonymity. While intended
parents are provided with an expansive document detailing the
donor’s medical history, genetic background, lifestyle and personal
interests, her name is withheld to protect her identity. We make
a commitment to the donor that her information will not be displayed
on our Web site for all to see. Intended parents are given all
due consideration in exclusively reviewing a donor profile, removing
the risk that that another couple may choose the donor in the
time it takes to make an informed decision.
Gestational surrogacy issues
Because we believe gestational surrogates and prospective parents
have a right to meet before agreeing to work together, we are
committed to facilitating this relationship beginning well before
the embryo transfer. To ensure all parties’ needs are met to
the fullest extent possible, we also provide gestational surrogates
and intended parents with separate advocates.