Embryo Recipients’ Considerations of Connections with Donors
Rosemead School of Psychology
This study phenomenologically explored 36 embryo adoption couples’ experience of choosing a donor and considering what kind of connection, if any, they wished to have with the donor. Thirty-six embryo recipient couples from across the United States participated in a 60 to 90-minute semi-structured interview where they described how they chose the donor family and their thoughts about connections with the donating family. Qualitative analyses of interview data revealed three themes: Choosing the Donor Family, Choosing Open/Semi-open/Closed adoption, and Contact with the Donating Family. Resulting themes are discussed in light of the limited existing literature on embryo donors and recipients.
Adoption; Embryo adoption
DOI of Published Version
Kim, Christina L. and Anderson, Tamara Lynn, "Embryo Recipients’ Considerations of Connections with Donors" (2020). Faculty Articles & Research. 437.