Sperm donors are needed by same sex couples, single women wanting to start a family or by couples where the man is infertile. According to fertility experts even though every sperm donor story is unique the process of choosing one is universal.
A fertility clinic is the place people go to in search of a sperm donor. The clinic helps them by guiding them through the complete process. They connect them to a cryobank which is a place where the donor sperm is held. That has led to an abundance of sperm banks in New York. Once the couple/ woman decides on the sperm donor they are sent to the mental health professional.
This is considered an important step of the process. Experts say they are sent to the social worker or psychiatrist to make sure the couple is clear about the decision and process psychologically. This process is liked by the couples as the social worker or the psychiatrist takes them through various topics from planning to tell the child about the donor to how they can do it if they choose to reveal the donor.
A support system is created in this way and the couples are given all the advice they need. They also come to know about past experiences of other couples so that they can make the best decision for themselves. Next they are counseled on how they can choose a cryobank. Fertility clinics have a list of them.
Couples can then scroll through various donor profiles on the cryobank’s website. Each cryobank is different in case of what information they offer regarding the donor. Some offer photos of donors as children or even as an adult, or have voice recordings or give access to questionnaires depending on the payment made to the cryobank.