WHAT IS AN OPEN DONOR?
According to UK-law, as a sperm donor, you have to be an open donor. What does that mean?
A donor child of an open donor is entitled to receive non-identifying information about their donor when they reach age 16 and identifying information about their donor from the age of 18. The child’s parents will not have the option to contact you.
What kind of contact?
You agree to no more than one contact per child, which European Sperm Bank can mediate if you or the child prefer. Only the child can request contact and only when he or she is 18 or older. Often he or she would just like to hear a little bit about who you are, tell you about themselves, or simply just say hi. The meeting may be a meeting in person, a phone call, an e-mail or equivalent.
As a sperm donor, you have no paternal or legal obligations or claim towards any resulting children. Similarly, neither child nor its parents have any claim to you as a donor.
It is not possible or permissible for you as a donor to receive information about any children or their parents that you have assisted.
As an open donor, the family will receive information about you, i.e. physical description, personality description, health information and family history.