Since there are a variety of interpretations of the cultural laws concerning Jewish egg donors, choosing the right individual can be complicated.
Some feel the religion of an egg donor is not important while others feel that only a Jewish egg donor is an acceptable option. Taking into consideration religion, appearance and other genetic qualities, we can help you select Jewish egg donors, whether Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jew will be the right fit for your family.
What makes a donor-conceived child Jewish?
Many intended parents worry that their particular ethnic background and heritage will not be present in their baby if they don’t use an egg donor who comes from the same background as them. Heritage and genetic lineage are vital to intended parents because traditionally a child inherits their “Jewishness” through the mother.
Does Jewish law allow Egg Donation?
Most rabbis believe that egg donation and surrogacy are permitted under Jewish law. But whether an intended parent should find a donor who is of the same heritage is up for debate among the rabbinical community. On one hand, the Conservative and Orthodox Movements say that the egg donor must be fully Jewish, but on the other, the Reform Movement contend that only the intended parent has to be Jewish for the baby to be considered Jewish as well.
Whatever your position, our staff is sensitive to your religious beliefs and will work with you to find Jewish egg donors who will work well for your family.