Steps for Intended Parents

Sperm donation is a procedure in which a man donates semen — the fluid containing sperm that is released during ejaculation — to help an individual or a couple conceive a baby. Thousands of babies are born using donor sperm every year. This is a commonly used, and successful option to pursue parenthood. Our experts work closely with you to make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the process. You may choose donor sperm through a licensed sperm bank or you can choose from our database. All sperm donors go through extensive medical and psychological screenings. We work closely with several accredited sperm banks. Most of those will allow you to browse or search donors by physical characteristics, ethnicity, and educational background.



The Process

A man who makes a sperm donation can be known or anonymous to the recipient. Sperm donations made to a known recipient are called directed donations. However, information on your donor’s physical characteristics, ethnic and educational backgrounds, career history, and general health should be available. Many sperm banks provide written profiles as well. Your nurse can assist in recommending the right sperm bank for you. Your Center for Collaborative Reproduction coordinator will guide you through the sperm donation selection and treatment process. Our specialists can offer guidance to help select the donor that is right for you.


If you’re in an intended parent, find out what services we can provide for your specific needs. You can also meet our dedicated, experienced Team who will be helping you along the way. To contact us, please click here.