Because a known donor may have future contact with the child or children of the prospective parents, Fertility Doctors also recommend that a donor undergo counseling and psychological evaluation before completing a donation. Going through counseling will help the donor prepare themselves for any possible emotional effects that donating may have on them, and make sure that they are 100% psychologically equipped for their future involvement (or lack of involvement) with the child that is born using their donation.
Lastly, once screenings and preliminary tests are complete, the known donor and prospective parents will have to complete a legal contract . The contract will require the sperm donor to surrender all legal parental rights to a child or children that may be born using his donation. This step is critically important, and fertility doctors will always recommend it is drawn up between the parents, the donor, and an impartial lawyer to ensure no loopholes or missed information could put prospective parents legal parental rights to their child at risk.