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The Law

In a legal and social sense, the people who receive your donation will be the parents of any child that is born. But the child will inherit your genes and therefore they will be genetically related to you.
As the law now stands, once any children born from your donations reach 18 years of age they will be able to find out who you are, and may want to get in touch.
You have no legal obligations to any child created from your donation. The person who received your donation (and their partner) will be the child’s legal parent(s).
You cannot be named on the birth certificate and have no rights over how the child is brought up, nor will you have any responsibility to contribute financially.

As a donor you would have a statutory right to request information on the number, sex and year of birth of children born as a result of your donation. This information may be obtained from the clinic or from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
In addition, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is expected to contact and forewarn you if ever a donor conceived person requests identifying information about you.
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