LifeCycle Events: Childbearing, Fertility and Abortion: Egg Donation:
What is the halachic view about egg donation?
Rabbinical views differ on the halachic implications of using a donor egg.
Assuming that the process is permissible, most authorities would probably
agree that a non-Jewish egg is preferable, but opinions differ as to whether
the child requires conversion when it is born. [This assumes that the egg is
fertilized with the husband's sperm and is implanted in the wife's womb; if
donor sperm or a host mother are involved, the situation is more complicated.]
Decisions about such matters should be made only after consultation with a
Rabbi who is knowledgeable about the subject and familiar with the case at
hand, since the halacha may depend on factors specific to the situation.
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