What are the laws surrounding donor treatment?

Children born of donor treatment are legally the children of the parents who registered the birth. For example, the male partner of a couple who used donated sperm to conceive a child is the legal father despite his sperm not being used. Donors have no legal rights or obligations to any children born from use of their donated eggs or sperm. Guidelines specify that children conceived from donor sperm or eggs have the right to know the donor’s identity once they turn 18 years of age.