An intended parent consultation is important for several reasons:

    • Assessing mental and emotional readiness: Evaluating the psychological and emotional preparedness of individuals or couples for the challenges and responsibilities of parenthood.
    • Exploring expectations and motivations: Understanding the reasons for pursuing donor-assisted reproduction and ensuring realistic expectations about the process, outcomes, and potential challenges.
    • Supporting informed decision-making: Providing information, guidance, and support to help individuals or couples make informed decisions about donor selection, family-building options, and parenting goals.
    • Addressing potential concerns: Identifying any psychological, emotional, or relational factors that may impact the ability to parent or require additional support.