Some patients find it easier and others find it more difficult to tell other people that their child was born via egg donation. Using egg donation, is of course an intensely private matter. And who patients choose to share it with may vary widely. Viewpoints on egg donation vary widely. And only you can decide whether, who, where and when to tell. The advice from most fertility organizations and professionals is to be open and honest to the child about its origins right from the start. By bringing the message positively and in a normal way. You can help a young child understand that it is especially loved because mummy and daddy had to try so hard to make a baby. As time goes on, you can add more information appropriate to the age of your child. However, you may prefer not to tell your child about being “a donor egg baby”. And there are good reasons for this too. You may feel that your child will become insecure and confused if you explain that mummy is not his or her genetic mother. Or that disclosure will lead to your child wanting to find the egg donor.