Third-Party Reproduction Evaluations
As part of the process for egg donors, egg recipients, sperm recipients, gestational carriers, those adopting embryos, and intended parents of gestational carriers a psychological screening must be completed. For over 10 years a number of fertility clinics and agencies around the country have referred their patients to Dr. Amy Greenamyer for this service. The following is information regarding this process.
Scheduling: To schedule your appointment, contact Dr. Greenamyer’s office directly at 502-426-2777. To set up the appointment we will need your name, your spouse/partner’s name (if applicable), birthdate, mailing address, email address and phone number. It is best if the donor or carrier schedules their own appointment, rather than the intended parent(s).
Appointments are scheduled from 9:30am thru 4:00pm Monday through Thursday. The latest appointment for egg donors and gestational carriers is 3:00pm due to the length of the evaluation (2 -2.5 hours). The spouse/partner of a donor or gestational carrier will only need to attend the first 60 – 90 minutes of the appointment. The evaluation for recipients and intended parents generally takes about 60 – 90 minutes. If you are married or partnered, BOTH individuals MUST attend this appointment.
Continuing Care: Clients who have completed the evaluation process who go on to successfully conceive may request continued monitoring via teletherapy from Dr. Greenamyer as part of the evaluation fee. Dr. Greenamyer will call the expectant parent(s) twice during pregnancy and 2 – 3 times in the first four months postpartum to screen for any mood or anxiety problems. Should the parent(s) require additional counseling services, they can either become a counseling client of Dr. Greenamyer or receive a referral to another provider. Medical insurance generally will cover such counseling services.
The Evaluation: During the appointment with recipients and intended parents, Dr. Greenamyer will conduct an extensive interview. Information gathered will focus on your emotional well-being and response to fertility struggles. A brief life history will also be taken. A similar interview is conducted with donors and gestational carriers, with additional information gathered about motivation to participate in the process, etc. The donor or gestational carrier (but not her spouse/partner) will also complete a nationally standardized paper & pencil personality inventory which will help determine the appropriateness for participation in the process. All participants in the evaluation process will have ample opportunity to ask any questions or have concerns addressed. Following the evaluation, a written report will be sent to the referring physician to be included in your medical record. This, along with any additional consultation between Dr. Greenamyer and clinic staff is included in the fee for services.
Financial Information: Contact our office for more information regarding financial arrangements. Additional Information: A resource list of reading materials is available upon request. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, or about your appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Greenamyer by phone or email.
Forms: Please click on the new patient forms below and bring the completed forms with you to your appointment. If you have a question about the forms, please contact the office.