3.6 Although the practices have been different, clinics have not accepted potential donors in the past decade unless they are willing to provide the child and his or her family with unidentifiable information about themselves. The clinics told the Commission that it was only when the Children`s Status Amendment Act was passed in 1987 that it was possible to avoid full anonymity, as this freed donors from the child`s legal liability. Donors must now sign a form in which they agree to be approached by the clinic at a later date to verify the disclosure of additional information and their identity to the child`s child and parents. Basic information is shared with potential beneficiaries at the time of treatment. Other forms require them to accept that they are identifiable to the child at the age of 18. The sample is also frozen and thawed to determine the appropriate treatment. Some samples may be adapted to donor insemination (FDI), while others require IVF with intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI). There would be no change in Jack`s status and marta as parents and guardians. The information collection and storage provisions of the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill 2003 allow Benson to access information about her donor parents, either from the fertility clinic, if she is still in service, or from the central registry. But he will need Jack and Marta to tell him that they are not his genetic parents.
Maryanne`s companion, Teresa, is considered Cory`s relative and has the status of natural guardian. Sean, even if he were Cory`s genetic father, he wouldn`t be a step-parent. Neither Sean nor Elliott have any rights and duties for Cory`s care, unless the court appoints them legal guardians or enter into a parental agreement with Maryanne and Teresa. 3.29 As a result, recent decisions indicate a tendency for courts to make the rights of donor fathers as effective as possible in these situations. One reason might be the court`s wish for the child to have a “father”  in more than one name. He may also be concerned about the need and right of the child to know his genetic ancestry and identity. It is not clear whether a donor`s genetic relationship with the child is recognized in the context of the crime of incest or within the meaning of the Prohibited Marriage Act.  3.30 The Status of Children Amendment Act 1987 also deals with egg donation.  The woman who is to give birth to the child is, for all intents and purposes, the mother of the child and the egg or donor of the embryo is considered non-mother.
 Like the sperm donor, the egg donor has no parental responsibility or rights and cannot be registered as a mother on the child`s birth certificate. According to the law, the woman who gave birth to the child is the mother of the child. Her husband or partner is considered the father of the child, provided he accepts the procedure, whether or not he has produced the sperm with which the child was conceived.