Apply for information
Before applying to find out information about your child’s donor, think through how this knowledge could affect you and your child.
You may find it useful to talk through your thoughts and feelings with friends before you make an application to the HFEA. There are a number of professional support groups ready to offer a helping hand as well.
Once you have had a chance to think about what it may mean to access information about your child’s donor from the HFEA, send the form with proof of identity and address documents.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BU
Identification and proof of address
As part of the application process, you will be asked for proof of identification and address.
The HFEA accepts:
- Valid passport
- Birth certificate (if your name has changed since this was issued, you also need to submit deed poll documentation or a marriage certificate)
- Valid full or provisional UK driving licence (photo card and counterpart need to be submitted)
- Valid old style paper UK driving licence
Address (dated within the last three months)
- Utility bill
- Council tax bill
- Bank statement
- Credit card statement
- NHS card
We can only accept original identity documents or copies that have been certified by a solicitor.
Processing the application
Once the HFEA receives your request to access information about your child’s donor and/or genetic siblings, the request can be processed.
First, your proof of identity and address will be returned to you by special delivery within five working days. The information you have requested will follow by special delivery - within a maximum of 20 working days.
If you have any questions about applying for donor information, or would like further advice, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 18 September 2013