As they grow and mature, children want to know about their biological origins. That is why Rainbow Flag Health Services allows the sperm donor (not the legal parent of the child) to be known to the child. Utilizing this unique service, it’s the only sperm bank to tell the mother who the donor is when the child is three months old. The mother is asked to contact the donor by the child’s first birthday. This is similar in concept to open adoption, where the birth mother is known to the child although she is not the child’s legal parent.
Rainbow Flag Health Services, located in Alameda, CA operates under California law [California Family Code Section 7613(b)] which legally separates Donor and Mother. The company ships to over 45 states for self insemination and to doctor’s offices for storage or intrauterine inseminations. Clients from outside of California are still covered by this law under the full faith and credit clause of the United States Constitution.
Rainbow Flag is the only sperm bank in North America to actively recruit gay and bisexual sperm donors. Learn more here.