A donor-conceived child is a child born as result of a Donor Assisted Human Reproduction (DAHR) procedure.
The registration of the birth will depend on:
when the child was born and
when the DAHR procedure was performed.
DAHR procedures performed before 4th May 2020
Births of donor-conceived children, where the procedure was performed before 4th May 2020, must first be registered as a non-DAHR birth. This applies to donor-conceived children born before or after 4th May 2020.
After the birth has been registered, the parents can apply for the birth to be re-registered as a DAHR birth using the application form below.
A court order naming another person as the parent of the child is required prior to a DAHR re-registration.
To apply, download the form and attach a certified copy of the Court Order.
Re-registration of a Donor Assisted Human Reproduction (DAHR) form
Since the 4th May 2020 you can record the details of the parent(s), including the non- biological parent, when registering the birth of a donor conceived child.
The DAHR procedure must have taken place after the 4th May 2020.
To complete registration, you will need:
Consent forms signed prior to the procedure. These forms are available from the DAHR facility where the procedure was performed
A certificate from the DAHR facility
A statutory declaration, signed by the parent(s). This will be provided by GRO
after the birth of your child.
There is no fee charged for the registration of a DAHR birth, or for re-registration to include a parent's details. There is a fee of €5 for insertion or alteration of a forename. Fees are charged for Birth Certificates.
How to apply
for information on how to apply for certificates.