Thank you for taking the time to give feedback and vote!
We are proud to announce that all proposed standards have been voted on by a quorum and approved by the SEEDS members.
SEEDS received votes from a majority of members who overwhelmingly approved the standards and definitions by more than 90% affirmative vote overall. There were two subsections of the standards that passed the vote by a closer margin, so the standards committee is reserving publication until further discussion.
Creating these standards is a significant accomplishment for SEEDS after almost two years of dedicated hard work and much input from our community; however, developing, reviewing, and revising standards and guidelines is an ongoing process, not a one-time event.
This week, the approved standards and definitions will be posted on the SEED website (click Published Definitions and Standards above left). There will be no further substantive changes or additions to the published standards without a vote by members.
All SEEDS members will have a one-year compliance period and comprehensive supporting education provided by SEEDS.
Creating standards and education is at the core of SEEDS purpose. SEEDS is proud of developing these ethical standards and firmly believes they will help protect Intended Parents, Surrogates, Donors, our Members, and the industry we love.