through the pool. But I think a lot of the ladies make some really good points. Is there a person at SG entering the essays or do the donors enter those themselves? Also does schooling equal smarts? My dh and I both have advanced degrees, and education was important in our donor, as was job/career choice. Part of that was to get an idea of cognitive skills, but a big part of that was to determine if there was a kind of "stick-to-it" attitude and a structure that would translate into following the protocol of meds for a cycle.
Another really good point made by one of the ladies on the board was that it would take time to achieve more education, so that would typically mean an older donor. Our donor was 31 and according to her profile, she has an advanced degree. Does that mean that our child will be smart? We hope that nature and nurture will kick in.
Everybody always comments on how intelligent our ds is and how quickly he catches onto things and that he is well ahead of his age in learning, but we honestly believe he came into the world that way, and then we try to enhance what is already there. Both my dh and I have advanced degrees and education and continual learning are very important to us. So either way, we pour into our children (as we will with the one on the way). We believe it's our responsibility to mold our children and help them to be all they can.