The first step in becoming an egg donor is to complete our intake form. If you meet our minimum requirements for becoming an egg donor, someone from our staff will call you to ask you some questions and tell you more about our program. Then we’ll ask you to fill out a longer questionnaire so that we can get to know you better and make sure you’re eligible to be an egg donor. The questionnaire will give us and intended parents the information they need to choose a donor that matches well with their family.
Once we review your questionnaire and run a background check, we will invite you to one of our offices to interview with us in person. We will learn more about you, explain the egg donation process, and take as much time as you need to answer all of your questions. We want you to be fully informed and feel comfortable about every aspect of the donation process. We will ask you to bring pictures of yourself and a copy of college transcripts to the interview.
After your interview, you will begin your medical testing and screening at one of the leading fertility clinics we work with. These tests include blood and urine tests.
Once the medical screening is complete and it is determined from the results that you are eligible to be an egg donor, we make your profile available on our donor database for intended parents to view.
We will contact you to let you know when you have been selected by intended parents to be their egg donor.
After being matched with your intended family, the remainder of screenings take place. These include a physical exam, psychological screening and may include genetic testing. You will also sign contracts at this point.
Once the contract is signed and the intended parents have placed money for your compensation in a trust account with us, we will send a letter to the fertility clinic giving them clearance to begin preparing you for the egg retrieval. You will then begin your medication cycle to prepare for egg retrieval.
Egg retrieval is done approximately 10 days after you begin your cycle medication. The retrieval is an outpatient procedure performed at the fertility clinic. Typically, donors can return to their normal activities of work or school the following day.
After egg retrieval, we like to follow-up with our donors as a continuation of the care and support we offer throughout the donation process.
If you decide that egg donation is something you would like to do again, we will discuss the timing with you and place you on the donor database again.