As the mother of identical twin boys who were created using an egg donor, I remember only too well the joy of talking to that first egg donation agency. “I’m finally going to be a parent!” I remember thinking when I hung up the phone. I was so relieved.
And yet, as joyful as I was, I remember the elation being laced with a bit of shame and disappointment. “Why couldn’t I use my own eggs?” I remember thinking. “What’s wrong with me?” “How will I feel towards my children and how will they feel about me?”
As the owner of Agency for Egg Donor Solutions, it is my mission that no woman ever feel like I did. Why? Because it’s just not right! There is more than one path to becoming a parent. Whether it’s a donor’s egg combined with your partner’s sperm and implanted in your uterus, or a donor’s eggs with a donor’s sperm implanted in a surrogate, that is your child. There are many paths to beginning a family, and while everyone will give you their opinion, I am not concerned with their path. I aim to be an advocate for your path.
If you’re here because you’re interested in becoming an egg donor, I will advocate for you also. You are such an important part of the process. Like the intended parent, my company will guide you step by step through the journey of egg donation. I remember only too well how frustrating it was to be left in the dark when it came to the egg donation process. As a donor yourself, I will be sure your experience is always illuminated and that the upmost care is taken with your mental, physical and emotional health during this life giving experience.
I have not always been involved with the world of infertility and egg donation. Before I began my struggle to become a parent, I worked for more than 15 years as a television producer, writer and director. Surprisingly, having a baby through egg donation is a lot like producing a successful television show. Both need creativity, lots of coordination, attention to detail, and the ability to deal with all different types of people, while keeping your eye on the desired outcome.
Running my company and helping people through their egg donation journeys are things I do from the heart. Surrogacy and pregnancy are very emotionally turbulent situations, and I hope to make the experience as simple and as free of anxiety as possible for everyone involved.
When I look into the eyes of my beautiful boys, I don’t see another woman’s eggs. I see my children. You deserve to have the same experience.
After having my first baby naturally at age 36, I didn’t think it would be too difficult to get pregnant again. And it wasn’t. The problem was that I got pregnant eight times and miscarried all eight times. With every lost baby I found myself sinking deeper and deeper into hopelessness and despair. We finally went the route of surrogate agency and egg donor.
Through the support of my friend and co-owner, Kathryn (who by then had started her own agency) I become the proud mother of three more children through surrogacy and egg donation. While the end result was beautiful babies, I can’t say our experience with the all of the egg donation agencies was as beautiful.
It is my mission that you never encounter the black hole of confusing information that I did. You have enough on your mind without having to check and recheck the facts about the intimidating process of egg donation. I am proud that my company will arm you with every fact you need to know to move toward your dreams of building your family. Unlike the agencies I dealt with, we will not be a hands-off owner when it comes to answering your questions. While I 100% trust the staff that I’ve hired, you are welcome to reach out to me any time.
I am so thankful to the donors who helped me create my beautiful children. It is from this place of gratitude that I will be sure your physical and emotional needs are met so that this experience is a positive and fulfilling one for you.
Like Kathryn, I, too, had a career in television before infertility consumed my life. I was a producer/director/writer. I produced many programs, but now every time I ‘produce’ a match between Intended Parent and Egg Donor, I am much prouder of the outcome. There is nothing more rewarding and ultimately as important as bringing a child who is so very wanted into the world.
As a case manager for Agency for Surrogacy Solutions, I worked with many egg donor recipients to assist them with matching and overseeing all aspects of both their egg donations and surrogacy journeys. I am so honored and excited to become a part of the Agency for Egg Donor Solutions team. Coming from a family where both my sister and I were adopted at birth, I know only too well the joys and challenges that come from creating a family in a “non-traditional” way.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. During my childhood, my parents continuously strove to share with me the importance of helping others, and it has always been a part of my life. Whether it was weekly visits with senior citizens at an assisted living facility, volunteering at a therapeutic horseback riding program for disabled kids, or providing support to friends and family going through a tough time, a large part of my life has been dedicated to serving others and the community.
I hold a BA in Political Science from Goucher College as well as a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). I originally wanted to pursue an MSW so that I could work in the adoption field, but as I learned more and more about infertility, surrogacy and egg donation, I felt my passion shift directions which brought me here – working for this incredible agency. I feel honored to be able to help individuals and families fulfill their dreams of having children.
In my spare time, I enjoy riding horses, playing volleyball, and reading fashion and beauty blogs.