Becoming an Egg Donor

Why become an egg donor?

Being an Egg Donor takes a serious commitment. While it would be your responsibility to provide healthy eggs for another person or couple, it is our responsibility to nurture, care and protect you. Your life is as valuable to us as the one you are helping to create. It is our mission to be sure your experience is safe and comfortable. We will be 100% transparent with what you can expect along this journey. Your emotional and physical needs are our top priority, as is your pay. You will be compensated at a rate equal or higher to the top egg donor agencies in the business.

Egg Donor qualifications & requirements

We believe that every person who even considers being an Egg Donor is an angel, but sadly not everyone is a good candidate.  So, before you apply to be an Egg Donor for our agency, please be sure that you fit the following qualifications:

  • Check Between the ages of 18 and 30 (there are some exceptions and we will consider some donors over the age of 30 - in most cases if they have been a successful egg donor before or have some unique qualifications - if unsure please ask us)
  • Check Height / Weight Ratio in normal range; healthy BMI
  • Check Physically Healthy
  • Check Regular Menstrual Cycles
  • Check Not taking (most) doctor prescribed medications (please check if you are unsure)
  • Check Non-Smoker
  • Check No current use of psychoactive drugs or nicotine (some alcohol is okay)
  • Check Not registered with any Native American tribes
  • Check No significant psychiatric disorder
  • Check No family history of serious inheritable genetic disorders or diseases
  • Check Dependable, mature, and able to keep appointments
  • Check Compassionate, with a true passion to help another family have a baby

Being an egg donor takes a full commitment.
Contact us if you are unsure what is expected of you should you join our team

Compensation

Most egg donors are compensated $7,500 - $10,000 for their first egg retrieval (there are some donors that may receive a higher fee due to demand for  certain qualities or ethnicities - so please ask us.)

In addition to the donor's compensation, Recipient(s) pay for all of the Egg Donor's related fees, including medical expenses and travel, hotel, and per diem.  They also pay the Donor's compensation.  Compensation is paid to the Egg Donor at the time of retrieval for her time and inconvenience rather than for the eggs.  Women who donate feel tremendous gratification and are enabled to do many things with financial rewards given to them for performing their Egg Donor responsibilities.

The Egg Donor Process

Hard to believe, but women are born with about 400,000 eggs. Unlike what you were told in health class in high school, each month not 1, but 30 plus eggs are often "candidates" to be combined with sperm for pregnancy. Although usually only one makes it as a "healthy" option for fertilization, during a medicated egg donation cycle, more than 1 of the 30 eggs will be viable toward fertilization.

Undergo a medical evaluation by the Recipients’ fertility doctor, this will include cultures, blood work and an ultrasound – it is very similar to your typical gynecological exam.
You will meet with a psychologist to make sure you understand the implications of your donation.
In order to retrieve these eggs, you will be prescribed medications. In most cases, if you are not already on birth control pills you will start them.
You will also meet with a genetic counselor to see if there is any family history that could be a concern.
Once cleared by the doctor, geneticist and psychologist you will be referred to a lawyer that specializes in third party reproductive law who will review your contract with you.
The agency will assist in setting up an appointment with a doctor close to where you live to make sure your ovaries look good before starting the injectable medications.

What Egg Donors are Saying

My sister was the first to do this and she was so elated to help someone else that I decided to become an egg donor too. Your agency was so helpful and supportive – even when I was nervous about doing the shots. Thank you guys so much for this amazing experience. The money was great but the reward of helping someone become a parent was much greater.
Elise, Santa Monica, CA

FAQs for Egg Donors

Question

Will I meet the recipients?

Answer
The choice is partially up to you and partially up to the Recipient(s). On your questionnaire you can specify if you’d like to meet the Recipients before the donation, and also if you are open to meeting any children created from the donation after they turn 18. We can assist with all of this and discuss the options.
Question

Am I losing opportunities to have my own children in the future?

Answer
Even though you were taught in biology class that each month one egg is released, it’s actually more complex than that. Each woman starts her life with a finite number of eggs - usually about 300,000 – 400,000. Each month anywhere from 10 – 40 start to grow, but only one usually matures and is ovulated – the other 9 – 39 are absorbed back into your body, never to be used again. When you are given fertility medications it allows all 10 – 40 or so eggs to mature and be harvested and potentially fertilized...although not all may be mature enough to do so. So you are not using up any more eggs than you would if you were to ovulate naturally.
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