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Using an Egg Donor? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The decision to use a donated egg to help build your family is momentous, but the process does not have to be stressful. If you are LGBT, you have long been aware that you'd likely require an egg donor to have a child. Yet, for those facing an infertility diagnosis, using an egg donor may come at the end of a long journey to parenthood.

Regardless of your individual situation, choosing to use an egg donor is still a big step. Egg Donor America is fully prepared to support intended parents on their journey, and we are experienced in guiding couples and individuals throughout this process.

How can an agency like Egg Donor America help me find an egg donor?

Choosing an egg donor can be a very emotional process, and finding the perfect match may seem daunting. With Egg Donor America, our staff is able to help guide prospective parents toward a donor with whom they feel a real “connection.” We realize that physical characteristics (eye color, height, etc.) are usually a high priority, but our staff provides a deeper understanding of each donor as a person.

We are also experienced in assisting prospective parents find a fertility center to suit their needs if they have not already found a preferred practice or clinic. Our legal coordinators are able to assist with a template of an egg donor agreement and will refer prospective parents to a locally-based attorney to revise the agreement to your specifications.

How do we know our egg donor will understand her role?

Egg donors at Egg Donor America are carefully screened in order to ensure that their motivations for becoming a donor are proper. Each and every one of our 1600+ egg donors undergoes medical, fertility, genetic and psychological screenings.

How long does the egg donation process take?

The process of selection and matching usually takes a few months and is dependent on many factors, including your schedule. After a match has been made between an egg donor and prospective parents, the egg donor’s cycle will need to be synched with the recipients. Once this is complete, the process lasts about six weeks.

How do I get started?

Egg Donor America would like to encourage all prospective parents to carefully review the information provided on our Information for Egg Donor Recipients page. We advise that you register with us to view full profiles on our Egg Donor Database, although you can view partial egg donor profiles as a guest. If you have any questions about the egg donation process, choosing a fertility center, or if you are an international prospective parent, please contact Egg Donor America – we’re happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.

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