Egg Donation FAQ
Egg Donor America has compiled a list of frequently-asked questions with important information about egg donation to better assist prospective parents. If you have any questions that are not addressed below or need more egg donor information, please contact us, and we will do our best to assist you.
Who can become a recipient?
Recipients are those who have struggled with infertility for many years. There are several reasons why a couple would be in need of donor eggs from an egg donor. These reasons can include: premature ovarian failure, the presence of genetic or chromosomal abnormalities, loss of ovarian function due to cancer or due to the treatment for cancer, or the production of poor quality eggs.
Does Egg Donor America work with single parents or gay couples?
Yes. We believe that the right to have children should be available to anyone, regardless of age, sex, religion, marital status, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation.
Who are the egg donors?
Our egg donor program requires that egg donors be between the ages of 18 – 32. Every potential egg donor fills out a detailed questionnaire which contains extensive information on their medical history, physical characteristics of themselves and their family, their motivation to become an egg donor, educational background, and their personal habits and interests. Egg donors come from many diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Will I be in any kind of legal arrangement with my egg donor?
Yes. You will need to enter into a legally binding agreement with the egg donor, which sets forth each party’s rights and responsibilities. We will refer you to an attorney who specializes in third party reproduction. This contract is in place to protect both you and your egg donor. It is a critical piece in the egg donation process.
Why are egg donors psychologically evaluated?
The donor meets with a psychologist or social worker to discuss her emotional, social, and family background, as well as her motivations, feelings, and thoughts about being a donor. This process gives the donor the chance to raise concerns she might have, and ensures that she is psychologically prepared to move forward.
Why do prospective parents need a psychological consultation?
You will discuss your current circumstances and concerns, and explore issues related specifically to working with a donor in order to prepare you for the path ahead.
How is the donor egg IVF procedure done?
Our goal is to ensure that you have a safe, satisfying, and successful experience. Once an egg donor is selected, the process generally takes about two to three months. We will coordinate arrangements between your chosen egg donor and your doctor.
How affordable is donor egg IVF?
Typically an egg donor fee will range from $5,000 to $10,000. We ask that prospective parents please refer to our Fees and Costs page for detailed information about egg donor cost.
Why choose Egg Donor America?
In addition to our superior egg donors, Egg Donor America is committed to the success of our clients. We understand the time and expense involved in an egg donation cycle. We take pride in our work and exceptional service. Egg Donor America is with you every step of the way. Our goal is to ensure that you have a safe, satisfying and successful experience.
How do I get started with Egg Donor America?
Review all information thoroughly. Our online egg donor database enables you to browse egg donor candidate profiles at your leisure. If you see any possible matches, please fill out the brief prospective parents registration form. You will then be given full access to all detailed egg donor information. Note, we do not charge a fee for access to our egg donor database.
Where is your office located?
Egg Donor America is conveniently located in Annadale, VA (just outside our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC). However, we work with clients not only in the America but also Europe and the rest of the world. While we would like to meet with all of our clients, we understand that schedules and/or locations might make that difficult. We are available by phone (855-616-3415) or email to make our services accessible to everyone, regardless of location.