How will I be matched with an egg donor?
You will be matched with a donor based on your individual preferences. Often, intended parents prefer to be matched with a donor who has similar physical characteristics to their own. If this is your preference, the donor’s hair color, eye color, and skin tone will be taken into account. We can also look to match height, weight, and any other distinguishing features, should you so desire. If requested, donor occupation, interests, and educational background can also be considered. We are here for you, and our job is to help you find the donor that YOU will be 100% happy with.
Will I be the child’s legal parent?
Yes, any child born following the treatment cycle will be yours. As part of the legal agreement signed by both parties (intended parents and egg donor), prior to the beginning of the donation process, you assume full legal responsibility for any offspring that may result from the donation, and the donor relinquishes all legal rights and claims to, as well as any responsibility for, any resulting children. You will be listed as parents on the baby’s birth certificate.
How long does it take to find an egg donor?
Finding the right egg donor can take anywhere between a few days and a few months, depending on your specific needs, and donor availability.
We are usually able to find a match within a few days or a few weeks, however, in certain situations, such as when intended parents are searching for an egg donor from a specific heritage or culture, it can take longer. Often, the perfect match comes along very quickly. However, if you have specific needs, or if you don’t find a donor who looks like the right match right away, we’ll keep looking until we find the perfect donor for you.
What are the advantages of egg donation?
Egg donation is a wonderful alternative to adoption. In a case where the intended parent carries the pregnancy, the process can both allow the intended father to be the biological parent and allow the intended mother to experience pregnancy and childbirth. In cases of surrogacy, you can witness the magic of your child’s birth, and you can hold and care for your baby from the moment your precious one enters the world.
Who can become an egg donor?
We make sure that our egg donors healthy, responsible women, between the ages of 18 and 30 (or 18-32, for Jewish egg donors). Donor may be of any ethnic background. Donors are screened to make sure they are non-smokers, that they have no sexually transmitted diseases, and no genetic disorders or family history of health problems.
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