About Jewish Egg Donation
The egg donation process is very challenging, under any circumstances. From our personal experience, and from our many years of professional experience in the field, we know that these challenges can be even greater for intended parents who want to conceive a Jewish child. Because the community is small, finding a Jewish egg donor can be a particular challenge. Furthermore, some Jewish intended parents want the donation process to be halakhically supervised, which can make an already complicated process even more complicated, as most egg donation agencies and fertility clinics are not equipped to handle such requests.
We specialize in connecting Jewish egg donors with Jewish intended parents and guiding Jewish parents through every step of the egg donation process. We’ve made it our mission to help make this process as simple as possible, and to provide all the resources and support you need, so you can start building your Jewish home.
View Our Donors
Our egg donor database includes many Jewish egg donors, and we work closely with the PUAH Institute in Israel and USA if asked to make sure that egg donors are halakhically Jewish.
We offer supervision services, should you wish to have the egg harvest and transfer supervised by a rabbinic authority.
About the Egg Donation Process
We know that the egg donation process can be confusing, complicated, and overwhelming. We founded The Chosen One to help people become parents. We do what we do because we get a tremendous sense of fulfillment from helping parents on their journey and from helping to bring new life into this world. We are committed to open communication, full partnership with our clients, and to providing information, support, and guidance throughout the entire process.
Our consultation calls and egg donor database access are given free of charge!
Other than matching Jewish intended parents with Jewish egg donors, and the optional supervision described above, the process is the same for Jewish and non-Jewish intended parents.
Why use donated eggs?
Reasons to consider egg donation include fertility challenges, a history of genetic disorders, health concerns, or wanting to start a family as a single or as a LGBTQ couple. If you’re considering having a baby with a donated egg, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Following is a brief description of what you can expect from this process and from our service.
How it Works
Choosing an egg donor
If you’ve decided to conceive using donor eggs, the first step is to find the right donor for you.
We work with wonderful egg donors around the world, and we specialize in finding the perfect egg donor to meet your specific needs. First, we’ll meet with you to understand your considerations and preferences. Then we’ll review and vet profiles to find donors who meet your specific needs. All registered egg donors undergo comprehensive screenings before being entered in our donor database system. You can read more about donor eggs and the donor screening process here.
Preparing and signing the contract
Once you’ve found a donor match, a legal agreement between the intended parents and the egg donor is drafted and signed. We work with top lawyers, who specialize in parent-donor agreements. The agreement addresses all the implications of the egg donation process, such as the responsibilities of both parties, compensation terms, egg ownership, etc.
Donated eggs can be used immediately (fresh cycle) or frozen. When using fresh donated eggs, the recipient and the egg donor receive hormonal treatments to synchronize their fertility cycles. This process ensures that the eggs are retrieved when the recipient’’s uterine lining is optimally prepared for implantation.
Egg and sperm retrieval
When using fresh eggs, once the donor and recipient’s fertility cycles have been aligned, the eggs are retrieved from the donor in a simple medical procedure.
When using frozen eggs, there is no need to synchronize cycles. Instead, when the sperm is ready, the eggs are thawed. Using frozen eggs is becoming increasing popular, as it can be less complicated and less expensive.
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
Once the eggs and sperm are ready, your fertility doctor can begin the IVF procedure. The doctor fertilizes the egg in a laboratory, and the embryo begins to form. Using advanced technology, the doctors monitor the embryos growth and check to ensure that the embryo is healthy. It’s even possible to determine the gender of the fetus already at this stage. The embryo is then implanted in the intended mother or gestational carrier’s uterus by the medical team.
Two weeks after the IVF procedure, you can take a pregnancy test to find out if you’re expecting a baby!