Becoming An Intended Parent
Egg Donor Program for Intended Parents
Egg Donor Program for Intended Parents
Egg Donor Services
Welcome to Eggceptional Fertility! We understand your hopes and dreams for your family, and we are honored to assist you on this journey. Choosing the right donor is an incredibly important decision, and we are here to ensure that choice is as easy and comfortable as possible. Our staff is composed of experienced and compassionate professionals who will guide you through the selection process with care. We carefully select our donors from the best and brightest to provide an exceptional pool of donors for you to choose from to build your family.
We provide in person, phone, video conference, and email communication options to make our services more accessible. There is never a charge for a consultation with Eggceptional Fertility. We are excited to get to know you and help you on your journey!
Getting To Know You
We truly understand how important and often overwhelming choosing a donor can be. We want to get to know you and your unique situation so we can assist you in making the best choice possible. We encourage you to contact us so that we can discuss your needs and concerns in going forward with a donor cycle. We love helping intended parents explore their values and priorities in building their family and guiding them to that magical moment where they choose the perfect donor.
We’re Here To Help
We understand that you may not have planned to use an egg donor to grow your family. Give yourself time to adjust before jumping into the donor selection process. While you may not have expected to take this journey, we can assure you that we will do everything possible to make this path to parenthood as enjoyable as possible. We are happy to meet with you to discuss details of our program and the egg donation process. We truly enjoy helping intended parents find the perfect donor, and we are here for you every step of the way. Once you have selected a donor, we work closely with your doctor to coordinate the cycle and make the arrangements for all donor travel, doctor’s visits, etc.
We carefully select our donors from the best and brightest to provide an exceptional pool of donors for you to choose from to build your family.
Expert Guidance and Compassionate Care
We welcome the opportunity to assist in making your dream come true. We provide compassionate, personalized care and guidance along your journey to parenthood. Contact us to see why so many intended parents and egg donors enjoy working with us and continue to refer their friends and colleagues to our program. We look forward to meeting you!
Egg Donation Fees
We have clearly defined all the expenses for our clients, including our agency fee, required expenses, and donor compensation. There are no hidden costs or secret fees; all costs will be determined and discussed ahead of time.
For a comprehensive breakdown of egg donor expenses click here.
Egg Donor Intended Parent FAQs
Common questions from intended parents of egg donors.
- Between 20-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)
- Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28 (calculate your BMI here)
- No more than one occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung)
- No heart disease under age 55 in family history
- No psychiatric hospitalizations
- Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen (Women living in Canada must have their egg retrieval done at a clinic in the United States to earn compensation)
- Some education beyond after high school i.e. enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD.
- Have regular monthly periods
- No reproductive disorders or abnormalities
- Physically and emotionally healthy
- Non-nicotine user, non-smoker, non-drug user; no vaping or psychotropic drug use
- Not currently on the Depo-Provera shot
- Not currently using the Implanon/Nexplanon arm implant
- Willing to undergo medical and psychological evaluation
Choosing an egg donor is one of the more challenging choices intended parents will have to make. Often, they will have an idea about certain traits they are looking for (hair color, eye color, and height range are some examples). However, intended parents more often base their decision on the egg donor’s responses to the donor application. We also have videos of many of our donors for you to preview. If we don’t have a video on a donor you are interested in working with, just ask. We will be happy to request one for you. When you find a profile that you connect with, your coordinator can assist you in matching with the egg donor.
Contact with your egg donor is up to you and your donor’s comfort level. We do anonymous, semi-anonymous, and known egg donations. We personally feel it is a better experience for both parties when they have some level of contact, but this is completely at your discretion. This is your cycle and we want to make sure your wishes are respected.
A proven donor is someone who has gone through the entire egg donation process and the cycle resulted in a viable pregnancy.
A first-time donor is someone who is completing an egg donation cycle for the first time. There is no need to fear that a donor has not gone through the process. Every donor has her Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Antra-follicle count tested before your doctor decides to move further into the cycle.
Yes. Once you are matched with an egg donor, you will have an agreement with her that covers everything from the medical procedure to your donor’s travel reimbursements (if any) and the type of relationship you wish to have with your donor.
Absolutely, donors love getting heartfelt letters from their intended parents. It makes the process very meaningful for them. This is highly encouraged! FYI, you don’t have to say your names, if you wish to remain anonymous.
This number will vary depending on where your clinic is located. It averages between $3000-$5000. The donor will typically fly out two times. The first trip will be for her new patient appointment with your doctor. The second trip will be for the retrieval. She will fly alone for the first trip and is required to bring a companion for the second trip. The first trip will be a two day trip and the second is usually between 5-8 days, but can be slightly longer.
Yes, you will learn about her family’s physical and mental health, in addition to their ethnicities. You will also learn about their physical characteristics such as hair color, eye color, and height. We encourage donors to send photos of their parents and siblings so you can get a sense of the entire family.
Yes you can! Medical science is pretty awesome these days! This is something you will want to discuss with your doctor. It is more expensive to do (PGS) Preimplantation Genetic Screening, but it is available.
“Surrogacy is a very dedicated and rewarding journey for everyone involved. Jennifer and her team made the process much, much easier. They are very kind, welcoming and professional. They work very hard to make sure everything is lined up when its needed. If there ever was an issue that needed to be addressed; she was on top of it immediately. She even came with me to one of my appointments, so I didn’t have to go alone. I have made very good friends with the intended parents along the way. I have chosen to do surrogacy again with the Eggceptional Fertility to help another family that is in need. I would highly recommend this group of ladies to anyone and everyone who is interested. I could not have done it without them.”
“Jennifer and her team are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the joy to work with and know! They are always incredibly kind, very accommodating, and proactive if there’s an issue to address. However, with Eggceptional Fertility, problems rarely, if ever, arise. I’ve chosen to do multiple donor cycles with Eggceptional Fertility, and I could not be happier to have such a wonderful group facilitate such vital procedures. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping loving couples achieve their dreams. Whether you are a donor like myself or an intended parent, you are in terrific hands!”
“I’ve had such an amazing time working through this donation. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone besides the Eggceptional Fertility. Everything was handled so quickly, and I felt taken care of. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into me and the intended parents.”
“After learning more about donating my eggs and finishing my first cycle, I can honestly say that I am very grateful for my experience with Eggceptional Fertility. As a full time student, I appreciate how accommodating they were to my time and schedule. I attribute the success of my donation to the personal relationships I made with the Eggceptional Fertility They genuine cared for my well being and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness from start to finish.”
“My husband and I are very happy with our experience with Eggceptional Fertility. We were devastated when we learned that I suffer from a condition called Premature Aging of the Eggs and that the chances of me conceiving were almost nonexistent. Jennifer and her staff made our experience comfortable and stress free. We can’t begin to express our gratitude to Jennifer and her staff for making our dreams a reality. We are thrilled to say we are expecting our twins December.”