How To Become an Egg Donor
Egg donation is an invaluable asset to intended parents who would like to start a family but are hindered by medical illness or infertility. Those who choose to help others through egg donation are extremely generous and selfless individuals. If you are interested in becoming an egg donor, here is some information on how to get started.
What is Egg Donation?
Egg donation is pretty much just what it sounds like. Women donate their own healthy eggs to help a family in need. These eggs are then used in the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) to create embryos that are then implanted in the uterus of intended parents or surrogates to be carried throughout a full-term pregnancy.
Women are required to apply for donor status, they must be willing to provide ample medical history and other helpful information. Once their candidacy for donation is approved, donors create profiles that are then made live. Donors are chosen by intended parents and finally begin the process of egg donation, which begins with a medical screening at the clinic. The process of egg donation is medically safe and typically is completed within 2-3 months.
Egg donors are compensated for their donation. They are also reimbursed for any lost wages, childcare cost possible travel expenses including meals and lodging, and medical expenses. In return, deserving intended parents begin their journey of starting a family.
Steps to Becoming an Egg Donor
- Register with an Agency
- Potential egg donors should perform in-depth research into the possible agencies that they will work with. Factors such as base compensation, their requirements for a donor, and their reputation should be taken into account.
- Submit Your Application
- You should review your application before submission to be certain that you don’t leave out any important information and have included all the necessary documents. Check and check again!
- Follow Up
- Your agency should follow up with you after reviewing your application. They may request more documents or further information from you. The agency should let you know if they are interested in bringing you on as an egg donor.
- Your Profile Is Live
- Once your candidacy has been approved, your profile will become live! Be sure to use flattering pictures that show your awesome features. Intended parents will browse your profile and you can wait to be matched.
You’ve Been Matched!
Once you have been matched the egg donation process begins. You will be given a medical evaluation and a psychological evaluation. This will ensure that you are a good match for the intended parents and that you are physically and psychologically prepared to donate.
You will also meet with an attorney to draw up contracts that you and the intended parents will sign that legalizes your decision to donate your eggs. Finally, you will undergo the retrieval of your eggs, the process takes about half an hour. After your retrieval has been completed, you will be compensated for your donation and reimbursed for any applicable expenses.
If you are considering donating your eggs and giving the gift of life to a deserving family, Simple Surrogacy is here to help. Please visit our website for more information regarding the process of egg donation or to begin your journey as a donor. We look forward to hearing from you!