Any healthy and non-smoker woman 21-30 years of age who is willing to complete the procedure as determined by the assisted reproduction physician. You must be in good health with a family history without genetic or psychological diseases. If you are unable to determine your family history (for example if you are adopted), you are not qualified to donate. Your weight must be appropriate for your height. You may be married and you do not have to be a U.S. citizen. But please note, not all women qualify as egg donors, and even if you are qualified to donate, you must be mentally prepared and accepting of the fact that your genetic offspring will be born to someone else.
The fact is that many Intended Parents cannot or should not get pregnant with their own eggs. Some of the reasons for that are age, illness or to prevent a genetic trait for being passed on to their offspring. In those cases, the Intended Parents must rely upon YOU, our Egg Donor, to become pregnant. In other words, many Intended Parents are depending on your compassion and generosity in order to start or build a family. In fact, a close friend or family member, or even YOU, may some day have to rely upon an egg donor to become pregnant!
There are substantial rewards for someone who makes this sacrifice. One of our Intended Parents will be willing to pay you $5,000, $7,500 or more for your time, effort and inconvenience depending upon your special attributes or talents and the scarcity of your particular characteristics. Of course, you will control the process in terms of who you are willing to donate to and how much you will require as compensation. [Note: donors cannot be paid over $10,000 under any circumstances.
You must be on time for all appointments, for example, attend early morning blood tests. You must be able to follow instructions exactly for taking medications in the correct dosages and on time. There will also be injections (with a small needle) which a friend or relative can administer or you can inject them yourself (in your leg or belly. The doctor or the nurse will show you how.) You must be willing and agree to donate all the eggs that result from the cycle. Of course, you must refrain from sexual intercourse during the cycle and refrain from using any recreational drugs. Once your eggs are retrieved (removed surgically as explained below but without any incisions), they are inseminated in the doctor’s laboratory, usually with the Intended Mother’s husband’s sperm (but occasionally, with donated sperm), and viable embryos are later implanted in the Intended Mother’s womb where the pregnancy will proceed. After the retrieval and your discharge from the medical facilities, you will be paid your fee and all expenses in full by Bundles of Joy.
The number of eggs varies from cycle to cycle and depends on your age. The doctor removes all the mature eggs of a given cycle. This does not affect in any way your ability to have children in the future. Each month you produce a new batch of eggs. The doctor will be removing eggs that otherwise you would naturally lose during your cycle.
1.- the candidate fills in forms and sends photographs for the database where prospective parents will choose her.2.- the physician of assisted reproduction and the psychologist pre-screen the donor determining if the candidate is healthy and if she will produce the needed eggs for the couple.3.- Contracts are signed in which the obligations of both parties and the compensation of the donor are detailed.4.- the donor begins a cycle of contraceptive pills in order to synchronize her period with the period of the potential mother (or the mother surrogate).5.- the doctor creates a protocol of 9-10 days with hormone injections to stimulate the maturation of all the eggs from the donor. Clinic visits will be required as often as every other day at this point to determine the correct growth of the eggs through blood screening and ultrasounds.6.- when the eggs are mature, the donor returns to the clinic for the retrieval, which is done vaginally and under local anesthesia. The day of removal will be the only day that bed rest is recommended. Note: this simple procedure is performed vaginally thus avoiding any cuts that could show in the donors belly when wearing a bikini.7.- the donor receives compensation for her efforts and time according to what had been agreed in the contract.
All contraceptive methods are acceptable for a donor, except Depo provera and Norplant because they alter the menstrual cycle.
A donor can donate a maximum of six cycles.
Everyone has different levels of pain tolerance. We describe this pain as a very uncomfortable period but nothing that prevents the donor from continuing her personal activities like working and studying.
The assisted reproduction physician will perform the extraction as an outpatient in his office. Guided by ultrasound, he stands with a tiny needle beside each of the egg and absorbs them, without any need to make a cut that can be noticed later when wearing a bikini. This is a simple procedure that takes less than 30 minutes.
10-12 weeks depending on your period from the moment you are chosen.
That will vary depending on the potential parents.
Once the cycle is completed, the donor will receive up to $8,000 plus all-expenses paid by the couple desiring to be parents. including mileage and tolls. All will be covered by the Intended Parents.
Unless you give your permission, egg donations are completely anonymous. All personal information is removed from your profile and only the Agency and your doctor know the identity of all parties. You do not have to meet the couple nor the baby.
All you will know is that you gave to the couple the opportunity to achieve their dream. The result will not be told to you BUT the answer is probably yes if you are asked to donate again! And if you do become a “Proven egg donor,” your compensation will increase.