Egg Donation: What it Means for Donors and Intended Parents

Egg Donation is a huge part of the surrogacy process for many people. Several people choose to use egg donation to grow or start their families. In this blog post we will look at the process of egg donation for both Egg Donors and for Intended Parents who choose to use egg donation to grow or start their families.

Egg Donors

Your selfless choice to become an Egg Donor will help fulfill the dreams of a deserving couple or individual. Keep reading to learn more about the egg donation process and what it entails with Simple Surrogacy.

The Simple Surrogacy Difference

At Simple Surrogacy, we understand the generous and selfless decision that you are making to become an Egg Donor. We offer our Egg Donors the unique experience of working with a team of females that have been Egg Donors themselves, multiple times. This means that they can relate to your experience better than anyone else! We also provide all of our Egg Donors with one-on-one attention to help ensure that your egg donation process is a positive one! Keep reading to learn more about egg donation with Simple Surrogacy!

Egg Donor Qualifications

At Simple Surrogacy, we have a list that all of our Egg Donors must meet in order to work with us. These requirements include:

  • Be between the ages of 21-30
  • Be a resident of the United States or Canada
  • Be height-weight proportionate (BMI must be 30 or lower)
  • Not smoke, take illegal drugs or be alcohol dependent
  • Not have any sexually transmitted diseases
  • Have had a pap-smear within the last year
  • Not have any psychiatric illnesses
  • Know at least one half of your genetic make-up
  • Have a minimum of a high school education or equivalent
  • Be willing to travel if necessary (for retrieval)
  • Be willing to undergo a psychological assessment
  • Be willing to forgo intercourse for the duration of the Egg Donation process (approx. 1 month)
  • Not have any genetically carried medical conditions
  • Be dependable – your intended parents will be counting on you to attend all required appointments and injections
  • Have read and understood the Egg Donation Process and be willing to fully follow all of the doctor’s recommendations
  • Not have had any tattoos or piercings within the past 12 months
  • Not have had the Depo Provera shot for at least 8 months
  • Not be on Nor-plant
  • Have a genuine desire to assist a couple or individual in creating or adding to their family
  • Not currently be breastfeeding or pumping
  • Be two months post-part (2 periods)

Once you have read the qualifications we ask that you review the Egg Donor Process below to learn more.

Egg Donor Process

One of the biggest decisions you must make when choosing to become an Egg Donor is the type of donation you would like to make.

1.Anonymous Donation

Anonymous donation is the most common type of donation that we see. If you choose an anonymous donation, none of your information will be given to the Intended Parents and you will not receive any information about them. You also may not be informed as to whether or not a pregnancy occurs.

2.Semi-Open Donation

A semi-open donation involves a small amount of information being exchanged between the Intended Parents and the Egg Donor. This information is very basic and includes first names, ages, etc. Some semi-open Egg Donors might even do a meditated video call with their Intended Parents if they choose. Once the information is disclosed and you agree to donate for the Intended Parents, the process will begin. 

3.Open Egg Donation

An open egg donation involves all information being shared between the Intended Parents and the Egg Donor. In this type of agreement, there will also be an open line of communication between both parties. This communication can potentially continue throughout the life of the child. If you choose an open donation, you will be able to review the profile of the Intended Parents before agreeing to match with them. You can also speak on the phone with them or even meet in person.

If you meet all of the qualifications and have reviewed the egg donor process and you believe that you are a good fit for becoming an Egg Donor with Simple Surrogacy, we ask that you fill out an application to become a donor with Simple Surrogacy!

Simple Surrogacy Egg Donor Application

Our application includes an extensive questionnaire and an agreement contract. It’s easy to apply right from your phone! After we have reviewed your application, we will notify you if you have been accepted into our program. This will allow us to share non-identifying data with Intended Parents. Unless you choose a semi-open or open donation process, all of your information will remain confidential. Once you are matched with Intended Parents, the process will begin!

Want to learn more about the Egg Donor Process? Visit our website today!

Intended Parents

We know that you have already traveled a difficult and painful road before making the decision to try egg donation. Our team of experts works hard to ensure that all of our Intended Parents have a stress-free and simple journey! 

The Simple Surrogacy Difference

Simple Surrogacy is a member of RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association) and the American Fertility Association. Our team is filled with previous Egg Donors and Surrogates who are here to answer any and all of your questions, 24/7. Our clients even get a direct mobile number to reach their coordinator! 

Intended Parent Qualifications

At Simple Surrogacy, we have a list that all of our Intended Parents must meet in order to work with us. These requirements include:

  • Be honest
  • No criminal history (background check required)
  • Complete all paperwork
  • Be financially stable
  • Be respectful of Egg Donor’s time and commitment
  • Be between the ages of 21-60
  • Be in a stable living situation
  • Have the support of your spouse/partner (when applicable)
  • Have read and understood the Egg Donation process
  • Be willing to undergo a psychological assessment

These requirements are put in place to ensure the safety of our Egg Donors and our Intended Parents. 

Intended Parents Process

The process for Intended Parents at Simple Surrogacy is as follows:

  • Register here to become an Intended Parent
  • Verify your email address 
  • Select up to 3 Donors and submit your list
  • Fill out our Application form (via email)
  • We will contact the Egg Donors you have selected and verify their willingness
  • Once you are matched with an Egg Donor, your reservation fee will be due. 
  • Once you have contacted your clinic and decided to have your Egg Donor screened, you must complete our retainer agreement and pay the retainer fee
  • You will establish an escrow to fund your Donor’s travel/expenses for screening
  • Simple Surrogacy will arrange for your Donor’s travel to screening
  • When your Donor passes the screening process, the final part of our retainer fee is due
  • You and your Egg Donor will have contracts drafted by your attorney
  • The contracts will be signed by both parties and will be sent to your clinic
  • You must add the full amount of your Donor’s compensation, plus estimated travel expenses, to the escrow
  • Your clinic will schedule your cycle
  • Your Egg Donor will attend the retrieval and we will reimburse her for her expenses and pay her compensation

If you’d like to learn more about starting or growing your family through Egg Donation, visit our website today!

Choose Simple Surrogacy

If you are thinking about becoming an Egg Donor or using Egg Donation to grow your family, contact Simple Surrogacy today! We are available by phone, email, or mail to answer all of your questions. At Simple Surrogacy, our team will help get you started on your journey, the simple way!




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