Would You Like to Become an Egg Donor?

Being an Egg Donor is similar to being someone’s personal angel – at least, that is how Intended Parents often see you. As weighty a responsibility as that can seem, it makes total sense from their perspective. As an Egg Donor, you are giving your Intended Parent/s a personal and deeply unique gift: the ability to grow the family of their dreams.

There are several things that are important to consider when deciding whether or not you want to explore becoming an Egg Donor.

1. Why do I want to become an Egg Donor?

This may sound like a trick question, but it isn’t! Compensation is often a primary factor in someone’s decision to become an Egg Donor – and that’s okay! This question is more about you being honest with yourself, since the egg donation process is a very involved and at times difficult (albeit rewarding) one, and understanding your own motivations going into the process can be very helpful later on. It is also important to consider because you will be asked this question at some length during the required psychological evaluation, which is part of the process that establishes your eligibility for becoming an Egg Donor.

2. Will my schedule be stable while allowing for my personal flexibility for the next 6 months?

New Egg Donors are often surprised at how long the process can take from start to finish. From the time your Intended Parents select your profile to the day of your retrieval, the process can take anywhere from 4 to 8 months, depending on a lot of factors.

The main thing to understand is that the “point of no return” is crossed once you, the Egg Donor, begins the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment that precedes your egg retrieval. In the weeks or months (depending largely on your schedule and the availability of the clinic in question) of screenings leading up to the IVF process, timing is more flexible. Once you have begun administering the hormones, the time table becomes much less malleable, and an Egg Donor will frequently have to forego other responsibilities in order to keep up with timely monitoring appointments with their doctor right up until the day of the retrieval. With fertility treatments, timing is everything: a late appointment could be the difference between a successful retrieval and a failed one.

All of this information will be explained to you in detail before you begin the process, and our team will be there to support and guide you through it. Which leads us to the final thing to consider:

3. Do I have a solid support system?

Being an Egg Donor requires understanding from the people around you: while it isn’t impossible to have a successful retrieval without a solid network of understanding family, friends, and possibly even your boss, it is much easier if you have those systems in place. You may need rides, a flexible schedule, or just pure emotional support – and the better your support system, the better equipped you’ll be.

If you are interested in becoming an Egg Donor or finding one to help expand your family, contact the team at Simple Surrogacy today. Our team is always available to answer any questions that you may have and provide you with the knowledge you need to decide if becoming an Egg Donor is right for you!

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