Fits into the picture
We are a free advocacy group to help make sure that prospective egg donors are working with the right agencies. When our co-founder began working in the field of egg donation almost 20 years ago, there were only a handful of egg donor agencies in existence. Fast forward until now, and there are HUNDREDS of agencies to choose from, with more opening all the time and many with little or no experience. We have created an exclusive network of top agencies that we have vetted and we will refer you to the right agency with the experience and professionalism that you want and need. We do the vetting, so you don’t have to.
Egg donors are typically between 20-29 years old.
Must have a healthy BMI.
Must live a healthy lifestyle free of tobacco, nicotine, and substance abuse.
Must be completely reliable
No, we are not an agency. We are an advocacy group and a completely free service to prospective egg donors. We will refer you to an agency that we have vetted on your behalf and one that is the right fit for you. We want all egg donors to go on to work with reputable and professional agencies so we’ll make sure that you start your egg donor experience off on the right foot.
Compensation varies depending on a number of factors but generally will range anywhere from about $6,000 - $10,000+ for each egg donation cycle you do. Make Families can discuss this in more detail with you and help to make sure that you go on to receive the compensation you are comfortable with.
Most fertility doctors follow a guideline that states that an egg donor may complete up to 6 total egg donation cycles in their lifetime.
Most egg donation arrangements are done anonymously where there is no identifying information exchanged between the recipient parents and the egg donor. However, sometimes future parents do hope to “know” their egg donor in some way and these arrangements are made on a case by case basis depending on the level of comfort of the prospective egg donor. Sometimes that means a brief, one-time video chat with recipient parents, and sometimes that means an in person meeting with the option for there to be future direct communication. The agency you go on to work with will discuss these options with you and please keep in mind that regardless if your match is considered “known” or “anonymous”, advancements in genetic testing make the promise of a completely anonymous egg donation arrangement impossible. Since complete anonymity can never be guaranteed, all prospective donors should understand and feel comfortable with the possibility of being linked to the family they help conceive through genetic testing at some point in the future.
We only work with the best egg donor agencies who only work with reputable fertility doctors. Your health and safety is always top priority throughout the entire egg donation process. Egg donation should not affect your chances of starting a family in the future and IVF is considered a relatively safe procedure performed everyday throughout the United States. As with all medication and medical procedures though, you’ll want to discuss potential risks with a physician to make sure you are fully informed and comfortable with all aspects of the egg donation process.
Yes, the 6-week egg donation process will require you to alter your lifestyle a little bit. Once you start the medications you are restricted on the following: No alcohol, No intercourse, No recreational drugs, No supplements (including herbal), No over the counter medications or prescription medications (unless approved by the physician), No heavy exercise, No excessive overheating of the body (hot yoga).