Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Egg Donor Contracts

Conceptual Options’ Update: Egg Donors and Contracts – What You Need to Know

One of the most important parts of your Egg Donation process is the legal contract. It is intended to make you feel comfortable, as well as to your Intended Parents whom you will be donating to. 


Your generous act will assist a family in need, yet there are many moving parts to this process. The legal side to this process protects you in many ways and makes this a sound, ethical, and legal donation.

Here’s a few things to consider regarding contracts for Egg Donors:

The Nature of Contracts

There are many contracts that you will need to sign as an Egg Donor as you begin your cycle. First, you will sign a contract with Conceptual Options and the IVF Clinic, and then you will also sign a contract with your Intended Parents that is very specific and customized to your journey. You’ll even have input into certain aspects in terms of when and how you’d like to donate.

The contract will state where responsibilities lie, and what you can expect during your cycle. It clears up any gray areas in the world of Egg Donation. If you’d like to be anonymous, all of that is incorporated into your very own contract.

Are Contracts Needed for Egg Donors?

Contracts help everyone understand their full and complete responsibilities. This encourages all parties to do their best to help someone build their dream. It also ensures that you receive all that you are owed during the cycle. Contracts are nothing to be afraid of, in fact they should help you feel more comfortable.

For certain, an Egg Donation contract is put in place to ensure that you are protected, as well as the Intended Parents. If there is anything specific you think you’d like to request in your contract to make you feel more comfortable, all of that can be arranged with the fantastic legal team we work with.

Who Will Be Doing My Egg Donor Legal Work?

We work with some of these best legal experts in the world that know the “ins and outs” of Egg Donation. They will cross every legal point necessary to make sure everything is covered, and they will also make sure you feel comfortable and confident about the process.

You will first review the contract with your lawyer, and then state what changes you request if any. If the contract looks great to you, you sign it and send it right back to your lovely Intended Parents who are anxiously awaiting your approval.

Contracts Are A Good Thing

Contracts are a positive thing for all Egg Donors, including the disposition of the eggs/embryos and your rights as an Egg Donor.

Conceptual Options and your legal team will be here to help you in every step of the way. Regardless of if you want an open, semi-open, or anonymous donation, all of this can be tailored to you and your Intended Parents!

Whenever you’re ready to make a donation to a couple or individual who cannot conceive on their own, contact us today!


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How to be an egg donor

The Do’s and Don’ts When Becoming An Egg Donor with Conceptual Options

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become an Egg Donor and bless the lives of others. You will be performing perhaps the most generous act possible as you help others build a family. There is no other gift that is comparable to the gift of life.

Does donating eggs have a few restrictions while you are in the middle of your cycle? Sure. But that’s also why you’re compensated: to make up for the inconvenience and cover you for whatever discomfort that may incur.

If you’re considering becoming an Egg Donor or you’ve just signed your contract to be one, here are a few helpful hints when it comes to the do’s and do not’s of Egg Donation:

1. Don’t Smoke Weed

Weed: green is the new……green. We understand that many young women like to occasionally use cannabis for relaxation or pain. However, once you sign your cycle agreement, is essential that you stop smoking cannabis immediately.

If you continue to do so, it will show up and the regular blood work that needs to be performed, and it can result in a cancelation of a cycle. This is because no positive drug test can come back to the IVF clinic on your behalf.

If you feel like you have a dependency on weed, please state that to our wonderful team when applying.

2. Do Take Care

Take care of yourself during your egg donor cycle. You will be on hormones, and sometimes you will feel a little bloated. However, if you are performing a cycle in another city, then you will certainly have per diem, and you should take yourself to dinner.

And, another option – relax at your hotel, and get a massage. Do whatever you need to do to ensure that you are cared for during your egg donor cycle. This will help you have a smooth and easy egg retrieval and also help you recover quickly.

3. Zika Zika

You’ve probably already stated in your application if you have been to a country with a risk of zika infections. However, if you are signed on as a donor, do not go to a zika infected region. This includes Mexico! Steer clear until you have performed your cycle.

Going to a zika region will likely result in having your egg donation cycle pushed back by six months.

4. Do Ask Questions

It is better to be informed than to be left wondering what the next step is or if something is permitted during your cycle. Please, ask us all of the questions you want, and let us help you make a sound decision for a healthy cycle.

If you are wondering when or where you can travel, give us a call and we can steer you in the right direction (or to the right zika free zone).

Cycle On

During your cycle, there will be plenty of information and dos and do not’s. However, if you have any concerns or want more information, reach out to us at anytime. We are here to make sure you are cared for and feel comfortable and confident.

When you’re ready to begin your journey as an egg donor, contact us today!


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Intended Parents

3 Steps Every Set of Intended Parents Should Consider Before Starting IVF, Surrogacy, & Egg Donation

The IVF road is a rewarding one, but it certainly has some challenges. We are grateful for new technology that allows couples to have a child who otherwise might not be able to. Sometimes the process can be overwhelming, but with a lot of patience your dream of having a child will come true.

However- there are many things to consider in the process as you journey down your road.

Yet, have no a fear. Here is a quick guide with a few steps to consider as you start your journey through the IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation process:

1. Where

When it comes to choosing where to perform your IVF cycle, it’s wise to do your research. There are many IVF clinics in the United States, but unfortunately not all are created equal. The truth is, reviews are invaluable. You can read reviews on any clinic that is in operation.

Also, ask around and see what other people’s thoughts are on the clinic.

And, do as many consults as you need to to feel confident about the doctor you are choosing to help you bring a child into the world. As Intended Parents, you are in control of many of the elements at the start of this process.

Do what you can to make informed, wise decisions to make your journey a seamless, happy, and successful one.

2. How

It’s important to consider how you want to perform your cycle. This process has many options.

Do you want a Surrogate that is close to your chosen birth hospital so you can take your child right home? What if the Surrogate is from another state but more affordable – or the surrogacy laws are better where the Surrogate lives?

Do you want an anonymous egg donor? How would you like to interact with your egg donor? Intended Parents should carefully consider if they want an open donation or an anonymous donation.

There are perks and drawbacks to both. How the journey is done is up to you.

And, let’s not forget – how many children do you want?

3. When

In the world of IVF, it’s all about the “when”. Lining up your timeline with your chosen Donor and Surrogate can be a very tricky recipe. That’s why you hire the best team in the world to coordinate a great Egg Donor and a great Surrogate for you. Let us do the hard work when it comes to scheduling.

Most couples who come to us have spent years trying to get pregnant, and they are ready for the process to be complete and result in a sweet newborn. We are with you. We are here to help assess the best timeline possible for you and yours.

Regardless of your wants and wishes for your IVF, Surrogacy & Egg Donation cycle, we are here to make them come true. With a little love and patience, we can all work together to help you build a family.

A great place to start is right here.