How do I become an Egg Donor?

Many women choose to become an Egg Donor because it is a rewarding and enlightening experience that helps them build towards their own future.

The act of egg donation is a generous opportunity for you to help families who have infertility create the family they have always wanted. No one else can help them on their journey to having a child as much as an egg donor can, providing a unique genetic gift that will result in new life – their family. Below you’ll find the 7 steps to donating eggs and how to get started.

How do I become an Egg Donor?

Many women choose to become an Egg Donor because it is a rewarding and enlightening experience that helps them build towards their own future.

The act of egg donation is a generous opportunity for you to help families who have infertility create the family they have always wanted. No one else can help them on their journey to having a child as much as an egg donor can, providing a unique genetic gift that will result in new life – their family. Below you’ll find the 7 steps to donating eggs and how to get started.

Egg Donation Process

Below is a step-by-step guide on what to expect from each part of the egg donation process. If at any time you need assistance from one of our egg donor intake coordinators, we are always just a phone call or email away.

Continue below for the 7 steps of the Egg Donation Process

1. What are the Requirements?

– Are you a woman between the ages of 21 and 29?
– Are you a non-smoker?
– Do you have no personal/family history of drug abuse?
– Do you have no personal/family history of alcoholism?
– Do you have no personal/family history of depression?
– Have gotten new tattoos or piercings in the last 12 months at a facility that uses disposable needles?
– Do you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 27. BMI is measured by using your height and weight (BMI calculator)?
– Is your schedule flexible enough to attend screening and medical monitoring appointments?
– Are you able to follow a doctor’s instructions?
– Do you want to help someone create his or her family by providing a generous & unique gift?

2. Egg Donor Acceptance Process & Education

Completing the Egg Donor Application may seem time-consuming, but this is an important process for both you and any prospective intended parents because it provides Conceptual Options’ Donor Intake Team the ability to determine if you qualify to become an Egg Donor and help us figure out if Donating your eggs is the right choice for you. We know that there is a lot of paperwork and that you will have questions, but taking the time to fill out all of the paper and learn about the Egg Donation process be clicking around this website will help give you a better idea of what to expect from egg donation and also give potential parents a better idea of your characteristics. Which will increase your chances of being chosen.

During this time, Conceptual Options’ Egg Donor Intake Team will be available every step of the way to ensure that you completely understand every step of the process and are comfortable with all aspects of the egg donation process.

3. You have been Approved as a Conceptual Options’ Egg Donor!

Now that you have been approved we will help you get your profile set up and onto our Egg Donor Database where potential parents will be able to access it.

Although not every donor is selected immediately after applying, it is important to remember that you are a unique and special individual who will provide a generous gift to someone who wants to create their family through egg donation.

4. You have been selected by Intended Parents | Time to Start Medical Screenings & Paperwork

The IVF doctor will start your medical screening which will be coordinated by us here at Conceptual Options to make sure everything goes smoothly.

This part of the process will also be very educational as you will find out exactly what is going to take place during the medical cycle and retrieval process.

The attorneys will also draft and finalize your egg donation agreement now too.

5. IVF Medical Cycle Starts

Now that you have been matched with your Intended Parents, all screenings have been completed, and agreements have been finalized, your IVF cycle will start. During this time, you will take daily medications to sync your cycle with that of the Intended Mother or a surrogate mother – the next step is your Egg Retrieval.

6. The Day of the Egg Retrieval Arrives

The egg retrieval process is a generally painless procedure, which takes about 20-30 minutes with about an hour of recovery at the clinic. You will have intravenous sedation for comfort. The procedure to retrieve the eggs is called an oocyte (egg) aspiration, performed with an ultrasound-guided needle passing from the upper vagina into each ovary. After a brief recovery from the anesthesia, you will be able to go home and return to your normal daily routine.

7. Confirmation of Pregnancy by your Intended Parents

Once your Intended Parents are pregnant, you have now successfully helped create a family for someone who could not have done it without YOU! Conceptual Options will continue to be a part of your life to ensure that your egg donation experience was a positive and enriching experience for you.

**CALIFORNIA STATUTE ADVISORY**
“Egg donation involves a screening process. Not all potential egg donors are selected. Not all selected egg donors receive the monetary amounts or compensation advertised. As with any medical procedure, there may be risks associated with human egg donation. Before an egg donor agrees to begin the egg donation process, and signs a legally binding contract, she is required to receive specific information on the known risks of egg donation. Consultation with your doctor prior to entering into a donor contract is advised.”