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

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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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selling my eggs

Donating Your Eggs: The Art of Being Compensated for Your Generosity

In the world of Egg Donation and IVF, you may hear the term “sell my eggs” once in awhile. But the truth is, that’s not what an Egg Donor is doing. She is, however, being compensated for the generous act she is performing.

If you’re thinking, “I should sell my eggs.” There are many things to take into consideration. Intended Parents are looking for Egg Donors who want to donate their eggs to help a family build their dream of bringing a child into this world, but here’s a few things you should know if money is the first or only thing on your mind.

1. Yes, You Will Be Compensated

Any Egg Donor who is ready to offer a steady commitment of both time and energy to help someone who cannot conceive is a generous donor. An Egg Donor will have to dedicate a portion of their physical self and their genetic material to the couple or individual.

This process isn’t always easy or convenient, as hard as we try to make it so! As you offer your genetic material and significant time going to appointments to monitor your health, you deserve to be compensated for the opportunities you might miss from being an Egg Donor.

Instead of thinking, “I should sell my eggs.” Think, “I should offer my eggs to someone and simply be compensated for my physical and emotional commitment throughout the next few months.”

2. This Is An Act of Giving

You are truly helping another person do what they cannot do for themselves. This is a beautiful thing. It isn’t about a price tag; it’s about giving the gift of life to someone who wants to bring a child into this world.

If you come from a mindset that has less to do with your compensation and more to do with the altruistic aspect of the process, this journey will fulfill you in ways you never thought possible. You will receive gratitude from your Intended Parents from years to come.

You are truly offering an act of kindness that is unparalleled by any other.

3. The Reasons

There are many reasons why women state, “I am going to sell my eggs.” Some need help paying down loans or student debt, which is also a valid cause. But donating your eggs is something much more beautiful and long lasting than a temporary cut of cash.

If you’ve ever met someone struggling with infertility, then you know how deeply frustrating and saddening it can be. If you are a healthy young Egg Doonor with good fertility, then you will have millions of eggs throughout your lifetime. Offering just a few to another person to help them on their way to creating a family is the reason you should want to donate.

Furthermore, you’ll learn about your own health and fertility throughout this process. Our incredible doctors will check your ovarian blood reserves and let you know just how fertile you are! You’ll find out what your egg production is like and how your overall reproductive system is functioning.

When you’re ready to start one of life’s most beautiful journeys through the art of giving, contact us today to help you get started.