Growing Generations is proud to feature a diverse selection of egg donors across all ethnicities and religions. We always strive to have egg donor profiles that match all intended parents’ needs, whether they are physical, intellectual, cultural, or a combination thereof.

However, there are some egg donor ethnicities that are in high demand and short supply. Examples include Chinese, East Indian (also known as Asian Indian) and Jewish egg donors. Cultural and religious biases are likely contributing factors to the short supply of egg donors with these backgrounds.

For intended parents who are interested in preserving ethnic or cultural backgrounds, finding egg donors that share their own traits or beliefs is important, and we fully understand that. Here are some tips to help you if you’re looking for that hard-to-find donor:

  • Be prepared to pay higher compensation to donors with backgrounds that are difficult to find. Donors with high-demand backgrounds are often compensated beyond the average $8,000 – $10,000.
  • Be ready to work around the egg donor’s schedule. Egg donors in high demand can sometimes have schedules that require intended parents to be flexible. We encourage balance when it comes to waiting. Remember, your goal is to have a baby, so waiting six months for an egg donor’s schedule to free up should be considered carefully.
  • Be flexible in your desired traits or ethnicity. Some intended parents want their egg donor to be of full Chinese descent, or they may want a Jewish egg donor whose parents were both Jewish. These preferences can make it difficult to find the right donor. Considering egg donors who have mixed ethnicities but perhaps the physical and intellectual traits you desire can help expand your options.

Remember, Growing Generations is committed to helping you create the family you’ve always dreamed of, and we understand how important your egg donor is to you. We have experts who can answer your questions and help you navigate this amazing experience. Contact us, we’re here for you.

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Conari Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.

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