The Benefits of Egg Donation

Are you trying to decide if you should donate your eggs? While this act of love and kindness takes a significant amount of time and energy, there are many advantages to taking the leap and giving a life-changing gift. Some of the benefits include:

Helping Make Dreams Come True:

Whether providing eggs for straight or gay individuals or couples, egg donors give the gift of helping to build a family. Intended parents don’t take lightly the time given from egg donors to bring their dreams to life. By choosing to donate eggs, you are doing something that may have far-reaching effects that span generations past your own.

Receiving Compensation:

It’s not selfish to be excited about the monetary gain from egg donation. Because of the time commitment, compensation packages provide money for your expenses and willingness to give such a personal gift. Many women use this money to continue their education, pay off debts or plan an extended time of travel.

Understanding Your Fertility:

As you go through the physical and genetic test requirements prior to donating your eggs, you will learn all about your reproductive health and your risks for hereditary diseases. Donating your eggs will not have a negative impact on your future fertility. The more informed you are, the better you can take care of yourself.

Keeping Anonymity:

As an egg donor, your name and contact information remain anonymous throughout the entire process. Thanks to carefully crafted contracts, you can donate your eggs without the fear of future custody issues. As soon as you have finished the egg donation process, your responsibility is complete, and there is no relationship between you and the child born.

Are you ready to be an egg donor? Apply now with Growing Generations.

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 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 book, Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Conari Press 2019) as well as the children's book You Began as a Wish (Independent Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. She has two adult daughters.