How To Choose an Egg Donor Agency

Choosing an Egg Donor Agency

Making the choice to become an egg donor can be overwhelming. The moment you begin searching for the right agency to partner with you can feel flooded with choices.

It is crucial to find and work with only reputable agencies. These are the agencies that will be up to date with federal and state regulations as well as have strong relationships with fertility centers, IVF doctors, and surrogacy agencies.

Here’s a look at things you should be thinking about and the questions you should be asking as you move closer to finding an egg donor agency.

  • What is their donor match rate?
  • How long have they been in business?
  • What fertility centers and IVF centers do they have working relationships with?

You’ll want to pay attention to how responsive they are during your screening phase. An open and accessible team now can indicate the likelihood of ease of communication later during your match or medical phase. It is also a good idea to look into working relationships between the agency and experienced reproductive law lawyers.

Spending a bit of extra time in this phase of your journey can make a huge difference in your overall experience. Whatever agency you ultimately wind up working with, we thank you and commend you for this incredible choice you’ve made to help create or grow a family.

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: An Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Red Wheel 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.