In some cases, intended parents who had a child with the egg provided by a specific donor will want to have an egg supplied by the same donor if they decide to have another child. There’s a lot of good reasons for this—the siblings will be genetically related to each other even more fully than if they just shared the father’s sperm, and as a result, may share some of the same characteristics and medical history.
Growing Generations has found most of its egg donors, if still healthy and in the appropriate age range, are more than willing to provide additional eggs. Continue reading
Our egg donors are full of heart and provide a gift that is essential in the surrogacy process. What you provide is something so necessary that none of this could happen without you. Here are five reasons to consider donating your eggs with Growing Generations.
1. You get to give life. Plain and simple, you get to create a life and change the lives of those you help. In many cases, without your gift, this option would not be available to them.
2. It honors a memory. Time and time again we hear from our donors that the choice to donate eggs was arrived at after watching a close friend or family member struggle with infertility. Often the complications come after cancer treatments leave the woman with slim or no chance of producing usable eggs of her own. Choosing to donate your eggs to a couple in need, for whatever reason, could serve as a living memorial to someone you’ve known who has struggled with infertility of their own. Continue reading
Many people have misconceptions about being an egg donor. Here are some of the most common myths about egg donation.
#1. The only women who need the help of an egg donor are older.
Untrue. Although women can “age out” out of prime fertility years, many couples of all ages have infertility problems or other reproductive disorders that can motivate them to need a donated egg. One example is premature ovarian failure (POF), which occurs when a woman’s ovaries cease functioning properly before 40 years of age. There are treatments, but if unsuccessful, egg donation is an option. In addition, same-sex couples need the help of an egg donor and a surrogate to have children. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about being an Egg Donor? Here’s a quick video that will explain the process.
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Mary* decided when she was 13 years old that she wanted to be an egg donor. She was traveling by airplane with her mother and read about egg donation in an in-flight magazine. Mary turned to her mother and asked her opinion. Her mother told her it was something she might want to do when she was older. Continue reading
If you are a healthy, attractive, educated woman between the ages of 21 and 30, and you would like to help someone conceive a child, you may want to consider becoming an egg donor. You should be aware that during the screening process you will be required to undergo medical and psychological evaluation. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about egg donation for donors.
All potential egg donors must go through a thorough selection process during which you will be interviewed and the agency will address all your concerns and questions. There are a number of specific requirements for becoming an egg donor. These include:
- You must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a normal body mass index.
- You must be a non-smoker.
- You must have regular menstrual periods.
- You must have both ovaries.
- You must be in good psychological health.
- You must have no history of substance abuse.
- You must be willing to take fertility injections.
- You must be able to keep all appointments.
Many young women donate eggs in order to help others who want to become parents but who are otherwise unable to. Some women donate their eggs for altruistic reasons, while others choose to donate for a fee. While the risks in egg donation are few, it’s important to carefully consider if egg donation is right for you. Here are some things to think about if you are considering becoming an egg donor.
The Psychological Aspects
Most egg donors feel satisfied with the knowledge that they have been able to help someone start a family. However, some women who have donated eggs have later had concerns about how the eggs may be used, or how the children will be raised. This is why the initial screening process is very important. During this process, potential egg donors are interviewed and asked to explain why they wish to become a donor. The screening process also gives you a chance to raise any concerns and have all your questions answered. This will ensure that you are absolutely certain about becoming a donor before you agree to sign a contract. Continue reading