At Surrogate Services International we have the utmost admiration and respect for young women who decide to assist childless couples achieve their dream of starting a family by donating their eggs. Without egg donors like you many intended parents would have no way of achieving their dream of parenthood.
While the reward of knowing that you have truly made a life altering gift is often gift enough we feel it’s vital to recognize how valuable your gift truly is and as such we provide very generous compensation of $7,000 – $10,000 plus we pay all your expenses such as mileage to and from doctors appointments, parking expenses, tolls and per diem on the day of retrieval.
Becoming an egg donor may seem complex and overwhelming, rest assured we guide our egg donors through the process every step of the way alleviating concerns and make this a pleasant and fulfilling experience.
All our donors are 100% anonymous and your privacy will be protected and anonymity guaranteed.
A contract will be drafted by an experienced AAARTA Attorney (The American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorney’s) www.aaarta.org and you will only be identified by your assigned Donor ID number.
- Between the ages of 21 and 28
- College educated is preferred but not mandatory
- Physically healthy
- Have a BMI 19-28% if you are not sure of your BMI use this link to calculate it http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html
- No history of substance abuse or current use of recreational substances
- Have regular, monthly menstrual periods
- No history of abnormal Pap smears
- Be willing to undergo a psychological evaluation
- No current use of psychoactive drugs (anti depressants or anti anxiety drugs)
- No family history of inheritable genetic disorders
- Willing to take medication including self-injectable medications
- Have a reliable vehicle to get to and from appointments
- Be dependable, mature, reliable and able to keep appointments.
How does Egg Donation work?
We are not a medical facility and, therefore are legally unable to give medical advice all clinical questions will be answered by the treating IVF Physician, however
we would like to provide some basic information about the process of egg donation to give some insight to the process.
Females are born with a set number of eggs, about one to two million immature eggs or follicles in her ovaries. Throughout her life, the vast majority of follicles will die through a process known as atresia. When a woman reaches puberty and starts to menstruate, only about 400,000 follicles remain.
Each month when a woman menstruates and an average of 10-20 eggs are produced however this number will differ with each female. There is a dominant egg selected by the body that will be used for ovulation and the other eggs are released or absorbed by the body. When a donor participates in an egg donation cycle, the fertility drugs that she takes will have her body develop the eggs that would normally be discarded by her body during that month’s menstrual cycle.
Donors typically take medications for about 3 weeks leading up to the egg retrieval. While on medications, donors will be medically monitored every couple of days to ensure the medications and dosage are correct for the best possible retrieval.
The monitoring appointments are very short and consist of a blood draw and an ultrasound. Generally the monitoring appointments are scheduled very early in the morning usually before 8:00am and last about 15 minutes so it usually has little impact on your school or work schedule.
Once the treating IVF Physician decides that the timing is right the retrieval is scheduled in a clinical surgery center, the donor receives a light sedation and the eggs are retrieved vaginally.
Recovery time is very quick most donors feel back to normal the following day and many donors report feeling back to normal within a matter of hours.
A follow up appointment is schedule one week later and your journey is complete and you can feel tremendous pride knowing you have just changed the life of a childless couple dreaming of starting their family.