Using an Agency
There are hundreds of egg donor agencies located throughout the United States. These agencies locate donors and help match potential donors with recipients. Generally speaking, agency donors are more expensive than donors found at an infertility clinic, and may or may not have been appropriately screened before being offered to you. Most agencies are reputable, but keep in mind that they are a business, first and foremost. Ask a lot of questions and make sure that you get everything in writing before signing up with an agency.
Selecting a Donor
It can be very easy to get caught up in the desire for an Ivy League educated, blonde haired, blue eyed, artistic donor. But remember, education, hair and eye color and personality traits are not going to get you pregnant. Be weary of sites, agencies or clinics that offer you the “perfect donor.” Try to find a donor who has been used before, with a history of successful pregnancies, or a woman who has her own children. Ask about the results from screening tests and her hormonal testing.
The egg donation process can give many couples the chance at pregnancy and parenting. The most important thing you should do before starting treatment is to do your research and ask a lot of questions.
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