Once chosen, you will only go through the donation process once.
Between 19-29 years old
Non-smoker and drug-free (You will be tested)
High school graduate (college and/or advanced degree is preferred)
Appropriate height and weight
Without Depo injections for birth control (you may apply once you are off Depo and have a normal menstrual cycle)
No Norplant (you may register once it has expired)
No new piercings or tattoos within the last 12 months
Diligent, dependable, with a flexible schedule
Great! You Qualify!
Complete our donor application (online on our website or through mail) and provide photos (of you and your children). Glamour shots are welcome.
Our staff will review you application and if all requirements show that you are a good Egg Donor Candidate, you will be invited for an in-person or phone interview to complete the process.
Finding a Match
Once accepted into the Egg Donor program, your profile will be featured in our database and Intended Parents will be able to view your picture and some non-identifying information. We will never publish your last name, date of birth, or social security number.
When an Intended Parent selects you as their Egg Donor, we will inform you and start the donation process. An EDSI Professional will guide you through all necessary steps, including coordination and facilitation of appointments and contacts between you, psychologists, attorneys, and the fertility specialist. In some cases, you may meet the Intended Parents if your preferences for non-anonymity match.
Egg Donation Process
The whole cycle takes about 4-6 weeks in these 6 steps.
Once you are matched, you will meet with a Mental Health Professional for screening and evaluation.
You will meet with the recipients’ Fertility Specialist for your physical examination and clearance. This assures that you are healthy and fit to be an Egg Donor.
You will receive the legal contracts to inform you of your rights and you will be provided with a lawyer to explain the contract to you and provide legal advice. It will be the recipients’ responsibility to pay for this.
Egg Donor Cycle Synchronization with Recipient Mother
You will most likely be placed on birth control pills.
You will receive instructions on the use of medications and injections in preparation for the egg donor cycle.
You will have routine ultrasounds and Doctor’s visits throughout the cycle in preparation for the egg retrieval.
The eggs are retrieved through a non-surgical procedure, and under sedation. The procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
Completion of Cycle
After confirmation of retrieval by the physician, fees are sent to the Egg Donor.