Because many of us at Circle Surrogacy have gone through gestational surrogacy and egg donation ourselves, we know all about the processes and the physical and emotional impacts of each. To ensure your success as an egg donor, we pair you with a program coordinator who guides you from your initial application through the planning of your fertility treatments.
We've never met a potential egg donor who didn't have any questions. In fact, we expect most applicants to have many questions. We're ready because we've helped women navigate the egg donation journeys for decades.
1. Is it painful to be an egg donor?
Most egg donors share that the egg donation process is not painful. You may, however, experience some discomfort, similar to menstrual cramps. Over the counter pain meds usually do the trick!
2. Does donating my eggs affect my fertility?
Nope! Donating eggs doesn’t meaningfully reduce the number of eggs you have left. The average woman in her 20s has hundreds of thousands of viable eggs.
3. Can I choose who gets my eggs?
Intended parents review and choose an egg donor from our egg donor database, the match must be mutual in order to proceed. So while you will not choose your intended parents, you have the choice whether or not to match with them.
4. Do I have to give myself injections?
Yes. You should be comfortable with needles if you apply to be an egg donor. The needles are small and easy to inject.
5. When do I get paid as an egg donor?
Egg donors are paid upon the completion of their egg retrieval. All travel expenses and medication costs during the process are covered by intended parents.