Learn about the egg donation process, how to become an egg donor with Circle, and see how you can forever change the lives of intended parents.I'm ready to apply
To make your experience as an egg donor as meaningful and memorable as possible, we use a thorough process that ensures you're matched with the intended parents you're most compatible with and most comfortable working with. At Circle, you can choose to work with single or coupled heterosexual or same sex intended parents, who are from the U.S. or who live abroad.
With each egg donation cycle, you can earn anywhere between $9,000 and $15,000+. So, in addition to the lifelong joy you'll experience from making a family's dream come true, you'll be able to put money towards making your very own dreams a reality, too.
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.
• Between 21-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)
• Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28.
• Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.
• No more than one occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung).
• No serious heart disease or heart attacks under age 55.
• No psychiatric hospitalizations.
• Some education after high school i.e. enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor's degree, master's degree, PhD, etc. If you have questions about what qualifies for advanced educated, please email us.
• Applicants of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
• Must be comfortable with giving yourself daily injections with small needles, like those used for insulin.
Unlike most surrogacy agencies, we strongly believe in Known Egg Donation and the positive impact it can have. Designed to give intended parents direct access to you if they or their children have any questions, we've found Known Egg Donation to be effective in creating longer, healthier and more meaningful relationships between egg donors, children and the parents whose lives they've transformed.
Semi-Known Egg Donation allows you and intended parents to mutually agree on some contact to determine what type of relationship will be best for all parties. Despite the fact that you communicate through Skype, a phone call, email or an in-person meeting, there's no exchange of identifying information. This type of egg donation simply allows intended parents to connect with you to hear your story and helps both parties confirm it's the right match.
Egg donation builds families. It helps those who are unable to become parents on their own.
People choose egg donation for different reasons—some are struggling with infertility, others are same-sex couples or single individuals. Circle’s intended parents come from different backgrounds around the world. Our egg donors share this diversity.
It’s important to understand that egg donation timelines vary. While there is no guarantee you will be chosen as an egg donor, it is possible to be chosen within days of being accepted into our program. Some intended parents at Circle Egg Donation also require a gestational surrogate. This means that even after you are matched, there can be a waiting period while your intended parents are being matched with a surrogate. Although the donation itself lasts only 3-4 weeks, commitment to the process is typically 3-4 months. Please keep in mind that these are average timelines and that no two egg donation arrangements are the same. Timelines are often determined by factors particular to your egg donation arrangement.
Most of our clinics will only allow an egg donor to participate in an egg donation five to six times. However, we can only rematch you if the previous donation resulted in a pregnancy or a successful retrieval.
Emotional experiences vary throughout the process. The decision to donate should be well thought-out before you proceed with screening and matching. You are welcome to talk with the social workers who conduct your screening about any specific concerns or questions. You may experience moodiness from the medications; however after the donation, most of our egg donors enjoy the extreme pride and joy of having given such an incredible gift.