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How to find an egg donor in Illinois

Circle Egg Donation helps intended parents who require an egg donor to find the right match. We'll help you determine what you're looking for in an egg donor who will provide half of your child's biology. Here's how to go about finding your egg donor match, whether or not she lives in the Prairie State!

 The first steps in finding an egg donor.

The first steps in finding an egg donor.

The first step to finding your perfect egg donor match is to think about the type of woman that you're looking for. Some intended parents look for a young woman who has similar qualities that they possess. Other intended parents look for an egg donor who complements their personality or appearance.

Education? Appearance? Ethnicity? Personality? As you start your search, it's a good idea to have some thoughts as to what's important to you in an egg donor match.

And remember, nature vs nurture – not every characteristic or trait is hereditary!

 Finding an egg donor in a donor database

Finding an egg donor in a donor database

Most Egg Donor databases are set up so that you can search for an egg donor by certain criteria. Circle's egg donor database is easy to use, and easy to navigate.

Making a list of search criteria can help you narrow down your search. Things to consider are:

• Physical attributes (hair/eye color)
• Race/ethnicity
• Education
• Previous fertility
• Geography

Within each donor profile, you'll find a tremendous amount of additional information, including:

• Personal information
• Favorite hobbies, activities, foods
• Family medical history
• Motivation for becoming a donor

You may not know what you're looking for in a donor, and that's okay! Some intended parents take the "I'll know her when I see her" approach.

 What is 'Known Egg Donation'?

What is 'Known Egg Donation'?

'Known Donation' is a type of egg donation where intended parents and the egg donor learn each other's names and have the opportunity to get to know each other. Circle believes knowing where he/she came from is important for a child's sense of identity. In addition, known egg donation allows you and your children to remain updated about the your egg donor's medical history as it changes over time.

Parents and egg donors can also choose between two other types of egg donation:

Semi-Known Donation in which a limited amount of information is exchanged

Anonymous donation in which there is no open contact or communication between parents and the donor.

For egg donation in Illinois, you have the flexibility to choose whichever type of egg donation with which you're the most comfortable.

3 things to know before finding an egg donor in IL

1. Circle has a thorough egg donor screening process

Egg donors who work with Circle need to meet a variety of medical, psychological, and demographic screening requirements to make sure they’re a healthy reproductive match for your family. Egg donors fill out lengthy questionnaires, and participate in a thorough screening with a social worker prior to be accepted into our program.

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2. Circle offers Unlimited Egg Donor Matching

The Circle team does everything in our power to make your egg donation experience seamless and hassle-free. That’s why we offer Unlimited Egg Donor Matching, meaning we’ll keep matching you with new Circle Egg Donors until a live birth is achieved. It may take more (or less!) time than you expect, but working with our team means you’ll eventually find the right donor. It’s just one more thing you don’t have to worry about.

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3. Circle is the most experienced egg donation agency

Circle is a premier egg donor agency with almost 25 years of experience, and is partnered with outstanding IVF clinics around the country. Our staff brings a wealth of egg donation experience, and full confidence that we can help you choose the perfect egg donor. We’re ready to guide you through finding an egg donor in Illinois, the entire egg donation process and helping you coordinate with an IVF clinic of your choice.

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