Some intended parents require an egg donor in order to grow their family. Finding the right egg donor match is key! Here's how to go about finding your egg donor, whether or not she lives in the Empire State!
Finding the perfect egg donor can feel like an overwhelming task. How do you begin to find an egg donor who will help you grow your family?
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!
Does the location of your egg donor matter? Short answer: no. While finding an egg donor who lives close to your clinic to help save on some travel costs for her medical screening and retrieval, it does not matter which state your egg donor lives in.
Most intended parents start their egg donor search in an egg 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 before you begin can helpful. Some considerations are:
• Physical attributes (hair/eye color)
• Previous fertility
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.
Known Donation allows Intended parents and the egg donor to 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.
The other types of egg donation are:
• 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.
The type of egg donation you decide to do is a very personal decision. Circle Egg Donation will work to help match you with an egg donor who wishes for the same level of communication that you do.
Egg donors fill out lengthy questionnaires, and participate in a thorough screening with a social worker prior to be accepted into our program. 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.See Egg Donor Requirements
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.Egg Donation Program
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 New York, the entire egg donation process and helping you coordinate with an IVF clinic of your choice.Become a parent