Choosing an Egg Donor

The perfect egg donor is waiting for you! Find an egg donor who meets your family’s needs with your friends at Extraordinary Conceptions. Here to help you every step of the way, our egg donation services include the nation’s largest donor database, hands-on support, and more. Get in touch today.

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How to Choose an Egg Donor with Extraordinary Conceptions

Egg donation is a well-regarded and popular way for parents to bring a child into the world. If you are hoping to build your family through egg donation, you are likely feeling a mix of emotions: excitement, nerves, curiosity, overwhelm, and maybe some anxiety. That’s all very normal—and we’re here to support you throughout this beautiful and complex time.

Many parents worry over how to find an egg donor who’s a great match for their family. At Extraordinary Conceptions, we understand what a massive decision this is and offer as many resources as possible to help you make the best choice for you.

What is Egg Donation?

The term “egg donation” refers to a process where a woman’s egg is used to help form new life. Sometimes, the intended parent carries the baby, while other times, a surrogate is used.

The lead-up to the egg donation process is fairly involved. To ensure a smooth experience, your donor will undergo screening, take medications, and will be closely monitored. You will also work together with your respective attorneys to draft a legal contract. Once these steps are complete, your donor will undergo a retrieval procedure, which will be followed by implantation.

Why Do Parents Use Egg Donors?

There are many reasons why parents might use an egg donor. For some parents, it’s due to medical complications or fertility struggles; many families who come to us have spent a long time trying to conceive before considering donation. Other parents choose egg donation because they are in a partnership where no ovaries are present.

How to Find an Egg Donor That’s Right For You

It’s essential to find an egg donor who matches all of your needs. This is easy with Extraordinary Conceptions! Once you’ve registered with us as an Intended Parent, you’ll have full access to our entire egg donor database. This allows you to browse through it on your own time and spend as much time as you need without any external pressure.

There are several factors to consider when using egg donation services, like:

  • Anonymous or Known Donation
    What role, if any, do you want your donor to have in your family’s life?

  • Physical Appearance
    For many families, it’s critical to choose a donor with physical attributes similar to their own. Because of this, we offer intended parents the chance to view childhood photos of their potential donors. If you choose a known donor, you’ll also be able to meet her.

  • Medical History
    Your IVF physician will have your chosen donor undergo genetic testing, so you can be aware of their medical history and background.

  • Donor Personality
    Hoping that your child will have similar traits to your family? Our database includes information about our donor’s personality. Whether you are looking for a donor who loves to laugh, prioritizes education, or has a natural musical ability, we can help you find her.

  • Location
    If you want your donor to live near your IVF clinic, we can make sure that happens. At the end of the day, finding a good match is the most important thing. We can help you work with details like location so that travel costs are kept to a minimum.

  • Experience
    Some parents find it reassuring to work with a repeat donor who has successfully responded to all the medications and helped another family bring a child home. However, it’s good to remember that every repeat donor was once a first-timer. Everyone on the Extraordinary Conceptions database is a great choice, regardless of experience.

How to Get Egg Donor Support With an Agency

We recommend that intended parents wishing to use an egg donor do so through an agency. Not only does this protect you and your family, but it’s a lot easier and less of a headache! A reputable agency has the needed experience and will support you throughout your process because it has connections to crucial resources like lawyers and IVF doctors, as well as well-vetted egg donors.

Are There Any Egg Donor Agencies Near Me?

Finding an egg donor in the US has never been easier with Extraordinary Conceptions. We serve families in the entire country—and that’s only where our services begin. Our team welcomes parents and donors from all over the world. We have locations in San Diego, California, and another in Toronto, Canada, along with representatives in Mexico, Costa Rica, France, Italy and the UK.. While our centers are North American-based, we work with intended parents and egg donors from all over the world.

To ensure that everyone who works with us has a smooth experience, we’ve ensured to employ a global and multilingual staff. At Extraordinary Conceptions, we speak your language… literally!

Why Choose Extraordinary Conceptions?

Intended parents can breathe easy when trying to find an egg donor with Extraordinary Conceptions. We offer two exclusive programs to guarantee a successful experience with us. The first of these is called S.A.F.E (Single Agency Fee Experience,) and it promises families that, in most cases of an unsuccessful egg donation cycle, they can keep trying until achieving a positive result—without paying an additional fee. We also offer a Stress-Free Program, which lets parents pay only a partial upfront fee. Every step of the way, we have you in mind. If you have any questions about our services, please get in touch. We look forward to becoming a part of your journey.

Read About Becoming an Intended Parent!

Take a look at what some of our own surrogates have said about their experience with Extraordinary Conceptions:

“Any “difficult” parts of the pregnancy were immediately erased the moment I saw the look on my Intended Parents’ faces. It was pure joy for all of us!”

Jennifer
“Seeing the parents hold their baby for the first time was the best part of my journey and I knew immediately that I wanted to do this again”
Karen
“Extraordinary Conceptions really made the process of surrogacy a wonderful one. Always making me feel comfortable and being there to answer every single question. Thank you for introducing me to my intended parents and letting me help make their dreams come true.”
Natalie
“I just wanted to thank you guys for working so hard with us to make this happen! I feel so grateful being able to help such an awesome couple.”
Ashley

We’re Honored to be Part of Your Journey!

Register to become an Intended Parent with Extraordinary Conceptions today, and someone from our team will be in touch with you very shortly. We are honored and excited to help you take the steps to making your family’s dreams come true.

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