Egg Donation and Surrogacy: Ontario | Extraordinary Conceptions
We’re here to lend a helping hand to Canada’s intended parents, egg donors and surrogates.
Surrogacy and Egg Donation: Ontario
When we founded Extraordinary Conceptions in 2005, it was with the mission to help intended parents across North America build their families. In the 15 years since then, we’ve watched numerous couples see their dreams of parenthood become reality in both Canada and the US, where we are based.
After years of assisting others with family building, egg donation, and surrogacy in Ontario, we felt it was time to open a Canadian-specific location. That’s why last year, we were thrilled to open our first Canadian centre in Toronto. This way, everything is local: surrogates and intended parents can meet us and each other right here at our North York office.
Our cozy Toronto clinic has everything you need to begin your personal journey. Our local team is here to meet one-on-one, offer support, and help you navigate each step of your process, whether you’re an intended parent, egg donor, or surrogate.
Whether we’re operating out of our California headquarters, here in Toronto, or anywhere else in North America, the Extraordinary Conceptions standards remain the same. We work exclusively with top IVF clinics and doctors across the continent, and are happy to put you in contact with local reproductive or family lawyers who we trust. After all, we’ve been in the business for a long time: we know the right people.
Egg Donation and Surrogacy in Ontario: Information for Intended Parents
The truth is, it doesn’t always take two. For some parents, building a family needs a few helping hands. That’s where our team at Extraordinary Conceptions comes in— we’ll reach out and guide you through your journey to parenthood.
If you are hoping for a surrogate and/or egg donor to help bring a little one into your world, the process may seem a bit overwhelming. That’s okay! Our Toronto centre is a great place to start. Here, you can work with our team, find your ideal surrogate or donor match, and have access to reputable local family and reproduction lawyers. The end result from all of these helping hands will be a bundle of joy in your arms.
We offer the following services to our intended parents:
- Assistance in multiple languages
Toronto is home to over 200 ethnicities and 140 languages— it goes without saying that many of our intended parents in Toronto speak something other than English or French! That’s why we have a multilingual team— to ensure that our intended parents can communicate their needs to us.
- Gestational surrogates
Please note that, though gestational surrogacy options are possible only where applicable/legal, that includes Canada!
- S.A.F.E program
A Single Agency Fee Experience, or SAFE, is a way of protecting our intended parents’ investment into their family. This means that, if you have completed a surrogacy cycle or egg donation that was not successful, your work with us isn’t finished. You are entitled to keep trying with another donor or surrogate— and there won’t be any additional costs to do so. (*Some restrictions may apply.)
- STRESS-FREE program
For your peace of mind, Extraordinary Conceptions automatically enrolls every intended parent into this program. The STRESS-FREE program allows intended parents to hold off on paying full funds or signing anything like agency documents until your donor and/or surrogate has been approved by the IVF clinic.
- Onsite specialists and services
This journey is bound to be a unique time for you, and you may require certain services. Some intended parents, for example, prefer to see a marriage & family therapist during this period— we have a licensed counselor waiting to with you. Our team also includes an on-site insurance specialist, a notary, and a travel department. If it’s a necessity for a successful surrogacy or egg donation, we’ve got it.
Receiving an Egg Donation in Ontario
Choosing an egg donor is a very personal choice for all intended parents. Our online database has over 3,600 egg donors from across the world, and with as many ethnicities as possible represented.
Once you register to be intended parents, you are invited to access this database— no strings attached. This allows you to view your options on your own time and in your own space, which enables you to give this decision the attention it deserves. However, we’re right here when you need us, either over the phone or at our Toronto clinic.
Whoever you choose as an egg donor, our team will be with you every step of the way. Our Ontario coordinators will ensure you understand the egg donation procedure (which is quite similar to IVF,) as well as help you navigate the ins and outs of the process.
Surrogacy in Ontario, Canada
Thinking about becoming a surrogate for another set of parents? First of all, on behalf of all our intended parents, we’d like to thank you. This is a beautiful gift that you’ll be giving another family— and often, it will lead to lifelong friendships.
Our services are not only geared towards intended parents— we are here to support surrogates every step of the way of their pregnancy journey. That includes connecting you to other surrogates both locally and through virtual catchups and social media groups, access to our licensed therapists, and IVF nurses dedicated to supporting you. We also reimburse pregnancy related expenses, like some cute maternity clothes or some money towards your groceries— after all, you’ll be eating for two!
The requirements for surrogacy in Ontario are:
- You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- You must be between the ages of 21-45.
- You must have had at least one successful birth and have custody of your child(ren.)
- You must have a healthy BMI (up to 35.)
- You must hold an active Provincial Healthcard
- You (or your spouse) cannot have any prior convictions or felonies.
Please note that some of these conditions are flexible, particularly if you’ve been a surrogate in the past. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us— we are always happy to speak with you personally and see what’s possible. Our Toronto team can be reached at (647) 749-2283, or you can email [email protected].
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Egg Donation in Ontario
We hear you’ve got some pretty great genes. Whether you’d like to pass on your love of music, athletic abilities, or luscious curls, there’s a pair of intended parents who want those traits for their little one.
The egg donation process has 6 major steps:
Applying to be an egg donor is easy with Extraordinary Conceptions— create a profile to get started today.
- Find a Match
When a pair of intended parents is interested in you, they’ll let us know. Before long, our coordinator will be getting in touch with you.
- Undergo Screening
This process includes things like a physical and psychological examination, STD and drug screenings, a background check, and genetic testing. This is to ensure the safety for everybody involved, and can take up to two months to complete.
- Work With Lawyers
You, your lawyer, your intended parents, and their attorney will all work together to construct a contract that protects you all. This process generally takes a month or under.
- Take Your Meds
It’s time to start the medication and monitoring process. This involves a daily injection and frequent visits to the doctor for blood work and vaginal ultrasounds.
- Retrieval Time!
The retrieval procedure is minimally invasive and takes under an hour. Unless you have a follow-up appointment, you’re all set— time to cuddle up and have some post-procedure downtime.
If you’re planning to make an egg donation in Ontario, we’re here to help you navigate the process, take advantage of our services, and a paid trip for two to anywhere you choose to donate, either here in Canada or down in the USA. Donors also receive free fertility and genetic profiling, access to our licensed therapists, connections to other current and previous donors, and reimbursement for any related costs, like transport.
The requirements for egg donation in Ontario are:
- You must be between the ages of 18-29.
- You must have a healthy BMI of 27 or under.
- You must not smoke or use recreational drugs.
At Extraordinary Conceptions, we are proud to serve Ontatio and Canada from our new Toronto clinic. Get in touch today to learn how we can help build your family— or assist you in giving that gift to another. Give us a call at (647) 749-2283, or you can email [email protected].