In a world full of so many options, what are future parents looking for when they’re searching for an egg donor? Read below to find out what some parents are looking for in their potential donor and why these women are considered “donors in demand.”
When a woman decides she wants to learn about egg donation, there are a variety of ways she can start the process. As one can imagine, there is plenty of information only a click away on the internet; however, one of the best connections she can make is with a reputable egg donor agency that has been in the industry for a decade or more. An agency with experience and stability will have a protocol in place that is professional, thorough, and above all, compassionate.
When a woman decides to become an egg donor, she helps individuals and/or couples become parents. Future parents who have wanted a baby for so long think of little else, and egg donors can help make those parenthood dreams come true.
While egg donors are needed to help achieve these goals, there are in fact particular types of egg donors which are considered high in demand. At the top of the demand list are women who are of Asian descent. While 100% full ethnicity of Chinese, Japanese or Korean heritage is extremely sought after, those who have a partial Asian heritage are also encouraged to apply to reputable agencies.
Traditionally, fertility related issues are considered private and not openly discussed in many Asian cultures and thus through education and social media, the younger generations are learning that their healthy eggs can help other women become moms, as well as help gay men and single dads become parents as well. Although there are a variety of other reasons that Asian egg donors are needed.
It is also fairly common for future parents to look for egg donors who exhibit high levels of intelligence to match their own. Thus it’s not surprising that they seek out donors who are not only college educated, but who are enrolled in or have graduated from Ivy League schools. They are also eligible to receive higher compensation due to their academic status and accomplishments.
Samples of Ivy League or leading universities include but are not limited to the following:
- Princeton University
- Harvard University
- University of Chicago
- Yale University
- Columbia University
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Duke University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Johns Hopkins University
- Dartmouth College
- California Institute of Technology
- Northwestern University
- Brown University
- Cornell University
- Georgetown University
- University of California-Berkeley
- University of Southern California (USC)
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Despite reputable donor agencies compensating their egg donors generously, especially those of Asian decent and/or those who have reached specific academic achievements, many egg donors report that the most rewarding part of the process isn’t the compensation, but knowing that they have helped someone else’s dream of a family to become reality.