We help to ensure the egg donation process is pleasant, and the experience is deeply fulfilling.

We’re going to hit you straight: Egg donation requires a serious contribution of both time and effort. But of course, the gift is entirely worth it—both for you and for the family you bless.

We require that our donors go through a psychological evaluation and medical procedures, and ask that they possess a strong sense of commitment, demonstrate integrity and dependability, and have a genuine desire to help an infertile couple or individual conceive a child. In return, we’re here to provide compassionate support to make the process smooth and pleasant, and the experience deeply fulfilling.

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What you need to get started:

  • A legible copy of your driver’s license or another valid photo identification card. These documents will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any other parties – internal use only.
  • A copy of a current (normal) pap smear less than 1-year-old must be submitted.
  • Copy of your standardized test score reports (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT) and college transcript(s), both undergraduate and graduate.
  • Photos: You will need to upload current photos, childhood photos and photos of your children (if applicable).
  • Previous egg donor records.

Step-by-Step Guide

Family Inceptions (FI) is a full service egg donation and surrogacy agency that provide services to intended parents looking to grow or start a family. We are in the business of helping families conceive children that are unable to conceive on their own for a wide variety of reasons.

Family Inceptions

Step 1. Application Process

  • Review the donor requirements before submitting an Egg Donor Application. Answer the online initial questions.
  • Once you clear the initial questions, you will be prompted to complete the online application in its entirety. Application will take about an hour to complete. Please carefully consider your thoughts and feelings on each question and answer all questions applying to your situation. Proper grammar is extremely important.
  • Scan your photos, save them as .jpg or .gif files, and upload them. If you only have hard copies of the photos, please mail them to us. Your photos will be posted in our Donor Database at the discretion of FII.

Step 2. Interview/Pre-screening

  • Once your application is complete, we will need to setup either a video or in-person interview. You can email us or call our office with your availability. During the interview will discuss the process in detail reviewing the risks, procedures, compensation and answer any remaining questions you have.
  • Sign an Egg Donor Agreement and consent forms.

Step 3. Matching

  • After you have been accepted into the program, your profile will be visible to intended parents. This database is password protected so that only FI intended parents can view them.
  • We will notify you once you have been selected.

Step 4. Screening

  • After your matched you will begin your screening process. The intended parent’s IVF clinic/physician will determine the donors screening protocol and all screening appointments will occur at the intended parent’s IVF clinic.
  • Psychological evaluation: You will be required to complete a PAI or MMPI test (personality test), and then will speak with a licensed psychologist about you and your family’s history of mental and physical health.
  • Legal. You will be required to sign either a contract or consent forms prior to your donation which will provide you details of your rights and responsibilities.

Step 5. Medication

  • Once you have cleared medical, psych and legal, you will begin a low dose birth control pill to synch your cycle with the intended mother's cycle or surrogate.
  • Cycle begins with the start of medications. Time taken will be determined by clinic, typically 8 to 15 days. During this time, you will have to travel to the clinic for a blood test and an ultrasound.
  • The clinic will provide you with a calendar on when to start your medication and how much to take. The clinic will also provide you with the medication, which is taken by injection once or twice a day.
  • Once the clinic feels your ready a trigger shot (final injection) will be taken. The shots releases the eggs for retrieval.

Step 6. Retrieval

  • The retrieval is at a set time determined by the clinic. Using mild sedation, the donor's eggs, referred to as oocytes, are removed and prepared for fertilization

Other Things to Know About Egg Donation

Local vs. Out-of-Town Donors

We have intended parents that work with clinics throughout the US who are looking for donors like you.

  • Local Donor: A local donor is one that’s being monitored by the intended parents’ clinic. All of your appointments will be at the same clinic and you will not be flying or traveling long distances.
  • Out-of-Town Donor: An out-of-town donor lives in a different city and/or state than the intended parent’s clinic. They are monitored at a clinic that is local to them, but must travel to the intended parents’ clinic for screening and retrieval. Each clinic might have different out-of-state protocols. For example, some clinics allow out-of-state donors to be screened medically and psychologically and monitored initially by a clinic that is local to the donor. Others are more stringent and ask that the donor visit the clinic for a day so the evaluations can be performed. In these cases, the donor will usually need to spend a night at a hotel near that location. As the retrieval time draws near it is often necessary for the egg donor go to the intended parent’s clinic for the final week of monitoring (and, of course, the eventual retrieval).

Financial Responsibilities

As a donor you are not responsible for anything financial. However, you must keep your receipts if we need to reimburse you for any reason. An egg donor complication insurance is purchased on your behalf, which covers you for the donation. You will only be held financially responsible if you have started medications and back out of the donation for a non-medical reason.

If the intended parents and donor live in different states, you will be required to travel to their desired clinic. Each clinic might have different out-of-state protocols. For example, some clinics allow out-of-state donors to be screened medically and psychologically and monitored initially by a clinic that is local to the donor. Others are more stringent and ask that the donor visit the clinic for a day so the evaluations can be performed. In these cases, the donor will usually need to spend a night at a hotel near that location.

As the retrieval time draws near it is often necessary for the egg donor go to the intended parent’s clinic for the final week of monitoring (and, of course, the eventual retrieval). We believe that egg donors deserve the best possible experience, which is why Family Inceptions makes all the necessary arrangements for your out-of-state travel.

You will be pleased to know that all your travel expenses will be paid for completely. The average number of days required for a retrieval trip is 5 to 7, so please make sure that your school, work, and family life will fit this schedule: children and pets are not allowed to accompany you.

Egg Donation Risks

There are several side effects and risks that may be associated with being an egg donor. Women may experience none to any or all of the following symptoms due to the medications: breast tenderness, nausea, cramping (similar to menstrual periods), headaches, fluid retention, bloating, appetite changes, changes in sex drive and/or temporary stinging where the injection was administered. Your body will self-correct to most all cases of mild over-stimulation within 2 to 7 days post retrieval.

Prior to beginning an egg donation cycle, it is highly recommended that donors thoroughly discuss all potential risks and side effects with the fertility physician they are assigned to work with.

Questions? Contact Family Inceptions

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