There are various factors you’ll want to consider when choosing an egg donor (all of which is available on GoStork!). You can even sort and filter our database by the factors that are most important to you!
Height, weight, hair color and eye color. Many intended parents prefer donors with similar physical features to themselves, their partner or a combination of both, while others go for someone who looks different.
You’ll receive a lot of information on personal and family history, including blood type, recent medications, any history of genetic disorders, as well as if they smoke or drink.
An egg donor with ‘proven fertility’ has had a previous successful pregnancy and shows that the donor has the potential to provide healthy eggs. You’ll be able to see if the donor has donated eggs prior that resulted in a successful pregnancy and, in some cases, how many eggs her prior cycles yielded.
This will include the level of education she has achieved (ie. high school, college or postgraduate degrees), and in many cases her test scores.
Her heritage, religion, career, criminal record (if she has one, though of course most do not) and other personal characteristics.
Donors must have a healthy Body Mass Index between 18-27 – but as far as the donor’s specific weight, that may be a consideration that’s important to you.
Can range from $5,000 to $20,000 – with the lower end indicating a first time egg donor and the higher end being charged by more experienced egg donors. Education level will also affect these costs.
Given that age is one of the most important factors as related to a woman’s fertility, it is recommended for egg donors to be between 21 and 34 years old. Each agency will have its own thresholds within this age range, and intended parents can decide according to their preference.
Choose your egg donor! GoStork helps you find your ideal match. During this process you can start to communicate with her agency (conveniently all through GoStork) and eventually sign a contract to start working with them.Timeline: As much (or as little) time as you need
The egg donor undergoes a thorough medical screening to ensure that she is fit to receive the stimulation medication required and blood tests to check for undiagnosed medical conditions or infectious diseases. Her family and genetic history are reviewed as well.Timeline: 4-5 weeks
The intended parents and the egg donor sign contracts ensuring both parties are aware of the details of their agreement as well as receive important protections. Learn more about what is included in these contracts and why they’re so important HERE.Timeline: 2-4 weeks
The egg donor starts hormone medications to stimulate ovulation. Once the eggs have matured, they are retrieved. The egg retrieval procedure takes around 30 minutes.Timeline: 1 - 2 months, including the egg retrieval below
Once the eggs are retrieved and fertilized, the resulting embryo(s) can be frozen for a later transfer or transferred immediately.Timeline: 3 - 7 days
Embryo transfer, followed by the two week wait and hopefully a successful pregnancy!Timeline: 9 - 10 months
Learn more about egg donation process in detail in our helpful article!Egg Donation 101
The average cost of using an egg donor is $25,000. This includes the agency’s compensation, egg donor fees, screening costs, and legal fees but excludes IVF-clinic related expenses. In total, the cost of egg donation ranges from $35,000 to $65,000. Check out our breakdown of egg donation costs and ways to finance your fertility journey in this helpful article.Get GoStork Premium
We’ll ask you a few questions about what you’re looking for in an egg donor so we can save you time by sharing egg donor profiles who fit your preferences.
As a GoStork Premium Member, you can select your favorite profiles, then use our unique comparison tool (simply ‘Add to Compare’) in order to view them side-by-side for criteria such as age, location, education, medical history, costs, and much more.
When you’re ready to take your next steps, as a GoStork Premium Member, you can message directly with your preferred egg donor’s agency, as well as schedule a meeting with them through our booking system. This tool allows you to see the agency’s availability, choose a time and the appointment is instantly booked on both your calendar and theirs.
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Whether you only need an egg donor, or are also interested in learning more about IVF or surrogacy, you’ll find helpful articles to support you as you research and plan your journey to baby.