Mine, Yours and Ours

Posted in Donor Concierge on December 10, 2019 by Lynn Gustafson

Mine, Yours and Ours -
Because LOVE really does make a family

Like a lot of fertility companies, Donor Concierge loves the hashtag #lovemakesafamily. The holiday season is often a reminder that families, and family-building, can be unpredictable, messy, yet so poignant and special.

Back 1968, a fun family rom-com movie called Yours, Mine and Ours came out starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. The comedy explored a group of people thrown together to make a “family”. (Our favorite line comes when Lucy’s at a dinner party and announces she has 8 children, the male guest next to her says ‘well don’t look at me, I just got here!’ ) There was even a (link:,_Mine_&_Ours_(2005_film text: 2005 remake) with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo taking on the roles of blended family parents - this time with 18 children in the mix.

Families come together in so many ways - our goal in #lovemakesafamily is to empower our intended parents to feel confident in their decisions - whether that is choosing an egg donor or finding a surrogate.

But that starts with acceptance and knowing that you’ll need a lot of people to guide you and help you through the egg donation process.

During this adjustment time, you will likely do a lot of Google searches to educate yourself. You will see dozens of options, so called “guarantees” and personal journey stories. You might think, “Fine, that worked for them, but what about me/us?” You would be right. Everyone’s situation is different and deeply personal. What about you/us? I’m going to let you on a little secret. The first step is to check out our “12 Step Program for Egg Donation and Surrogacy” where we share some tips and tricks for getting underway. It’s a good idea to start at the beginning, and we are here to help.

With over 20 years experience, we at Donor Concierge have helped bring Intended Parents together with egg Donors, surrogates, sperm Donors (Yours) and You (Mine) to make “Ours” (YOUR family). There are so many ways that a family can come into being in this new world and the options can be overwhelming, not unlike another movie/tv show, “The Wild, Wild West”.

We believe in a transparent, realistic and personally supportive role for people on their fertility journey. We work with 100+ agencies and have access to hundreds of fertility combination options. We can help guide you to specialized fertility lawyers, agencies, donors and surrogates. Because we have the experience and we work only on YOUR behalf, we can offer you a much smoother, less stressful start to your journey. Because we take no referral fees, our job is to work only for you, getting you quick and reliable answers to your questions and concerns, matching you with the right egg donors and gestational carriers.

And that is why Donor Concierge exists. We saw the wild west and decided to use our standards, connections and experience to help Intended Parents on their way to create “Ours.”

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Welcome to Gail's Blog! Gail launched Donor Concierge in 2006 to provide intended parents with greater choice when searching for an egg donor or surrogate. Our Blog retains her voice, and our company retains her philosophy & ethics. We invite you to learn about finding an egg donor, finding a surrogate mother and the fascinating world of fertility.

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