Orientation to the Egg Donor Process

The links embedded in this overview will help answer many of your questions and help you to feel more oriented toward what is involved in an egg donor cycle. An important aspect of being ready for egg donation is also being ready to let go of your own genetics. One must truly mourn the loss of their own biological child to be ready for this step. For further reading on this topic, please read, Egg Donation and Mourning.

It is also important to have realistic expectations when one is choosing an egg donor. The article, Dos and Don'ts of Donor Selection, provides a good overview of the key issues involved.

Many intended parents have questions regarding the cost of egg donation. A clear overview of the fees involved can be found at Agency Primer.

Another frequently asked question is, ‘What is a Travel Cycle and How Does it Work?’ Don't reject a potential egg donor just because she is not located in the same town as your clinic. Egg donors travel all the time and it doesn't necessarily mean you will have to pay a lot more for your cycle.

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