New York Egg Donors
We search among the top egg donors in New York, from Brooklyn to Buffalo and Albany to New York City.
The Donor Concierge team has extensive experience working with fertility professionals and hopeful parents to find top New York egg donor candidates and help our clients build families. With a multitude of top colleges, world-class universities, beautiful cities, and top hospitals, New York is a popular state for third-party fertility treatments. New York hosts a large population and significant number of top fertility clinics, doctors and more who are part of Donor Concierge’s network.
Donor Concierge has helped dozens of intended parents find New York egg donors, from the Big Apple to smaller towns in upstate New York. Through our network of egg donor agencies in New York, and particularly New York City, Buffalo and Albany, Donor Concierge can help you find a New York egg donor to help you start your family.
Many egg donors in New York are willing to travel to clinics throughout NYC and the Empire State. Our case managers will work with you to find out what type of an egg donor you are looking for, and will send you all of those young women who come as close as possible to matching your desired criteria. We can provide egg donor candidates who reside in New York or who are willing to travel to your New York fertility clinic. While this may narrow the pool of available egg donors, by searching through the databases of over 100 of the top egg donor agencies across the United States, you will know that you’ve done all you can to find the New York egg donor who’s right for you.
Donor Concierge has cultivated an extensive list of trusted providers and resources for your egg donation journey in New York.
The Benefits of Finding an Egg Donor in New York
There are many reasons New York is a top location for hopeful parents seeking an egg donor. New York has a large, diverse population and history of fertility-friendly practices.
New York hosts a significant number of world-class fertility clinics, fertility specialists, egg donor agencies, and more. New York’s egg donor agencies typically offer a diverse, impressive array of egg donor candidates. New York egg donors often come from all walks of life and backgrounds, which allows parents seeking New York egg donors flexibility in finding donor candidates with their ideal qualifications. These resources make it easy for Donor Concierge to find wonderful New York egg donors for our hopeful parents across the state. Our team can facilitate matching with hard-to-find egg donors in New York, from college-educated egg donors, Jewish egg donors, Asian egg donors, or other unique backgrounds that best fit your family.
New York’s community of fertility professionals makes the state a popular place to pursue family building. Combined with recent fertility-friendly legislation and outspoken New York celebrities and citizens advocating for fertility access, New York is a strong location for egg donation and other third-party fertility processes. There are countless top cities in New York with impressive fertility resources, including New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, and more!
How Egg Donors Are Screened in New York
New York egg donors are screened in accordance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) requirements and guidance. These considerations are straightforward and are geared toward ensuring the health of all involved in the egg donation process.
Egg donors are recommended by ASRM to be between 21 and 34 years of age. ASRM also emphasizes the importance of counseling to ensure any egg donor candidate understands her role in the egg donation and family-building process.
The FDA also requires all egg donors to participate in and pass a series of screenings. These include a physical examination and infectious disease screening. ASRM also recommends genetic screening, counseling and full medical history.
The Donor Concierge Egg Donation Process for Intended Parents in New York
Step 1. Consultation and Intake
Hopeful parents seeking to begin the New York egg donor search with Donor Concierge can schedule a free consultation. This consultation will allow you to share your family-building needs and journey with a Donor Concierge case manager. Your case manager will discuss your needs, any preferences you have, our offerings, and the support we can provide in your New York egg donor search. Assuming you would like our team to find your top New York egg donor, you will then begin your search and sign on with Donor Concierge by completing our intake form and payment process.
Step 2. The Egg Donor Search Process
After your intake, you will discuss your family-building needs further with your dedicated Donor Concierge case manager. Based on these criteria, your case manager will begin searching over 250+ agencies with Donor Concierge’s proprietary software, using your desired criteria to do extensive research on each possible egg donor candidate. Your case manager will build a portfolio of egg donor candidates for your review, as well as manage any communications with egg donor agencies. Typically, the egg donor search is complete after two weeks.
Step 3. Reserving Your Egg Donor
After you choose your New York egg donor, you will begin to move forward with the egg donation process. Donor Concierge will connect you with your donor’s egg donor agency. The agency coordinator will walk you through the next steps, including coordination with your fertility clinic, contracts, and more. Your Donor Concierge case manager will also be available to provide support and offer recommendations of New York fertility clinics, specialized fertility attorneys, and more.
Step 4. The Egg Donation Cycle
After finding your top New York egg donor, you will reserve your egg donor through her egg donor agency. You’ll sign an agency agreement and the medical screening of your egg donor can begin. Your egg donor will go to your clinic for a medical evaluation and, if everything looks good, the legal contracts will be signed before any medications are administered. This will involve coordination between the egg donor agency, your clinic, and your fertility attorney to handle the legal processes involved with egg donation. Donor Concierge can connect you with an experienced fertility attorney for this step, if needed.
Once the legal contracts have been signed, the medical stimulation of your donor will begin.
To increase the number of viable eggs donated, egg donors must first take hormone injections that stimulate their ovaries into producing more mature eggs than are normally produced in a regular ovulation cycle. These injections are self-administered by the egg donor and typically take between 10 to 12 days. During this time, the egg donor is carefully monitored regularly by a fertility specialist to ensure that the medications are working properly and make any adjustments necessary.
When the eggs have reached the desired level of maturation, the egg donor will take a “trigger” shot of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is a type of hormone that signals to the ovaries to release the eggs. The eggs will then be retrieved 36 hours later. During egg retrieval, the donor is placed under mild sedation while the doctor locates the mature eggs using an ultrasound wand. The eggs are then gently extracted using an aspirating needle. The eggs are combined in a petri dish with sperm so that fertilization can occur. In some cases, a procedure known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be performed instead. This procedure involves using a tiny needle to penetrate through the egg’s shell and injecting a sperm directly into the ovum’s center.
If you are undergoing a synchronized egg donor cycle, the recipient’s uterus will be prepared to receive the fertilized embryo. However, most clinics create embryos that can be tested and frozen in preparation for a frozen embryo transfer, which is when the embryo is frozen five days after fertilization and transferred to the uterus at a later date.
How to Find an Egg Donor Agency in New York
Hopeful parents often search agency after agency seeking the best egg donor candidate. With different websites, systems, and egg donor options, this process can be overwhelming. And if you are seeking a specific ethnic background or location, like a New York Egg Donor, you may feel like you are searching for a needle in a haystack. Even searching among New York egg donor agencies may be complicated, as there are quite a few across New York state.
If you are gauging whether to work with a New York egg donor agency, but don’t know what to ask, we recommend clarifying the following:
- How long has the agency been in business?
- How many egg donors do they have available?
- Do they have the kind of egg donors I am looking for?
New York is one of the most populous states in the country, and there are many New York egg donors to choose from at a variety of different New York egg donor agencies. Donor Concierge helps by streamlining your search. We have access to over 250+ egg donor and surrogacy databases from clinics, agencies, and frozen banks, which we search to find your top egg donor candidates. If you are feeling overwhelmed on your search for a New York egg donor, we have the expertise and resources you need.
Navigating Egg Donor Costs in New York
New York egg donor costs may vary widely based on individual factors. Your donor choice, fertility clinic, location, and more may all play a role in total costs. New York egg donation typically costs from $30,000 to $65,000+ and includes:
- Egg donor compensation
- Egg donor agency fees
- Medical procedures and medications
- Legal fees
- Travel and other expenses
Fertility treatments are often a costly process, but there are resources out there to help you offset costs. Dedicated fertility grants, financing programs, and fertility insurance coverage may help you on your family-building path.
Finding an Egg Donor in New York
New York State is an attractive place for many intended parents from around the world to come to complete their journey to parenthood through third-party fertility. With easy access to international travel, hotels and sights, New York has some of the most reputable fertility clinics in the world. Egg donors from all over the US come to New York to do egg donor cycles and the state’s legal framework makes egg donation an attractive option.
Egg Donation FAQs
Your egg donor doesn’t have to live in the same city as your clinic. Your egg donor may do her initial monitoring at a clinic near her, then travel to your New York clinic for her egg retrieval. This is known as a travel cycle.
Some intended parents ask to meet their egg donors before matching, or even during the match. This can be very successful for both parties - the egg donor feels a connection to the person/people she is donating to, and the intended parents have a sense of comfort to meet the person who is giving them a precious gift. This is something we would need to know before we do the search for your donor, so that we can explain this to agencies before matching. Many donors are delighted to meet their recipients but some are not and it’s important to respect that decision.
You will be the mother or parent of your child. The donor contributed a small part of her body. You will be the person who raises your child, who nurtures and loves him/her. The donor plays a special role, but she is not your child’s mother.
Our specialist mental health therapists all advise to start the conversation with your child early - even before they are born. Children respond to honesty and age-appropriate language. You can even start a journal documenting the child’s journey to birth, including information about the egg donor, and all the things that you did to welcome them to this world.
Our Case Managers look at grandparents' health history, when available, before presenting a candidate. It is helpful in identifying hereditary diseases that you may not want to pass on to your child. If there are patterns of familial diseases, such as breast cancer, it may be better to work with a different donor. However, the health of the donor’s immediate family (parents and siblings) is most important.