3 Mistakes to Avoid When Using an Egg Donor

After deciding to utilize an egg donor to help build your family, you may be surprised by the myriad of options facing you. For instance, before even selecting a donor, you’ll likely want to consider your preferences on known versus anonymous donations and what kind of egg donor facility you’ll be using.

Your egg donation journey should be exciting! Avoiding some common mistakes when using an egg donor will make for a more enjoyable and successful journey to parenthood. Here are a few to consider:

1. Lack of Research on Donation Options

Before signing off on an egg donor, of course you will want to make sure you have the best team on your side. Seek personal recommendations and research previous parent’s reviews on any agencies or clinics you intend to work with.

If you need suggestions, we are more than happy to help. Aligning yourself with the best medical team and agency is pivotal to your egg donation experience.

2. Too Many Donor Criteria

When selecting the biological link to help build your family, it’s okay to be picky! Having a general idea of what donor qualities are important to you is a great start for your egg donor search. However, having an open mind can also be invaluable in the selection process. Choosing a handful of criteria that are most important to you, instead of narrowing down your search too far, ensures that you aren’t counting out donors who may be an excellent fit for you.

3. Not Seeking Support

Many parents chose to keep their selection of an egg donor a personal and private experience. However, seeking support from like-minded couples and individuals is an invaluable tool for the journey ahead. You don’t need to go through this alone. Read reviews. Join support groups. The online resources in this growing community are endless. Hearing from others who have been exactly where you are at now is a valuable part of the process and can help make your experience a positive one.

Learn More About the Mistakes to Avoid When Using an Egg Donor at Elevate

Whether you’ve already decided to utilize an egg donor or are still researching your options, we’d love to speak more with you and share our own personal experiences along the road of egg donation and family building. Contact us today.


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