Presently, a variety of options are available when considering starting a family. Egg donation, the process of creating embryos using the eggs of a donor is one method people may employ. Sometimes an intended parent may be able to implant those embryos into their own uterus and achieve a pregnancy. Those that may not be able to do that, they may use a gestational surrogate to carry a child to term.
As celebrities opt to share more about their family planning process, egg donation and surrogacy has increased in popularity. Stories of celebrities overcoming infertility and achieving successful pregnancies may be inspiring to people facing the same struggles. At Elevate, we help guide you through the entire process with our concierge-level service while offering a variety of exceptional donor and surrogate options.
8 Celebrities Who Used an Egg Donor or Surrogate
Celebrities from a wide net of industries and backgrounds have used either egg donation or surrogacy to begin or increase their family. The following are the most popular success stories:
1. Mariah Carey
At 41, singer Mariah Carey was able to have twins due to an egg donation. She was reported to have tried hormone therapy, acupuncture, and adhered to a healthy lifestyle to prepare for pregnancy.
2. Jimmy Fallon
Openly discussing his struggle with starting a family, Jimmy Fallon, host of the Tonight Show, was able to have a child with his wife in 2013 with the help of surrogacy. He discussed his five-year fertility struggle and how surrogacy was the method used to achieve the family of his dreams.
3. Sarah Jessica Parker
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker was able to have her twins via surrogacy when she was 44. She is one of many actresses who has achieved success with the help of a surrogate.
4. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, announced the birth of their daughter through surrogacy in 2010. She chose this option to expand her family, having a previous child with Urban and adopting a child with her previous husband, Tom Cruise.
5. Neil Patrick Harris
Actor Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka used both egg donation and surrogacy to have their fraternal twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, in 2010.
6. Tyra Banks
42-year-old supermodel Tyra Banks opened up in 2016 about her struggles with IVF and carrying her own pregnancy. She turned to a surrogate to have a child with her boyfriend, Erik Asla.
7. Elton John
Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish used egg donation and surrogacy twice to have both of their children, Zachary and Elijah. They went through their family planning process in California with the same surrogate both times.
8. Lucy Liu
Chinese actress Lucy Liu became a mother after the birth of her son, who was delivered via surrogacy in 2015.
Is Egg Donation or Surrogacy Right for You?
When considering whether egg donation or surrogacy is right for you, it is essential to consider how long you have been attempting to get pregnant. It is highly recommended to adhere to a healthy lifestyle as much as possible during the first year of trying to conceive naturally. Lifestyle changes may include eating healthy, limiting stress, and exercising routinely. Anyone trying to become pregnant should avoid excessive alcohol consumption and smoking cigarettes to increase the prospect of a natural pregnancy.
There are a variety of family planning options; using an egg donor and/or surrogate is one that many celebrities and other families have had success with. Knowing the cost considerations, potential risks, and timelines may help you feel confident and at ease with the process.
Learn More About Elite Egg Donation or Surrogacy at Elevate
Elevate is built by intended parents for intended parents. Our team members have either gone through an IVF journey themselves with donor eggs, have been a surrogate/needed a surrogate, or they have donated eggs to a family.
Elevate has proven to be one of the top egg donor agencies in the nation. By simplifying the intricate process of assisted reproduction, Elevate allows clients to focus on building their families. Call us today at (323) 933-8918 for more information or fill out our contact form.