YOU CHOOSE THE DONOR, WE DO THE REST.
Often, couples that cannot conceive turn to egg donors for a chance at having the family they have always dreamed of. Donating your eggs is an act of outstanding generosity and can give intended parents in California an opportunity to have and raise a child. While egg donation can benefit donors and intended parents, many potential donors do not know how to start their donation journey.
At Elevate, we recognize that egg donation is a powerful and personal gift and compensate our donors accordingly. As parents who have an egg donor to thank for their family, founders Kyle Dean Massey and Taylor Frey understand the importance of ensuring egg donors have a fulfilling experience. Our team of fertility professionals is committed to ensuring our donors are fully educated about the donation process and feel supported every step of the way. When you choose us, you can have peace of mind that your health is paramount, and that your egg donation journey is in the caring hands of an experienced professional.
What Is Egg Donation?
During the egg donation process, one woman (the donor) decides to donate her eggs to another person or couple (the recipient), so they can fulfill their dream of having a child. The donor is chosen through a thorough screening process to ensure the process is handled safely. Once selected, the donor will be given medication to stimulate the production of several eggs during a single cycle. While under anesthesia the eggs are then painlessly extracted with a needle, ultrasound probe, and gentle suction.
Our California egg donation agency, make our donor’s health and comfort our first priority. We understand how generous and personal egg donation is and aim to make the process as smooth as possible for our donors. We want to ensure donors are supported and informed through every step of their donation journey.
Requirements for Becoming an Egg Donor in California
The skilled team at Elevate prioritizes the health and safety of donors, surrogates, and intended parents. To ensure the safety of all parties, we screen all egg donor candidates in accordance with American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines. When screening candidates, we consider the following requirements:
- Is between 20-30 years of age
- Meets all ASRM guidelines
- Is physically fit with a healthy BMI
- Is comfortable with self-injections
- Is committed to the egg donation process
- Desires to help intended parents achieve their dreams
- Can make all appointments
- Has an educated background
- Has a Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) level within limits
- Has an antral follicle count (AFC) within limits
- Has demonstrated their drive and ambition
- Does not discriminate against non-traditional families
- Does not have a significant family history of cancer or mental illness
- Does not take medication for ADD or ADHD
- Passes a professional psychological evaluation
- Displays other favorable qualities such as kindness and generosity
Despite our rigorous standards, getting started as an egg donor with Elevate is easy. You can begin the process with a single click by starting our online application.
What to Expect When Becoming an Egg Donor in California
After being selected as an egg donor, the donation process begins. At Elevate, we are committed to helping our donors understand what to expect and guiding them through every step of this fulfilling process. Your egg donation journey will consist of the following steps:
The first step will be adding you to our database. From there, intended parents will review your positive qualities and determine whether they are a good fit.
After you are matched with a family in need, we will schedule physical and mental health appointments to ensure you meet all donor guidelines.
After your screenings come back clear, it is time to discuss the process with your attorney. Your attorney will oversee the contract between you and the intended parents.
The next phase is hormone self-injections that will continue for approximately ten days. You will attend several monitoring appointments during this stage to protect your health and monitor your progress.
The final phase of the process is the egg retrieval. This procedure will be performed under anesthesia by a reproductive endocrinologist. Most donors find the recovery time to be minimal, returning home and to regular activity within 24 hours.
Learn More About Egg Donation at Elevate
At Elevate, having done the process ourselves we know how challenging the process can be and are dedicated to helping all types of families achieve their dreams of parenthood. We understand how integral egg donors are to this process and will treat you with care and respect through every stage of the donation process. Our team of egg donation specialists will act as your guide and advocate from start to finish. To learn more about egg donation with Elevate, call us today at (323) 933-8918 or complete our contact form.
Whether you are interested in surrogacy or egg donation as an intended parent or potential donor, the process can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Begin your journey today!