How to Choose an Egg Donor Agency That Supports You
Becoming an egg donor is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but there can be a bit of a learning curve. If you are not familiar with how egg donation works, then it’s essential that you learn as much as you can before applying and potentially being accepted into an egg donation program.
Fortunately, reputable egg donor agencies do great work within their communities to ensure that the rights and wishes of every donor in their program are respected. This is why it is so important to find an agency that can support you throughout the donation process.
Egg donation is inherently medical in nature – you will have doctor appointments, be expected to self-administer injections, and need to maintain a schedule that revolves around your donation cycle. A supportive agency is essential to helping a donor stay on top of their cycle responsibilities while knowing that they are not alone in this process. We wanted to provide a guide for donors who are just starting out applying for programs for things to keep an eye out for when researching egg donation agencies.
Find an Established Agency
Egg donor agencies help donors and intended parents navigate the donation process at every stage. They assign case managers to both parties so everyone has a touchpoint for communication, questions, and scheduling. You will have someone whose job it is to be in your corner and help advocate for your needs. Egg donor agencies that are established can help you navigate all facets of the egg donation process seamlessly.
Research First-Hand Accounts
Reputable agencies will willingly offer prospective donors first-hand testimonials about what it was like to be an egg donor with their program. You may even have an opportunity to connect directly with former egg donors if they are open to communication. You can also research online reviews from former donors who have participated in programs.
Find Shared Values
Different donor agencies can have different values. At West Coast Egg Donation, we support all growing families. From single parents, to LGBTQ+, to those experiencing infertility, we work with anyone seeking to build their family. It’s important to find an agency whose values align with what is important to you and matches your motivation as a donor.
Most of all, you want to connect with an agency who you feel confident and assured in working with. Navigating the donation process without agency support can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to be an advocate for yourself when you don’t have anyone willing to stand behind you. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with a member of our staff, please feel free to reach out to West Coast Egg Donation today.