Egg Donor Blog

Welcome to our Egg Donor Blog. This is a place where you can share your experiences, encourage other donors, and ask questions. Feel free to connect with other donors and our staff. We want this to be a positive resource for you!

Tips When Creating Your Egg Donor Profile

Your Egg Donor Profile is the very first glimpse Intended Parents will have of you. This is the reason why it is important to create a profile that is both honest and engaging. Aside from making a good impression, how well you present yourself on your profile will be the first connection you will share with Intended Parents. That special connection will be their deciding factor in choosing you or not. So here are a few things to consider when creating your Egg Donor Profile.

Tip #1. Don’t be overwhelmed.

Don’t let the amount of information on the application form overwhelm you. Go over it carefully and take it one section at a time. If you need more time, you can always come back later to complete the application, however, don’t leave it incomplete for too long! We might think that you are no longer interested. If you are really stuck, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, we’d be more than happy to help.

Tip #2. Honesty is the key.

Please do not lie or leave out ANY information- even if you are afraid it may look bad on you. Most people looking to build their family via egg donation understand that not everyone is perfect and appreciate the authenticity you reflect by sharing everything in your profile. And—anything on there that may be less than stellar- does not mean it will disqualify you; however, catching you lying or finding out later important details were left out will.

Tip #3. Elaborate and give details.

We understand there are a lot of questions and it will take some time to be thorough in completing the application. Giving one-word answers won’t help you make a connection with potential Intended Parents. Instead, the lack of details makes potential IP’s lose interest. Don’t be afraid to elaborate on your answers. It will make you stand out. Our Intended Parents need to understand who you are, and this is your chance to show them. Be authentic and show your personality by telling them more about your family, your children-if you have any, your passions, your goals, things you like and don’t like. They are looking for that link, that specific characteristic, that personality, interest/hobby you may have in common with them. Don’t be afraid to express yourself.

Tip #4. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Your picture tells your story. With the right photos, it creates the right impact. Adding photos of you ranging from infancy and through your childhood, to your present stage gives potential IP’s the chance to appreciate who you are. Your profile can include photos of your family, friends, and significant skills and events you are proud of. Choose a profile picture that catches your natural beauty. Choosing good quality pictures shows that you are taking this process seriously.

Tip #5. Review and edit your profile

Review and edit your profile. Check for errors. Make sure that you have answered everything on your profile and in detail. Ask a friend, a family member or anyone you are comfortable with to read your profile. Most importantly, follow up with your parents, grandparents, and or Aunts/Uncles to ensure your family health history information if accurate. It is worth the extra effort.

Don’t let the thought of creating your egg donor profile stress you out. For added information, visit our website.  Most of our team have been egg donors before.  We would be happy to share with you our experience of completing an application to become and egg donor and/or helping you learn more to decide if egg donation is right for you.

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Egg Donation- Worth the wait?

Becoming an egg donor is not as easy as it sounds. Many are surprised that it demands so much time, commitment and flexibility. It can be time-consuming and overwhelming- filling out and updating your egg donor profile, providing extensive personal and family information. There is paperwork to sign, medical and psychological tests to take, among other responsibilities. When matched, you need to commit to many appointments including some very early morning ones.  You will take self- administered hormonal injections for 2 weeks undergo a surgical procedure on retrieval day.

However, the most challenging part of becoming an egg donor isn’t necessarily the application, the morning visits to the clinic, or the needles and shots. The hardest part for donors is having to wait. Wait for your application to be approved, wait for news that you’ve been chosen for a cycle. Furthermore, the most crucial wait of all, once going through the process, is waiting for news that your donation was successful. The whole process, from beginning to end is a huge commitment that is taken very seriously. It may leave you with self-doubts and questions if becoming an egg donor is really worth it after all. Although, because of you, a couple who had likely experienced several failed attempts at conception finally had their shot at having their own children. You have no idea of how happy they are when they finally find an egg donor who is a perfect fit and who can provide them that glimmer of hope to having their children.

You may not have witnessed their tears of joy when they heard the news that they were finally pregnant. You may or may not have heard back from them, personally thanking you for the best gift they’ve received. It may never cross your mind that the couple you just helped (or about to help) will be thinking of you, forever grateful for your act of kindness and generosity. Your gift was more than enough.  We hope that you realize that. To a stranger who wanted nothing more than to have a family, you are more than just an egg donor. You are and will always be their answered prayer.

I understand how you feel, like you, I was an egg donor too. I relate to what you are going through, the same way I can relate to how Intended Parents feel. And if I could do it again, I would. It has been life- changing!  To the potential egg donor reading this, please remember you are amazing and the wait is worth it! From all us from Egg Donor Solutions, thank you!

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This New Mom Did An Amazing Photo Shoot With Her Egg Donor!

We know that each family is so grateful for the egg donor that is willing to give of themselves through this process. It is not a simple task and it takes a caring young women to be able to give in this way. However, it is also so heartwarming when we get to see firsthand how thankful a family is in receiving this gift. Dr. Shannon M. Clark and her husband Rene embody the grateful heart and show it firsthand.

Read their full story here featured in Glamour Magazine.

Dr. Clark is the founder of www.Babiesafter35.com