So, it is official now you need to use an egg donor for your infertility treatment plan. Well, choosing an egg donor can be difficult and emotional decision for fertility seeker but now days Egg Donor IVF is very common and almost 20% of IVF are Egg Donor IVF. Generally there are many factors to consider and it is important to know which qualities in egg donors are most important to you and your partner.
It is important to mention, look for an egg donor who is in right age group, healthy, bright; it is advantage if she is a proven egg donor. Proven donors are those who donated earlier and had positive confirmed pregnancy from their past donations. They are generally in demand and have high compensation. The other factors like using an known or anonymous egg donor, but to what extent you want to keep contact with her in future are personal matter and need to be discussed well in advance, keeping both parties rights and privacy intact.
The most sought-after donors tend to be those who are
- Proven (i.e., have donated before and produced a pregnancy from it, proving themselves both fertile and reliable)
- Conventionally attractive
- Healthy, with good family health histories
- Smart, well educated.
Legal aspect of egg donation program is also need to be take care in advance. In most cases, your fertility clinic will draw up the necessary paperwork, but it is always worth having this checked by your own independent expert solicitor. Your donor should agree to relinquish any claim to the offspring produced by their donation.
If you wish, you can use your friend or relative as an donor for your fertility program, but is is advisable to have legal standing clear to avoid future conflict. Beside this, there are many egg donor agencies who exclusively provide donors to elder patients and gay couples for their Donor IVF Program. Look for egg donor agencies which provides complete profile of donor including their medical, family, and social history along with sharing the result of medical/psychological evaluation. It is good to inquire about the past donation history of donor, as it might make you comfortable to know that she is already familiar with process and already helped some family to fulfill their dream of parenthood.