Using an Egg Donor

Using An Egg DonorUsing an egg donor is a decision that requires careful consideration. One out of every seven couples experience problems with infertility, but through third party reproduction their dreams of having a child can still become a reality. Our egg donor program is specially designed to match their family with a suitable donor. All of our donors must go through a rigorous screening process before they are permitted to be a donor. By the time they’ve completed the screening process you can rest assured that she is medically and emotionally up to the task of meeting the demands of egg donation.

Know The Process Before Using an Egg Donor

Egg Donor Screening Process

We take every necessary precaution and subject our potential egg donors to rigorous testing to ensure that they are suitable candidates once you choose your potential donor. Only women who are in a certain age range and in excellent health can qualify to be an egg donor.

Potential donors must submit to blood testing, and the donor must also surrender to a drug screening, psychological testing, complete a pap test, and come in for regular office visits before and during the egg retrieval process.

Costs of Using an Egg Donor

Below is a list of fees associated in the costs of using an egg donor. Actual costs may vary.

Agency Fee: $5,000 (local donor); $5,500 (non-local donor)
This amount will be paid at the selection of your egg donor and signing of the Agency agreement.

Legal Fees: $750 – $1,500
$750 to $1,000 to be paid to A Woman’s Gift for disbursement to specific attorney(s) prior to drafting of the legal contract. $250.00 – $500.00 to be paid to A Woman’s Gift for disbursement to the donor’s attorney of choice prior to working with counsel (if applicable).

Egg Donor/Recipient Short-term Insurance: $195 (donor only) or $345 (donor and recipient).
Donor / Recipient mandatory complications policy Coverage purchased for the egg donor / recipient cycle.

Egg Donor Compensation: $6,000 – $8,500

  • First time donor – $6,000
  • Second time donor – $7,000
  • Third time donor – $8,000
  • 4th time and higher donor – $8,500

Psychological Screening: $400 – $600

  • Evaluation performed by Licensed Psychologist
  • Donor evaluation including MMPI or PAI (dependent on your IVF clinic requirement)
  • Recipient evaluation (dependent on your IVF clinic requirement)

Medical Screening: $2,000 – $3,000
Actual cost will depend on your IVF medical facility.

Donor Medication: $4,000 – $6,000
Actual cost will depend on the IVF medical facility.

Hotel/Lodging: $400 – $1,200
Hotel is an expense when using a non-local donor. The cost is dependent on days required for donor to be in attendance by your IVF clinic. Usually 4-8 days.

Customary Cost: $100 – $150/day.

Travel: $300 – $600 per person
Air travel is a necessary expense when using a non-local donor. Cost is an estimate of airfare at the time of travel; most IVF clinics mandate that the donor have a companion travel with her to help on the evening of HCG and with her travel to and from the IVF clinic on the day of the IVF procedure due to receiving sedation.

Daily per diem allowance for Donor: $50/day.
There is also a per diem allowance for the donor’s companion as applicable at $25/day. This does not include transportation to / from the airport or rental car fees, if applicable. Some cities with higher cost of living may elect a higher daily per diem rate.

Legal Considerations When Using an Egg Donor

We closely guard all personal and private information related to our egg donation program and its participants. No participant information is shared with third parties without participant knowledge and express consent. Your privacy and that of our donors is among our highest concerns.

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