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Egg Donors

Egg Donor Application

Benefits

· Earn $5,000 to 12,000 + (you can request your own compensation)

· All medical expenses paid

· Satisfaction at helping someone else achieve their dream of becoming a parent

· Hands on support from our expert team of coordinators, doctors, lawyers and psychologists

 

Our donors are an important part of the IVF process. Our dedicated staff is here to guide you through your egg donation expereince and make sure that you informed and comfortable every step of the way. 

Requirements

· be between the ages of 18-29

 

· be a healthy, non-smoking woman be free of STDs

 

· ability to travel to California for 5-7 days, travel expenses will be provided

 

· have a family history with little or no history genetic disorders

 

· have a regular menstrual cycle

 

· have a flexible schedule and possess a strong sense of commitment

 

· be height and weight proportionate (BMI under 28)

 

        · be psychologically stable

 

        · be willing to remove IUD or Implanon prior to match

 

        · be comfortable with daily injections using a small needle

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS EGG DONATION?

Egg donation is a medical process in which a woman donates some of her eggs so that future parent may have a child or children. 

WHAT MEDICATIONS ARE USED?

Medications used may include birth control pills, Lupron, Ganirelix, Follistim, Gonal-F,Menopur and HCG the IVF doctor will go over all medications with you during medical evaluation. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE MATCHED?

Choosing an egg donor is a very personal process for our parents, matching depends on many factors but mostly it’s a matter of what characteristics and features are important to them. Once you have applied and been approved we will contact you once you have been chosen by an intended parent. We will also check in with you periodically to make sure that you are still available for donation.

HOW MUCH AM I PAID?

First time donors typically receive $5,000 plus expenses during their first donation for their time during the process. Donor compensation increases after each successful donation is completed and is not based on ta successful pregnancy or the number of eggs retrieved. Certain criteria such as high SAT scores and college degree may increase availble compensation. 

HOW MANY EGGS WILL THE DOCTOR EXTRACT?

How many eggs are retrieved depends on your body’s response to the medications. A good response will average a yield of 12-18 eggs. Remember, you still have hundreds of thousands of eggs left to create your own family.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS?

The fertility doctor will go over your protocol as well as any risks with you at your medical screening.

HOW SOON CAN I RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITIES?

Most of our donors are able to go back to their normal daily activities around 24 hours after their procedure.

WILL I KNOW THE OUTCOME OF MY DONATION?

Yes, if you wish to know the outcome of your donation we will share the results with you.

CAN I BE A DONOR IF I AM ADOPTED?

Yes, as long as you know your biological health history. 

CAN I BE A DONOR IF I AM ON BIRTH CONTROL?

Yes. If you are on birth control pills that is excellent. If you are on Norplant, Implanon or have an IUD removal would be necessary prior to being approved by our program. If you are on Depo you would need to change to another form of birth control to eligible to donate. Always consult with your doctor before making any changes to your birth control routine.

DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES?

No. Tiny Sprouts does accept some applications from donors around the world please contact us for more information. 

WILL I KNOW THE COUPLE/PERSON I DONATE TO?

Tiny Sprouts offers both anonymous and known egg donation depending on BOTH parties comfort level. When we meet with you during the interview process we will find out which you prefer and and we will only match you with parent who feels the same.

WHY IS THE APPLICATION SO LONG?

The application to become a donor is long and time consuming, we understand. The information you provide is necessary for the fertility clinic to fully evaluate your eligablility. It is also very important to your intended parents to get a sense of who you are. 

WILL I HAVE TO TRAVEL?

Probably, although this is not always the case. Some of your monitoring can be done locally however for retrieval and medical evaluation you will need to travel to the IVF clinic the intended parents have chosen to use. We will make sure you know during the matching process what travel will be included so you can decide if the match is right for you. Travel costs will be covered by the intended parent(s). 

WHAT WILL THIS COST ME?

Nothing. The cost of medical, travel and other donation related expenses are covered by the intended parent(s).

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE INSURANCE?

Insurance is not required to become and egg donor. If you do not have insurance the intended parent(s) can purchase the necessary insurance for your cycle.

DOES TINY SPROUTS ISSUE A 1099?

Per IRS requirements 1099's are issued to egg donors, we will need to collect your social security number in order to provide you with a 1099.