If you meet all the basic requirements to become an Egg Donor, the next steps to joining are easy and straightforward:
Step 1: Apply Online
Click on the Register button to begin the application process. We appreciate your commitment and willingness to help fulfil the dream of parenthood.
Step 2: Complete Your Profile
Once you submit your completed online profile, our staff will review your profile for program suitability.
Step 3: Watch a Welcome Video and Schedule an Online Video Call with Us
Watch our informative welcome video to get a comprehensive understanding of the process. After watching the video, schedule an online video call with our staff to discuss your profile further and address any questions you may have. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and fully informed.
Step 4: Keep your Profile Up to Date
Congratulations, you are now an Eggspecting, Inc Egg Donor! Please update your online profile at least twice a year or at time of important life or heath events (ex: new baby, new health issue, or new medications)
Step 5: Selection Process (time varies)
Once accepted into our database, Intended Parents will view your profile through a password-protected login. Your identity will remain anonymous. The duration of the matching process is usually a few days to a few months, depending on the Intended Parents and their chosen IVF clinic and location. Before finalizing a Donor/Parents match, we will clarify cycle details, compensation, and terms & conditions. Once all parties are happy and agreed, we will begin the cycle process.
Because Intended Parents choose their own donors we can never guarantee all our donors listed in the Eggspecting database will receive a match.
Step 6: Donation Cycle Begins / Match Paperwork (approx. 1 day to 1 week)
Once Match has been confirmed you will sign the Egg Donor-Agency Agreement and then start the Screening phase.
Step 7: Medical, Genetic, and Psychological Screening (approx. 3-8 weeks)
Our Egg Donor screening process is of the highest standard. You will need to complete some medical appointments and lab visits to ensure your eligibility to be an Egg Donor. You will undergo fertility hormone testing, comprehensive genetics panel, sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases, ovarian ultrasound, physical, full overall health with drug and nicotine panel, and psychological evaluation. Screening is a required step for all Egg Donors and is paid for by the Intended Parents. Once screening is complete and medical clearance is received then you will move onto the Legal phase. During this phase you will also be asked to start birth control pills (if you not already utilizing this method of birth control) Birth control pills are the only method in which donors’ menstrual cycles will be controlled and manipulated for the actual donor cycle.
Step 8: Legal (approx. 1-2 weeks)
A legal contract will be drafted between you and your Intended Parents. This agreement will outline everyone's roles and responsibilities, as well as your compensation and benefits in detail. You will be represented by an attorney who will review the agreement with you in detail, ensuring that you fully understand it and are comfortable with its terms. Once all parties have signed the agreement, we receive legal clearance, and can proceed to the stimulation and retrieval phase.
Step 9: Stimulation and Retrieval (10-16 days)
As an Egg Donor, you will be instructed to start hormone stimulation injections for about 8 to 14 days. During this period, you will have early morning clinic appointments for ovarian scans and blood draws every other morning. Once your follicles have matured, you will receive a trigger injection and undergo the egg retrieval procedure 36 hours later. This clinical outpatient procedure is performed via ultrasound-guided ovarian puncture through the vaginal wall, under mild twilight sedation. Post-retrieval care is crucial, and we are here to provide support and guidance every step of the way.
Compensation: Your compensation amount and terms will be outlined in your cycle agreements, but typical arrangement is that 15% of your total donor compensation shall be paid with start of injectable stimulation medications and then the remaining compensation shall be paid to you within 5 days of completed egg retrieval
By choosing to be an Egg Donor, you have the power to make a difference not only in the lives of others but in your own life as well. Along with the priceless feeling of helping Intended Parents fulfill their dreams of parenthood, we believe that Egg Donors should be reasonably compensated for their time, commitment, inconvenience, and risks involved in the egg donation process. Although financial compensation is not the sole motivator, we understand and value the importance of thanking our donors for their generous gift.
Every cycle and Egg Donor is unique, and several factors determine Donor compensation, such as country of Donor’s residence, country of retrieval, laws and regulations, prior donor experience and donation history, and Donor exclusivity. In certain cases, Egg Donors with rare unique characteristics, education levels and qualifications, or exceptional achievements may receive higher than normal compensation.
In order to ensure fairness among Egg Donors worldwide, compensation rates are determined based on their country of residence, local currency, and purchasing power. At Eggspecting, Inc, we use USD as the standard currency for compensation. The compensation for Egg Donors typically ranges from 1-3 months of the typical salary for their age and educational level range in their home countries. If all Egg Donors were paid the same compensation rate, there would be a large inequality in the actual rate once converted to the Donor's local currency. For example, $6,000 USD for an American donor may be equivalent to 1-2 months' worth of salary in America but 4+ months' worth of salary for a foreign donor once USD is converted into their local currency. Therefore, foreign Donors may end up receiving more compensation than their American counterparts if they were to receive the same amounts as American donors but transferred into their local currency. At Eggspecting, Inc, we strive for fairness and transparency in our compensation practices. All our Donors are provided the exact same financial travel benefits no matter what country they originate in, and these additional monies are dependent solely upon the location of the egg retrieval.
Typical Compensation ranges are USD Equivalent:
American or European based Egg Donors: $6,000 to $15,000+ per cycle
Central American or Caribbean (Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados) $2,000-$5,000+ per cycle
Mexican Pesos Compensation Example (approx. 35,000 to 108,000 per cycle)
South African Egg Donors: $3,000-$8,000+ per cycle (approx. Rand = 54,500 to 145,500 per cycle)
Compensation is paid in stages. Upon starting stimulation injections, you will receive 15% of the agreed-upon total compensation amount. The remaining compensation (85%) will be paid post-retrieval, within five business days, regardless of the quantity or quality of eggs retrieved.
As an Egg Donor, you will not be responsible for any expenses related to the egg donation process. All cycle expenses, including medical screenings, IVF expenses, cycle-specific medications (such as birth control pills, prenatal vitamins, and stimulation medications), attorney fees, and complications insurance policy premium, will be covered by the Intended Parents, in addition to your compensation.
In the case of a travel cycle, where you will be required to travel outside of your local city/state/country, all travel expenses will also be paid by the Intended Parents. This includes travel insurance, travel visas (when applicable), roundtrip airfare for you and your companion, hotel accommodations, ground transportation to all in-cycle clinic appointments, and a generous per diem meal allowance.
Rest assured that as an Egg Donor, you will not be burdened with any financial responsibilities during the egg donation process.
We understand that this is a lot of information, but our team is here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Rest assured that all necessary information will be explained in-depth by our staff and outlined in your cycle agreements. We are committed to supporting you every step of the way.