Intended Parents

Intended Parents

Click below buttons to review information. Click on Register to complete your Intended Parent profile.

Prior to accessing our online donor database, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the process.

Step 1: Register with us, and receive our introduction information email

Register a profile with us. Once we have received your profile, we will activate you which enables you to sign into your profile using log in credentials you created to view the database and select your favourites. We will send you an activation confirmation email along with an introduction to our Agency, Programs and Packages. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to Parenthood.

Step 2: Set up a zoom consult with us to discuss all your cycle wants and needs

We look forward to meeting you and to hearing all about your cycle wants and needs. In this zoom consult we will discuss with you the process in great detail, determine your needs and expectations and to answer any questions you may have. You will receive support and guidance from us throughout your journey.

Step 3: We will start your Egg Donor search and selection process

We truly understand how important and overwhelming choosing the right Egg Donor can be. Unlike larger agencies, here at Eggspecting, Inc we know most of our Donors very well. We encourage you to contact us, during your search of our database, and to ask us questions about your Donor choices so that we can assist you in making the best match possible.
We play a key role as the liaison between you, your donor, and all the professionals involved in making this process run smoothly. We are available to you and your Donor via email, telephone, online video calls and face-to-face meetings from the beginning of the process until completion.
Using your specific Egg Donor requirements criteria, we will begin assisting you with your Egg Donor selection process. It is best to have a good understanding of what you are looking for in your Egg Donor for us to better search and narrow down suggestions for you.
Intended Parent(s) may ask additional questions of the Donor that are not addressed in her profile. Once we have established your top interests, Intended Parent(s) may request to have an online brief intro video call with the Donor, this will be set up anonymously prior to making a selection. Intended Parent(s) may request to meet their Donor once selected, if she is agreeable to an open/known donation.
We strive to provide caring, professional, quality service and match couples and individuals with the most suitable egg donor based on their individual needs.

Step 4: Written confirmation to select your Egg Donor. Once confirmed we will start the cycle process

Once you have selected your Egg Donor, we will require the confirmation in writing. You will receive an Intended Parent(s) Demographics form to complete.

Step 5: 1st Legal agreement and cycle funds stage

Once Intended Parent(s) decide to work with a particular Donor, a formal agreement between Eggspecting Inc and Intended Parents is completed, and the initial payment will be due at this time. A Donor’s availability cannot be guaranteed until this fee is submitted, and the agreement is signed

Step 6: Once all agreed and finalized, the medical screening for Egg Donor and Intended Parent(s) starts

Your Donor will begin the medical and psychological screening. Unless otherwise specified by the primary fertility clinic and Dr, our Donor screening is extensive. Screening will include, but is not limited to, fertility & hormone testing, comprehensive genetics panel, all infectious diseases, ovarian ultrasound & physical, communicable diseases, full overall health with drug panel, cotinine (Cotinine is a product formed after the chemical nicotine enters the body) and a psychological evaluation. We will assist your Donor in obtaining all of her appointments and keeping you informed each step of the way

Step 7: Once screening passed by Dr, the final legal stage and cycle prep/syncing begins

Once the initial screening has been done, and your donor has been psychologically and medically cleared to donate, we will request the remaining funds. At this time we will also move onto final Legal stage.
Once medical and psychological clearance has been completed, the Donor and Intended Parent(s) will sign an agreement with one another, each party will be represented by an independent attorney. This agreement will address all the legal implications of an egg donation agreement, including the legal responsibility of both parties, compensation, agreement terms, ownership of eggs, embryos, and child(ren) resulting from the pregnancy, etc.
Upon receipt of the finalized and signed Egg Donor agreement by both parties, the drafting attorney will send your Doctor a legal clearance letter. This will enable your Doctor to begin the medical cycle.
All signed documents/agreements and cycle funds must be in place before the donor can start any injectable cycle hormone stimulation medications.
Your fertility Doctor will begin with the synchronizing of menstrual cycles.

Step 8: Donation, retrieval, embryo creation & finalizing of all accounting phase

Hormone stimulation medication will be given to your Donor so that her ovaries are stimulated to produce many eggs. While the Donor’s ovaries are being stimulated the Intended Mother or Surrogate is receiving treatment to prepare the lining of her uterus to receive the embryos. Under mild sedation, the Donor’s eggs are aspirated utilizing an ultrasound guided needle through the vaginal wall into the ovaries. The Donor eggs are then mixed with the Intended Father’s sperm and then incubated for 3-5 days to fertilize and to allow the cells to divide. Several embryos are transferred and implanted in to the uterus of the Intended Mother or Surrogate and the remaining embryos are frozen for possible later use. 8-14 days post transfer the Intended Mother or Surrogate will receive a blood test to verify if a pregnancy has been achieved. 30-90 days post retrieval, or after all invoices and/or receipts have been received by Eggspecting, Inc you will be provided with a spreadsheet outlining all your deposits and costs incurred by the Egg Donor for your specific cycle. Also at this time, if there is any overpayment or remaining funds, you will receive a reimbursement check.

Information to follow shortly. Please set up a consult with us.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Our Eggspecting, Inc team are all numerous times prior Egg Donors ourselves. We have facilitated hundreds of Egg Donations over many successful years in business. We fully understand the needs of our Egg Donors and Intended Parent(s). We can guarantee you expert guidance every step of the way. We pride ourselves in service excellence, transparency, building long lasting relationships and in always going the extra mile. We are not in this business for anything other than to help others.

We truly understand how important and overwhelming choosing the right donor can be. Unlike larger agencies, here at Eggspecting, we know most of our donors very well. We encourage you to contact us, during your search of our database, and to ask us questions about your donor choices so that we can assist you in making the best match possible. We play a key role as the liaison between you, your donor, and all the professionals involved to make this process run smoothly.

We are available to you and your donor via email, telephone, and face-to-face meetings from the beginning of the process until completion.

Eggspecting provides the best egg donation choices at a fee that is lower than that of many large agencies. We strive to provide caring, professional, quality service and will match Intended Parent(s) with the most suitable egg donor based on their individual needs.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Register with us as an Intended Parent(s). Once you have completed your profile and been approved by admin you are then able to log in to your profile and browse & select your favourite Egg Donors full and extensive profiles. Should any Egg Donors stand out for you while browsing, please do not hesitate to inquire should there be any further in-depth information you may require for her.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Once you have registered, completed your profile, and been approved, the next step is to have a consultation scheduled with us to discuss your desires and needs, the plan and the process for your individual case. You will get to hear a bit more from us, about our Agency, our Programs and Packages. You will have the chance to ask more specific questions. This consultation will help us all determine what is needed for your journey to be as successful as possible. We look very forward to meeting you.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
At Eggspecting, we strive to give you access to qualified donors at an affordable cost. For this reason, we never ask you to commit financially without first giving you the opportunity to view information on available candidates and make your selection.

It is our philosophy that if we can’t match you with a donor who meets your criteria then you should be free to move forward with your search without being financially tied to our agency.

Our program is different from others in many respects. First, and most importantly, our experience and success are unmatched in the field. We understand that meeting the challenge of infertility can be a stressful, exhausting, and expensive journey. Our in-depth experience and unique approach allow you a smooth, successful journey. We offer you the stability unavailable in other programs. We oversee all aspects: psychological, legal, medical, and financial. We believe that everyone who is ready should have a chance at being a parent. Therefore, we do everything in our power to try and make the cost and stress of this experience as minimal as possible. We also offer many unique programs that are exclusive to Eggspecting and not offered by any other agencies in the USA. We will explain and discuss this in depth on a phone call or Zoom consult, once you have signed up with us and received our Program Information Package to get started.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
The screening, syncing and preparation for a cycle can take up to 6 to 8 weeks, this is from start of screening until day 1 of cycle, the day your Egg Donor starts treatment.

There are a few different types of cycles which require different timeframes from your Egg Donor for treatment through to retrieval:

- In-State cycles, this is when the Donor resides in the same State, or in close proximity, to where the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic is located and therefore a Donor will not be required to travel out of her home state for the retrieval procedure. If a Donor resides more than a 3 hour drive from the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic, this may be considered an Out of State cycle.
- Out of State cycles, this is when the donor resides in a State other than the State in which the Intended Parent(s) chosen fertility clinic is located, which requires the Donor to travel for approximately 5-8 days to complete the donation cycle.
- Fertility clinics vary greatly with regards to their donor protocols. Many clinics allow for an Out of State Donor to be medically and psychologically screened as well as initially monitored at a clinic local to the Donor. In this case, Eggspecting, Inc will coordinate all the necessary arrangements with the selected fertility clinic local to the donor.
- Some fertility clinics require that the Donor travel to the primary/Intended Parent(s) fertility clinic for one day to complete all the medical and psychological screening, which usually requires the Donor to stay overnight in a hotel in that location. Most fertility clinics require that the Donor travel to the primary/Intended Parent(s) fertility clinic as she approaches her retrieval time, this is so that the last +/-week of in-cycle monitoring is carried out by the primary/Intended Parent(s) clinic. In addition to coordinating all the arrangements with the local/secondary screening/monitoring clinic, Eggspecting, Inc will coordinate all travel arrangements necessary for an out-of-state cycle.
- International cycles, this is when the Intended Parent(s) chosen/primary fertility clinic/Doctor is in another country. With an International cycle the Donor will have all her screening done locally where she resides. She will travel internationally for the cycle treatment which is injections, in-cycle monitoring, and retrieval procedure. This program is optional for all donors and requires a 20 day stay in retrieval country.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
We work with clinics around the globe, but for the most part with the top clinics across USA and Mexico. Yes, you can select your own fertility clinic. The laws, procedures and protocols will always be set by your chosen fertility clinic and the Country in which it is located.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned her, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Our Egg Donor screening process is of the highest standard. The screening process will include, but is not limited to, fertility & hormone testing, comprehensive genetics panel, all infectious diseases, ovarian ultrasound & physical, communicable diseases, full overall health with drug panel and a psychological evaluation.

Some people will tell you that most importantly, is that you select a healthy Egg Donor, no doubt you need a healthy Egg Donor, that is a given and the number one priority, but what else should be considered when selecting an Egg Donor?

While no-one is perfect, when you're choosing an egg donor, here are a few important factors you should consider:

Fertility Levels:
The 1st test in the Egg Donor screening process is the Anti Mullerian Hormone test (AMH). AMH is a hormone secreted by the follicles in the ovaries which produce eggs, so the level of AMH in the blood is used to get a good idea of the Egg Donor’s 'ovarian reserve' or how many eggs she has and how the ovaries are functioning. An AMH test is used to check a woman's ability to produce eggs that can be fertilized for pregnancy. A woman's ovaries can make thousands of eggs during her childbearing years. The number declines as a woman gets older. AMH levels help show how many potential egg cells a woman has left and gives you the Intended Parent(s) a guideline of her retrieval numbers. This is a test we test annually.

Health History:
Your donor needs to have a good health history and genetic panel report to move forward with her. Once you’ve selected your top choice Egg Donor and we have established that she is fertile enough to proceed with your egg donation from her AMH result, if she is not a prior Egg Donor, she will meet with a genetic councillor and a comprehensive panel of 302 genetic mutations will be tested. Only 15% of humans are negative carriers to all mutations tested for and just because you’re a carrier doesn’t mean you have the disease or will ever develop it. You will be required to take the same genetics panel as your selected Egg Donor, and once you're tested as well, you’ll know exactly where you stand. There are many donors who have already gone through this process, so you'll know all this information upfront. However, if you choose a first-time donor, she'll need to take these necessary steps before moving forward. If your selected Egg Donor is a carrier of any mutations tested for and you happen to be a carrier of the same, you may need to select another Egg Donor, this is considered a genetic mismatch. For this reason, we always advise our Intended Parents to have their top 3 Egg Donors interests selected in order of preference. If you and your selected Egg Donor do not carry the same mutations, it is considered a genetic match.

Additionally, an Egg Donor must have no outstanding family history of severe health problems with genetic causes.

Physical Appearance
This is not for any superficial reasons…. Physical traits matter!

Do you want the Egg Donor to be tall? Do you want a higher chance of your green or blue eyes to come through in your child(ren)? Do you desire similar appearance or personality traits? The incredible thing about choosing an Egg Donor is that you can set up your future child(ren) for a healthy future. This is a great blessing, not all parent(s) get to do.

Education
Considering the education of your Egg Donor is very normal. Often Intended Parent(s) require a higher education or for the Egg Donor to at least be pursuing a higher education. When it comes to the intelligence of the Egg Donor you can select who you’d like to mix your genes with. However, when choosing an Egg Donor with high levels of education, you are also limiting your selection. If you’re fine with any degree of education if they have a high school qualification or some college behind them, you’ll open up more options for yourself. Also, we very often see very bright and naturally intelligent Egg Donors being overlooked because they do not have a physical degree. You are welcome should it put your mind at ease to request your selected Egg Donor completes a formal IQ test, this test will be done at the Intended Parent(s) expense. We know most of our Egg Donors very well and are able to give our Intended Parent(s) some valuable added insight in to their top 3 Egg Donor interests.

Learn more about your Egg Donor through a short video or a video call intro
Though not all of our Egg Donors are open to this, ask for a short video of your top 3 Egg Donor interests. A video helps to paint more of a picture for you vs profile and photos. A video could help seal the deal and confirm your no 1 top interest. Should you wish to get to know your potential Egg Donor a little better, request a video intro call where you can have the opportunity to converse with her. For these video calls, someone from our Eggspecting, Inc team will always be present. Again, not all Egg Donors are open to these videos/video calls, but when it comes to choosing your Egg Donor, it is always worth asking.

Take your finances in to account:
Each cycle is unique. Each Egg Donor is unique. There are a many different factors that determine a Donors compensation. These factors include, but are not limited to, country Donor resides in, country of retrieval currency, laws and regulations, prior Donor experience & donation history, Donor exclusivity. In some cases where an Egg Donor, to give you some examples has, rare unique characteristics, education levels & qualifications, or outstanding achievements, compensations can be higher. Typically, our USA based Egg Donor compensations start from $5000 USD up to $10 000 USD, in some cases $11 000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Our South Africa based Egg Donor compensations start from $3000 USD to $5000 USD, in some cases $6000+ USD, per completed retrieval. Compensation increases by $500 per cycle completed through Eggspecting, Inc.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Our first recommendation to you is to not freeze oocytes only (the egg only). The difference in overall success can be drastically reduced with this method.

It is always best to freeze embryos. Frozen eggs are not as hearty or stable as frozen embryos and often you lose between 20-50% of your frozen eggs upon the thaw. Whereas when eggs are retrieved fresh and fertilized within 2 hours of being removed from the Egg Donors body, the Embryologist then thaws these all out to day 5 and then freezes blastocysts. Blasts have a 99.99% chance of surviving thaws when ready to do implantation. We will explain and discuss this in depth on a phone call or Zoom consult.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
Should this be something you desire, we can absolutely match you with an Egg Donor who is open to this. We have different types of cycles: Anonymous, semi open/known, full open/known.

Full open/known: All parties have comfortably and mutually decided prior to contract formation that Donor and Intended Parent(s) will exchange contact details and last names thus removing the anonymous nature of the cycle and allowing for future contact amongst parties without aid of Eggspecting. This type of cycle is desirable by Intended Parent(s) who want to give their child(ren) option of contacting the Egg Donor in the far future. This in no way means that the Egg Donor is required to be a part of the child(ren) life.

Semi open/known: Contracts are first name only. Egg Donor and Intended Parent(s) meet either by phone call, video call, in person, or combination of these. A representative from Eggspecting is usually present in all these potential situations. This is a chance for the Egg Donor and the Intended Parent(s) to get to know each other while still maintaining privacy; and there is no exchange of any contact details. Often Intended Parent(s) will want to video call with their potential Egg Donor interests before final selection or have a short in person meeting during the Egg Donor retrieval trip.
All egg donations coordinated by Eggspecting require an egg donation contract between the Donor and Intended Parent(s). This contract will address important legal implications pertaining to the egg donation agreement, including the legal responsibility of both parties, compensation agreement terms, ownership of eggs resulting from the donation, etc. The Donor and Intended Parent(s) must be represented by independent Attorneys, who will draft and carefully review the egg donation contract for them, explain their legal rights, and address any legal concerns they may have regarding the egg donation procedure. Eggspecting has good working relationships with many Attorneys who specialize in third-party reproductive law and can refer Intended Parent(s) and Donors to these Attorneys, who offer special discounted rates to Eggspecting clients. Intended Parent(s) may alternatively opt to utilize their own legal counsel for the purposes of the egg donation contract if they prefer to do so. We will explain and discuss this in depth on a phone call or Zoom consult.

As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns you might have at any point in your decision-making process. If you’re wondering about something we haven’t mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to speak with us.

Testimonials

I would definitely recommend Eggspecting! Carrie and Bronwyn were incredibly helpful and comforting throughout our journey. Whenever we had a question or concern, they were always right there to assist us or guide us in the right direction. Always super fast with getting back to you, excellent communication. Eggspecting makes the process simple, at a time when things can feel overwhelming. We only had very positive experiences with Eggspecting and everyone they introduced us to.
Anonymous
Intended Parent
"Your staff at Eggspecting is top notch. Everyone I talked to or communicated with was professional and answered all my questions to my satisfaction, even above and beyond my expectations. I never once felt nervous or anxious about any part of the process. You did a wonderful job of walking me through the entire process. I had a great experience."
Anonymous
Egg Donor