The Egg Donor Process
Become an Egg Donor
We are looking for empowered women between the ages of 21-32 who want to help create a family for someone who need them. So many people need to explore the option of egg donation because that is the missing piece to complete their family. Can you be the miracle they are searching for?
Do I Qualify?
- Are you a woman between the ages of 21 – 32?
- Is your BMI above 18 and below 35?
- Are you in good general health?
- Are you willing to travel?
- Are you a Non-smoker?
- Are you drug-free?
If you answered ‘YES’ to all these questions, you are almost there!!
Is Egg Donation Legal?
Egg donation in Canada is 100% legal. While you cannot be paid for your services, you can be reimbursed for all your costs, including travel expenses, childcare, lost wages, health & wellness, recovery time, and much more.
Egg Donor’s are reimbursed $5,000 – $8,000 on average per donation.
Who needs a Donor?
- LGBTQ community
- Cancer survivors
- Single Intended Parents
- Unexplained Infertility
- Woman with genetic conditions
- Early menopause
What are the Steps to the process?
Apply to Qualify
You must fill out our initial questionnaire or application to be reviewed by our staff. This tells us if you qualify to move ahead to next steps.
Consultation with IVF Nurse
We schedule a time for you to speak with our IVF Nurse Coordinator in order to review your application, discuss the procedures from start to finish, and ask all questions about medications, protocol, timelines, and risks.
Finding your special Intended Parent(s) is the most exciting part! This can be a wait game as our clients review what they are looking for in a donor. But when you find the right couple it will be all worth it.
Your match sheet will be sent to the IPs fertility clinic and reviewed by the Third Party team. You will meet with the nurse and coordinator to discuss the medical screening that includes bloodwork for genetic screening, hormone levels and infectious diseases. Then you will have an ultrasound of your ovaries to ensure everything is healthy inside. These test results usually take a month to get back.
Counselling & Legals
You will have a session with a social worker via zoom and the report will be sent to the clinic. Contracts will be drafted by the IPs fertility lawyer and then reviewed with you and your lawyer (assigned by us). Once the contracts are signed by both parties you are ready for cycling!
The medications can differ depending on the clinic, but generally the two main medications are: Follicle Stimulation Hormones (FHS or Gonadotropin). FHS stimulates the ovaries and causes them to produce more follicles than you normally mature every month.
IVF Trigger shot: Allows the follicles to mature and begins the ovulation sequence before the retrieval procedure.
The procedure will take place within 35 hours of the trigger shot. It will be done at the fertility clinic that has your IPs embryos. The follicles (the sac that contains each egg) can be seen on an ultrasound. You’ll be sedated for the retrieval and shouldn’t feel any pain.
What happens after the retrieval?
The eggs are placed in culture dishes and fertilized with the sperm. They are cultured for 3-5 days and then frozen for insemination later. A good retrieval produces 10-30 eggs.
You cannot drive for 24 hours after the procedure. You will need to rest for the day as you will feel drowsy. As long as there are no complications (which is rare), you can go back to your normal routine within 2 days.