Become an Egg Donor2024-06-12T16:39:22-05:00

Become a TeamFSC
Egg Donor

It is an amazingly selfless deed to be an Egg Donor. Thanks to compassionate women who have stepped forward to assist those who cannot achieve pregnancy otherwise, the dreams of countless parents around the world have been fulfilled.

Becoming a TeamFSC Egg Donor

Family Source would be honored to be your guide as you become an Egg Donor for a deserving couple or individual. You are doing something of tremendous magnitude—creating a life that could not have otherwise been created—for those who are unable to conceive without your help.

It is an amazingly selfless deed to be an Egg Donor. Thanks to compassionate young women who have stepped forward to assist those who cannot achieve pregnancy otherwise, the dreams of countless parents around the world have been fulfilled.

Our very own Family Source team includes staff members who have had the amazing and fulfilling experience of being an egg donor, both closed and open, as well as being a recipient of donor eggs. Our personal and professional experiences enable us to be acutely aware of all that is involved in this process, both medically and emotionally.

We are incredibly grateful that the process of egg donation is a possibility today, and we thank you for your generous spirit in offering this incredible gift!

Egg Donor Compensation

Eligible candidates will receive a minimum of $10,000 per egg donation cycle.
This amount will vary, based on prior experience.

100% Chinese and Taiwanese Donors receive $12,000 as a first-time Donor.

Egg Donation Requirements

Family Source requires that potential Egg Donors meet the below criteria to be considered for our Egg Donor Program.

  • Be between the ages of 20-30

  • Be overall healthy

  • Have a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 18-28

  • Have a minimum of a GED (higher education preferred)

  • Be willing to take medications via injection

  • No nicotine or illegal drug use

  • Have had a pap-smear within the last two years – results must be normal

  • Know at least one half of your genetic make-up/family medical history

  • Have reliable transportation (You will have several appointments as you get closer to the retrieval date)

  • Have a genuine desire to assist a couple or individual in creating or adding to their family

Egg Donation Step-by-Step

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are Egg Donors compensated?2023-11-30T15:32:11-06:00

A first time Egg Donor with TeamFSC can expect to receive a minimum compensation of $10,000. An experienced Egg Donor may receive additional. In addition, all expenses (travel, attorney, medical costs) incurred by the Egg Donor during the process will be covered by the recipient parents.

100% Chinese and Taiwanese Donors receive $12,000 as a first-time Donor.

Family Source Consultants complies with SART guidelines which state that Donors will not be paid compensation over $10,000 under any circumstance.

How long does the Egg Donation process take?2024-07-01T09:06:24-05:00

Once chosen as an egg donor, a cycle takes approximately four weeks. During a two-week period, you’ll visit the clinic approximately seven times for ultrasound monitoring and blood tests. These morning appointments generally take less than 30 minutes each. An egg retrieval procedure typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes. It is performed under sedation so you will be comfortable and asleep during the procedure. After the retrieval, you will spend some time in recovery before being discharged, usually within a couple of hours.

Who will use my eggs if I become an Egg Donor?2024-07-01T09:10:28-05:00

Donor eggs are used by diverse individuals and couples needing assistance conceiving. Some common situations where donor eggs are required include:

  1. Older Women with Age-Related Fertility Decline: As women age, their fertility naturally decreases, making it more challenging to conceive using their eggs.
  2. Younger Women with Early Ovarian Failure or Insufficiency: Some women experience premature ovarian failure or insufficiency, which affects their ability to produce viable eggs.
  3. Same-Sex Male Couples or Single Males: Donor eggs are essential for same-sex male couples or single men who wish to have biological children.
  4. Certain Rare Genetic Conditions: Sometimes, donor eggs are necessary to avoid passing rare genetic conditions to offspring.

These individuals and couples turn to egg donation to fulfill their dreams of building a family.

Does FSC withhold taxes on Surrogate or Egg Donor compensation?2024-06-27T17:46:52-05:00

FSC does not withhold taxes or issue 1099 forms for compensation received as a Surrogate or Egg Donor.

Family Source Consultants recommends that Surrogates and Egg Donors consult with their accountants regarding any tax-related questions.

What are the different types of Egg Donation?2022-03-04T14:31:24-06:00

Whether you are an Egg Donor or Recipient Parents, we know that determining the type of egg donation with which you are comfortable is an important and personal decision. Our staff has first-hand knowledge of the pros and cons surrounding the different types of egg donation relationships, and we are happy to discuss our own personal experiences with you.

Closed Donation – The Recipient Parent/s will typically choose an Egg Donor who has similar physical and personal characteristics or perhaps particular traits that are appealing for various reasons. The Donor’s identity will be kept confidential; any information identifying her will not be given to the Recipient/s. The Recipient/s will, however, be able to view all pertinent information including medical and genetic history, physical description, photographs of the potential Donor, and photographs of her child/ren if she’s willing to share them. In an anonymous donation, the Recipient(s) will have important information about you, but you will never meet or know each other’s names. Many Recipient Parents and Egg Donors choose the anonymous route because they are most comfortable with this type of arrangement for many valid reasons.

Semi-Open Donation – This is an alternative that offers somewhat of a middle-ground solution in choosing anonymous vs. open egg donation. Oftentimes, Recipient Parents do not feel comfortable with anonymous donation because they would prefer to have the option of contacting the woman who shared her genetics with their child/ren. Additionally, many Recipient Parents would not feel comfortable with a totally open donation. With a semi-open relationship, the Recipient Parent/s have been given the Donor’s profile information, but do not necessarily know her last name, address and other detailed information. Similarly, the Egg Donor will be given basic information about the Recipient Parents, but will not necessarily know more specific information as she would in an open donation situation. The Recipient/s and the Egg Donor may decide to chat via telephone or e-mail, for example, but there will not necessarily be a commitment to stay in touch after the egg donation has occurred. The benefit to semi-known vs. anonymous, however, is that enough general information is exchanged so that the Recipient Parent/s know their Egg Donor (and vice versa) on a basic level, and can contact her if they have any questions and such. With a semi-open donation, the Egg Donor will most likely be informed about the results of the egg retrieval and whether or not a pregnancy occurs.

Open Donation – In an open donation arrangement, all parties have agreed to completely disclose information about each other, including last names, addresses, occupations, etc. The Recipient Parents and the Egg Donor, in this case, will sometimes decide to meet in person before the egg retrieval takes place, and if not possible due to logistics (location or scheduling conflicts) there will at least be conversations via email and/or telephone. In this type of arrangement, everyone is mutually interested in maintaining contact—potentially throughout the life of the child/ren born via the donation. An open donation may also occur because the Recipient Parents have a friend, a sister, or another relative who has offered to help them. Regardless of whether the Egg Donor is known previously, or whether she is someone the Recipient Parents have been matched with via Family Source, it is most important that all parties have discussed their long-term expectations of the relationship. For example, the Donor and Recipient Parent/s should discuss who they plan to tell and when. Additionally, and even more importantly, everyone must be on the same page in regards to what the Donor’s future relationship will be with the child/ren. There are certainly many issues to consider when going the open donation route, but open (or open/known) egg donation can be a wonderfully positive experience for the Recipient Parent/s, the Egg Donor, and any future children that may result.

How many times can I be an Egg Donor?2024-07-01T09:23:16-05:00

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has established guidelines regarding the maximum number of egg donation cycles an egg donor can undergo in their lifetime. According to their recommendations, egg donors should participate in no more than six egg donation cycles throughout their lifetime.

Why do women become Egg Donors? Am I a good candidate for becoming an Egg Donor?2024-07-01T09:23:53-05:00

Women typically become Egg Donors due to a genuine desire to help infertile couples or individuals conceive. Many are inspired by empathy for friends, co-workers, or relatives who have faced infertility or pregnancy loss. Motivated by a strong sense of compassion, others are driven to assist once they learn about egg donation.

Prospective Egg Donors should be healthy, responsible, committed, and familiar with their family’s health history. While physical appearance can influence selection, Recipient Parents often prioritize personality traits, hobbies, interests, and intellect. Compensation is an added incentive, but Family Source believes it should not be the primary motivator.

In summary, egg donation offers personal gratification and financial compensation for women who do not view their eggs as offspring, are healthy with attractive mental or physical traits, are willing to follow an intense medication protocol, and have support from a spouse, partner, friend, or family member.

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