Meet D!

“FSC has taken care of me for years. I have gained dear friends, I have never felt alone or forgotten, and I have always felt that they truly care about me and my well-being. I have heard of other organizations that treat you like a number–and then move on. Not FSC. I am so glad to be a part of this team and to have them in my life.”

Q. What led you to become an Egg Donor?

Women of a certain age get asked and told these questions and statements all the time: When are you having children? Are you trying? You know you should soon as your clock is ticking. (And if you say no, or no not yet) oh, don’t worry. You’ll change your mind. What many of these people don’t realize is that none of this is their business and no one but you or you and your partner should have a say in if or when you have children. They also don’t realize that maybe you are trying, and have been for a long time. They don’t know that you have tried every single test and procedure to get pregnant and it’s still not working. And they don’t know that this hurts you more than anything in the world to be asked and told by people what you should do, when everything you should do is a can’t.

I donate because I have seen people close to me with these struggles. I want the stigma of infertility to end, and end NOW. No woman or man should be made to feel shame in themselves for trying alternative ways of conception. I love donation more than anything, as I am helping make their dreams into a reality when all seems lost. I can help people who cannot biologically have children by becoming one of the perfect pieces to complete their puzzle.

Q. Who was your largest support person(s) throughout your journey?

My husband Kyle is my biggest supporter. He gives me all of my medications and keeps track of my calendar and how I’m feeling. I honestly couldn’t have done any of this without him.

Q. What made you decide to be closed/semi-open/open with your intended parents?

At first, I was afraid of ever knowing anything about my IPs. I wanted to remain anonymous and fade into the background. Then I had the opportunity to meet a beautiful family from over seas and everything changed. I fell in love with them and truly felt that I had become a part of their journey. I honor the wishes and desires of the IPs first and foremost, but I now am more open to what I thought I never wanted to be a part of.

Q. Do you have any advice for women who are interested in becoming an Egg Donor?

This is not easy. The medications are not easy, sometimes the emotions are not easy. But you are completely taken care of. Every need you have will be addressed and assisted. Every question you have will be answered. While some days it doesn’t feel like you can do it, remember your IPs. Remember what they are going through, and that they chose YOU. You are their miracle, and yes, you CAN do it!!!

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Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.