What led you to become an Egg Donor?
I was led to become a donor after following a friends story about becoming a surrogate. I couldn’t do surrogacy myself, but I’m not attached to my eggs. I couldn’t imagine my life without my son or someone telling me I couldn’t have my own children naturally. I would go through the IVF process myself if I had to, so I wanted to do what I could to help.
Who was your most significant support person throughout your journey?
My biggest supporter was my boyfriend. He did everything he could to take care of me, my son and our home during the process, especially recovery.
What made you choose to be an anonymous donor, instead of open or semi-open?
I decided anonymous because I wanted the family to have their privacy. I didn’t want them to feel like they had any obligation to me. I also didn’t want the intended mother to feel less of a woman about her child carrying my DNA over hers as it will be her child not mine. I look at it as I gave her a piece to her puzzle in building the family she wanted.
Any advice for women who are interested in becoming an Egg Donor?
To anyone interested I would say do your research and ask every big or small question you may have. Every person is different too so don’t just ask one person ask everyone that can help.
The staff at FSC did a great job answering any of my questions, being there when I needed something and guiding me along the way.