I initially decided to be an egg donor after a friend of mine donated her eggs. She described the process as rewarding and relatively painless. It made me think of all the trouble and years of waiting that my aunt went through trying to adopt a child after her and her husband couldn’t conceive. I wanted to help other couples or individuals start their family.
Who was your largest support person(s) throughout your journey?
My husband was the biggest supporter of my decision to become an egg donor. He fully supported my decision and was with me every step of the way, helping with the injections and rubbing my back when I had cramps.
What made you decide to be closed/semi-open/open with your Intended-Parents?
I decided to leave this decision up to the intended-parents. I wanted to be able to either provide support and answer questions or give them the privacy they needed. Each donation process is so different and unique, I wanted to be as flexible as I could be with each donation.
Do you have advice for woman who are interested in becoming an Egg Donor?
It’s an incredible and rewarding process! My advice would be to always keep an open mind to each IP and donation. You’ll meet incredible people and form surprising friendships in the process.
The people at Family Source Consultants have been beyond amazing. It’s rare to meet people who genuinely love what they do so much. They’re there for you every step of the way during the donation and they’re even there to offer advice and answer questions after hours and on the weekends. I’ve made some wonderful friends through the donor lunches they sponsor and it always feels like I’m hearing from a friend every time I get an email from one of them. I can’t say it enough, the people at FSC are amazing.
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