Meet Egg Donor 984!

What led you to become an Egg Donor?

I wanted to do something bigger than myself. I truly wanted to do something meaningful in my life and make a difference. I know there are so many people out there who want nothing more than their own family and they need help. I decided to become an egg donor at one of the lowest points in my life. I became unemployed unexpectedly and felt as though I hit rock bottom. I felt like I didn’t have a purpose and I was struggling to keep up with my bills. I went online and saw a few ads for egg donation and that’s when everything clicked. This was something that I could potentially do that would have a tremendous impact on someone. Something I could do that could give a family the miracle they have so long prayed for. Being an egg donor would give me the sense of fulfillment I was searching for and would be the lifeline to pull me up from rock bottom. I have always wanted to help others and this was the most perfect way to do that. Being an egg donor in a sense, saved me.

Who was the most significant support person(s) throughout your journey?

My Mom certainly played the biggest part in my egg donor journey. She was such a great role model to look up to when I needed advice or just someone to vent to. She understood some of the things I was feeling while taking the hormones and recovering from the procedure. It was so comforting to know I had someone there who knew what to do and how to make me feel better. After the procedure, she made sure I had everything I needed so that I could recover and be healthy again. From buying me heating pads, pain medicine, hot soup, my favorite latte, and comfort foods like mac and cheese, she went above and beyond to make me feel normal again. I can honestly say that my mom is my best friend and my biggest supporter; there is no way I could have done this without her.

How did you choose which type of egg donation you’d like (closed/open/semi-open)? Why did you choose this type?

I chose to do whatever the parent chose. It didn’t matter to me what option they picked, whether it was closed, semi-open, or open; I wanted to do whatever the parents thought was best for them. I knew I would be okay with whatever amount of information I received regarding the egg donation or the child. At the end of the day, all I want is what’s best for the parents and they are the only ones who will know what is best for them. I want parents to know that I am perfectly content with whatever decision they make when it comes to choosing which relationship they want with their donor. I wouldn’t want to turn anyone away who wants help creating their own family.

What advice would you offer to someone who is interested in becoming an egg donor?

If you are even thinking about doing it, do it. It is by far one of the greatest feelings you will ever experience. Just knowing that you could potentially help give someone the family they have been dreaming of is truly incredible. If you are wanting to give someone the greatest gift they could ever receive, this is it. If you are feeling as though you could do more, or have a deep desire to help others, going on this journey is the most tremendous thing you can do to fill that void. My advice is to take a deep breath and take the plunge if you are truly considering it. It’s ok to be a little scared or hesitant but I promise you that the journey will be worth it. It’s a long road with many appointments, injections, and phone calls but in the end, you will feel the most amazing sensation of fulfillment and know that you have accomplished something remarkable.

Do you know the outcome of your donation? How do you feel about the outcome?

I know that I was able to give my parents 15 potential miracles. I am beyond excited for them; just hearing how much they are “over the moon” excited and grateful for what I was able to do makes me feel giddy every time I think about it.

How do you feel about your experience working with Family Source Consultants?

Working with Family Source Consultants has been an amazing experience and the team has made me feel like I am a part of their family. We had a few bumps in the road along the way but my team of coordinators did such an amazing job keeping things on track as much as they could and keeping me in the loop. They truly made me feel so special and I can’t get over how kind and thoughtful my entire team was. They truly care about what they do and what you are doing for their couples. After my first donation, there is no doubt in my mind that I would love to do this again with Family Source Consultants.

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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.