Egg donation is a process where a woman donates her eggs to someone else to use to create an embryo. The eggs can be fertilized by sperm from the father that will raise the child or by donor sperm. The resulting embryo can be transferred to the intended mother or to a surrogate. The egg donor can be a friend or relative of the intended parents or a compensated donor.
- Number and variety of donors
- Success rate
- Geographic location of donor
- Typical number of eggs
- Possibility of genetic siblings
- Future contact with donor
Creating a Family has many resources on egg donation. Some we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- Why Should Donor-Conceived Families Be Publicly Embarrassed? (blog post)
- When to Choose Egg Donation (guest blog post)
- Disclosing Donor Conception to our Kids (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- LGBTQ+ Parenting (Part 1): Surrogacy (1 hr. podcast w/ expert)
- Should You Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs (1 hr. podcast w/ experts)
Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on using donor eggs can be found at the icons below.
Sources: Creating a Family radio shows listed below, www.sart.org
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