18 Key Questions to Ask Egg Donor Programs

Choosing the right egg donor program will take time and research. As you consider programs, ask the relevant questions from the list below. Keep records of each program’s answers to help you make your final decision.

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  • How long has your egg donor program been in operation?
  • How do you recruit egg donors? Will you work with a donor we’ve found?
  • What is your live birth rate?
  • Is counseling provided for the donor? For her partner?
  • What medical screenings do you perform?
  • What are the average costs? What is the fee payment structure? What services do those fees cover?
  • Will we be matched with a donor, or can we select the donor? On the basis of what criteria?
  • Do you allow for contact with the donor?
  • Will the egg retrieval take place on-site, or do you work with local physicians and hospitals?
  • Are all eggs from one donor used for one recipient or are the eggs split between recipients? If they are split how are they divided? Is there a primary recipient and a secondary recipient?
  • How many eggs are guaranteed to a recipient, and, if there are fewer, is the fee reduced?
  • How is the recipient protected in the event a donor does not take her meds or drops out of the program?
  • Do you freeze extra embryos?
  • What type of legal counsel is offered to us and to the donor?
  • Do you require that all parties enter into a donor agreement?
  • Do you maintain medical histories of the donors or the children?
  • Do you have a registry for the donor and the child to exchange information when the child reaches maturity?
  • May I speak with a few current or past clients?

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