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How Does International Surrogacy Los Angeles Work?

If you are interested in international surrogacy, there are certainly some things to consider before making a commitment to this journey. Just as it is always important to understand the domestic surrogacy process, it is absolutely crucial to understand the legal ramifications of international surrogacy, the risks, and everything you should expect before signing any contract.

Whether you are trying to become a parent through surrogacy or you want to become a surrogate, it is important to talk to a surrogacy agency before making any final decisions. Only a surrogacy agency in Los Angeles can give you the most accurate information about the process, inform you of any requirements, and provide insights that can be helpful.

Here are some of the most basic pieces of information:

Being A Surrogate in California

If you are currently a legal resident of the United States, it is much easier to become a surrogate than you may think – but that doesn’t mean it is without rules and regulations. There are well-enforced regulations that a surrogacy agency or fertility clinic will have to follow to ensure that the surrogacy is safe and legal.

The United States has fantastic programs that allow for proper financial reimbursement for pregnancy-related expenses and care in many states, including for surrogates in California. Some countries do not have these guarantees, and it can be somewhat difficult to get everything a surrogate needs to be safe and comfortable. There are also laws in place in California and the United States to protect single intended parents and LGBTQIA intended parents. 

In general, a domestic surrogacy plan will always be a better choice than an international one. Within the United States (and particularly in California), there are plenty of high quality, safe, experienced surrogacy agencies and professionals that can help you – no matter which side of the equation you are on in the surrogacy journey.

International Surrogacy Laws

In many countries that aren’t the United States, surrogacy is still a relatively controversial practice – especially in countries where it isn’t understood or regulated. It is important to only look into surrogacy in countries where it is legal to be an international surrogate – and that isn’t many of them. This is not only to protect yourself but also the baby that results from the process.

If you work with an international surrogacy agency, you should choose one that is experienced in the laws of the country you are working in and also seek out a lawyer in that country. If you do not speak the language of that country extremely well, you will also want to hire a certified translator to help you in every situation.

It is important to know that international surrogacy laws not only vary widely, but they also change frequently. They have become increasingly more restrictive over the years, and what was legal just a few months ago may not be anymore. In particular, Southeast Asian countries were once popular choices for international surrogacy, but they have become more and more strict – with some countries completely outlawing it. At the same time, many countries only allow altruistic surrogacy or surrogacy that does not require compensation. That’s why it is important to work with a surrogacy agency that you can trust. 

As the United States allows for anyone to complete the surrogacy process (with some regulations on who can safely be a surrogate) and allows that surrogate to be compensated, the United States is actually the top destination for international surrogacy. The laws that are in place are strict, but help to regulate the safety of the process.

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Surrogacy Los Angeles Consultation: What You Should Know

A surrogacy Los Angeles consultation helps potential intended parents work their way through their own surrogacy journey, getting personalized information about what the process will be, how everything works, and to better understand the role of the surrogacy agency. Before signing on with any agency, it is important to schedule a surrogacy consultation to see if it is a good fit. 

Intended parents will likely have questions about surrogacy in general – but before that, they may feel apprehension about the actual consultation. Let us ease your mind a bit.

Just What Is A Surrogacy Consultation?

A surrogacy consultation is 2-2.5 hour meeting between a surrogacy agency and intended parents. It may also include doctors, administrative team members, lawyers, and even past surrogates and intended parents. This meeting is truly comprehensive and covers many of the major questions. However, it is still common to have questions after this meeting.

There are also informational sessions both in-person and online that you may want to consider if you are just in the starting stages of the process. 

How In-depth Are The Questions?

If you have questions that are in-depth, feel free to write them down and get ready to ask them. A surrogacy agency should be an open book and willing to answer – and back up – everything that they say. 

As far as answering questions, a surrogacy agency may ask some fairly personal questions to determine if this is a good path for you. Surrogacy should be personalized – the more open and honest you are with the questions, the better your experience will be. 

When Should I Schedule A Surrogacy Los Angeles Consultation?

Most people tend to have their initial consultation about 2 years in advance, but the timeline can be shorter. Most people are talking to a few surrogacy agencies and trying to choose the one that makes the most sense for them. However, we encourage building a relationship early.

Remember that an initial consultation is not a commitment to do anything in particular. We know that people are just looking for information. This is a serious undertaking and requires quite a bit of discovery, discussion, and dissection. The initial consultation should be just a stepping stone. You may need time to make your decision, get your financials in order, or talk to other agencies.

Why Should We Do A Consultation?

The benefits of meeting with a surrogacy agency for an initial consultation are that you get information about the process, costs, and the agency itself. You will also get the chance to share your story and allow the people within the agency to get to know you a bit better. This can help with matching you, handling your case, and even as you grow as a family. Most importantly, you will see if the agency is a good fit for you or not. Do you share the same image for your journey?  Is the staff friendly? Did you get a good feeling? These may seem simplistic, but you can get the answers to these questions fairly quickly during a surrogacy consultation.

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Finding the right fit can be quite difficult, and as this is a big decision to make, taking all the time you need to make those decisions is imperative. We are here for you whenever you make that choice. We are happy to give you more information now or schedule your consultation.

Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

Do You Want to be a Surrogate: Questions Potential Surrogates Are Afraid To Ask

If you are thinking about becoming a surrogate mother, it is highly likely that you have many questions and concerns. This isn’t something that someone should undertake lightly: you want to look at it from every angle. Before you get started, it is important to understand the commitment and process of surrogacy.

Here are some of the questions that surrogates are often afraid to ask:

What is the difference between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy?

This is one of the most confusing aspects of surrogacy. In the United States (and in most countries around the world), what most people think of as traditional surrogacy doesn’t exist. In traditional surrogacy, the genetic material used to create the baby is that of the surrogate mother. In gestational surrogacy, which is what most agencies use, the surrogate becomes pregnant using the eggs of either the intended mother or through egg donation, not her own.

What are the benefits of becoming a surrogate?

While we certainly want people who want to become a surrogate out of the goodness of their hearts, it is also important that you understand there are benefits. In addition to financial compensation, you will feel a deep sense of satisfaction from helping another family. This is one of the most selfless ways to give to another person. Many people will form life-long relationships with the families that they work with – and create friendships with other surrogates.

What are the risks of becoming a surrogate?

There are some risks associated with being a surrogate, including all of the common medical risks that come with pregnancy. Your surrogacy professional and the fertility specialist that you work with will help you to understand these risks. You will be compensated according to this risk and for any complication that may arise during the process.

In addition to physical risks, there may be some emotional risks involved. While most surrogates have enough support throughout the process that they do not have any problems, they can occur. 

How much contact will I have with the intended parents?

It is up to you to determine how much contact you will have with the intended parents (IPs). Most intended parents do want to be a part of the process and want to receive updates as often as possible. This is how the long-term bonds can be formed that will last far after the baby is born. However, it is possible to have a limited amount of contact as well.

How many embryos are transferred?

The number of embryos that will be transferred to you will be predetermined and outlined within the surrogacy contract. It will also list how many transfer attempts you will complete. If you are comfortable carrying multiples, you may get two or three embryos transferred at a time. Once again, this is all about your choices.

What happens if I don’t become pregnant?

If you do not become pregnant, there are no repercussions for you. You will not start receiving base compensation until you are pregnant, but you will not have to pay any sort of fine or face financial repercussions. If everything still looks healthy and good, you will be able to proceed with another try.

What happens after the baby is born?

After the baby is born, the surrogates will have full control over the birthing process. Once the baby is born, the intended parents will have full parental rights. It is likely for you to feel a mixture of emotions, and you will have support after the birth and when you start to heal. 

From there, you will always share a very important connection with the intended parents and the child. You may choose to maintain an ongoing relationship with the family as the child grows or you may choose to move on with your life. In some cases, the surrogate may work with the family again.

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Surrogate Mother, Surrogate, Gestational Carrier: Which Term is Correct?

For those that want to become a surrogate, there are some common questions we see – mostly about what the proper term for a surrogate is: Surrogate Mother, Surrogate, or Gestational Carrier? There is a lot of misinformation out there about the surrogacy process. When talking to people, it might not seem important to use the correct terminology, but it is. The use of proper language can help to abate some of the fears and prejudices associated with surrogacy. It can help to make people more comfortable and educated on the topic – much of the stigma comes from a lack of education and understanding. 

The conversation really circles around two terms: “Gestational Carrier” and “Surrogate Mother.” While they may sound the same, there is actually quite a bit of meaning behind those different words. Wherever you are within your own surrogacy journey, whether you are considering becoming a surrogate or you want to become a parent through surrogacy, having the right language is important. 

What is the Difference Between A “Gestational Carrier” and A “Surrogate Mother”?

There are a few different terms that you may come across when research surrogacy: gestational carrier, surrogate mother, and surrogate. They all describe the same thing: a woman who carries a child for intended parents. Her journey is protected by the people around her, lawyers, doctors, and, hopefully, a surrogacy agency. She may receive compensation, health care, and supplies to help her through her surrogacy. When people talk about these women, they will typically use one of the terms previously mentioned. There are two ways for a woman to become a surrogate – she can be a traditional surrogate, where she uses her own eggs through a donation process. This method is rarely used anymore. Most commonly, women will be gestational surrogates where they are not genetically related to the baby. Eggs will either come from one of the intended parents or through an egg donor.

However, it is important to note that there is a massive difference between the terms “gestational carrier” and “surrogate mother” and that most professionals will only use one of them. Most professionals will use “gestational carrier” because it clears up any confusion about genetics. A gestational carrier will have no DNA shared with the baby, so calling her a “surrogate mother” seems inappropriate. Most legal and medical documents will utilize this term as well. 

Why Is Terminology So Important?

As mentioned, it is important to use precise vocabulary when talking about surrogacy. Gestational pregnancy explains itself within the term: it helps people understand that the surrogate is not genetically related to the child she is carrying. Surrogate pregnancy, however, or even surrogate mother, is a bit more complicated and cloudy. 

Now, times have changed and we are moving into a future where people don’t immediately think that the surrogate is carrying a baby with her own DNA – at least in the United States. This isn’t as self-explanatory in other countries where surrogacy is not as common.

At the end of the day, the best term to use is whatever is comfortable for the surrogate, the intended parents, and their families. What are you comfortable using? From there, everyone will be able to get on the same page. 

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Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today. We can help you through the process and explain every step of the way so that you never feel lost or alone – we know this is complicated, and we are here to make it easier.

Apply to be a Surrogate in CA: Why is BMI Important?

Most women who want to be surrogates need to fall into a specific range when it comes to their BMI (Body Mass Index). This range helps to determine whether or not a woman is of a “healthy” weight and while it isn’t always the most accurate measurement, it is one of the best things we have to determine whether or not a woman is at a healthy weight.

No matter what, weight matters when you are pregnant. There are many women who are overweight that have a straightforward pregnancy and birth. However, there is a risk of complications when a woman is overweight. 

What is BMI?

BMI is your body mass index, which is a term that explains your weight in relation to your height. A healthy BMI is considered above an 18.5 and less than 25 on the BMI scale. Someone is considered to be overweight if their BMI is between 25 and 29.9. If someone has a BMI over 30, they are considered obese.

Almost one in five pregnant women will have a BMI over 30 at the start of their pregnancy – some will have complications and some will not.

What are the risks of a higher BMI during pregnancy?

Being overweight (with a BMI over 25) can be detrimental to pregnancy. In general, the higher the BMI, the more risks there are. Some of the risks of being pregnant with a higher BMI are:

  • Thrombosis (getting a blood clot in your legs)
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Neural tube defects
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Complications during labor

For surrogates, most surrogacy agencies aren’t willing to put the surrogates in danger of any of these complications, nor are they willing to put the baby through the complications. In general, for women who are overweight and then become pregnant, they are also likely to experience more symptoms and problems that all women face, including morning sickness, hurting feet, back pain, and other complications.

How can BMI risks be reduced during surrogacy?

When you work with an agency to be a surrogate, they will help you to reduce some of the risks to becoming a surrogate – namely, they will give you resources and tips to get your BMI lower. They can help you to understand healthy eating and exercise.

While there is no singular BMI that people should have, and BMI doesn’t tell the whole story, we just use it as a way to gauge healthiness. For women who are a good fit for surrogacy, an agency can help them to get to a healthy BMI before starting the process, though they can not guarantee anything.

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If you have a BMI that fits within our range and you are interested in becoming a surrogate, there is no time like the present to get started. This is such a great experience and we can help you to stay healthy throughout the pregnancy – from helping you to find fitness classes to providing you with nutrition advice. You are not in this alone and we are here to help you. 

Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

 

Breaking Down Hollywood’s Depiction of Using A Surrogate

If you are someone that is looking to be a parent and you are considering surrogacy, you may have looked to Hollywood as an example of what you will experience. While it isn’t generally a bad idea to get an idea of what to expect, Hollywood doesn’t always give the best representation. As we are a surrogacy agency located in Beverly Hills, California, we know a thing or two about Hollywood’s depiction of becoming a parent through the use of a surrogate. In films and on television, Hollywood tends to overdramatize the experience quite a bit; they can do the same thing for real-life news stories about popular celebrities that use surrogacy.

Unfortunately, these instances of overdramatization and misreporting have led to many people thinking that using a gestational surrogate is something that it isn’t.  Here are some of our favorite (and least favorite) takes on using a surrogate:

(If you are interested in finding out how being a surrogate differs from the Hollywood portrayal, read last month’s blog here.)

Celebrities Who Use Surrogacy

Many celebrities who have revealed that they used surrogacy are some of the biggest names in Hollywood – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Neil Patrick Harris, for example. Often, these A-listers make it seem like only the rich and famous can afford surrogacy. It may seem like you need to “know someone” to make it possible. This cannot be further from the truth – while many celebrities use surrogates (including many that may never reveal it), many everyday people use it as well. 

Surrogacy is an expense that you have to plan for, but it isn’t so expensive that it is restrictive. If this is important to you, it is something that is possible. Working with an agency is the best way to ensure that you are getting the treatment and care that you need – working outside of an agency can have costs that add up since you will have to outsource everything.

The Surrogacy Trap

If you mention surrogacy to many women, the first thing they think about is the Lifetime movie The Surrogacy Trap. This is a thriller movie that portrays surrogates as having dark backgrounds, criminal activity, and even drug use.

The truth is that all surrogates are thoroughly screened on multiple levels – any trusted surrogacy agency will vet every single person they work with, including egg donors and surrogates. Women are tested for drug use, have to undergo background checks, and even speak to therapists and psychiatrists before they are accepted into the surrogacy rotation. If a woman shows, in any way, that she is not fit to be a surrogate, she will not be allowed to do so.

Baby Mama

We talked about Baby Mama from a surrogacy standpoint last month, but it also shows quite a bit from the intended parent side. Tina Fey is a woman who wants to be a parent and goes through an agency to become one. It is a very funny movie, but it just isn’t accurate. Fey is expected to do way more throughout the process than would actually be expected in reality. She is responsible for housing, feeding, and even paying for random expenses for the surrogate. In reality, some altruistic intended parents do help with certain costs for the surrogate, including clothing, massages, and maybe a few gifts. However, a surrogacy agency ensures that the women chosen to be surrogates are independent and can take care of themselves. They have their own healthcare, cars, and money to buy things like food and basic needs.

Ready To Become A Parent Through Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever – it will give you a family that you will cherish. Often, Hollywood dramatizes surrogacy in the worst possible light – you hear horror stories and cautionary tales about experiences that most people will never encounter. While that may make for some great performances and plotlines, it isn’t something you should take seriously. Instead, you should talk to the people who are doing the work every single day. If you are interested in becoming a parent through surrogacy, contact EDSI today to discuss.

Using Surrogacy For The Second Time

If you are a parent who is looking to use surrogacy for the second time, you probably already know the basics about becoming a parent. You know that the surrogacy process can take some time. Many people who become a parent once through surrogacy decide to do it again, especially if they have worked with a reputable surrogacy agency. However, there are some people who did not like their experience the first time and want to find a new agency. 

Whatever your story may be, using surrogacy for the second time may feel like going through the same system all over again or it can feel brand new. The goal of any surrogacy agency, no matter where they are or how they operate, is to make this an experience to remember for the best reasons. Still, there are some things you may want to know about using surrogacy for the second time:

Using A New Agency

Using a new surrogacy agency is a bit like getting a new job in the same field. It all feels the same, but there is just something a bit different about it. While most surrogacy agencies operate in similar ways, you might notice some differences. First, there are the costs: each surrogacy agency determines its own costs. You might also notice the way you are treated is different. Some agencies try to remain sterile and a bit colder while others take a homey approach to it – you have to determine what works for you. 

The best agencies will be able to adapt to your personality and give you the support that you need – but it can always benefit you to have a frank conversation with the new agency to discuss what you want.

Using A New Surrogate

The biggest transition for people who have used a surrogate before, and are moving to a new agency or to a new surrogate, is the relationship with said surrogate. You might have grown accustomed to the way that your previous surrogate behaved and the information that you received, whether you liked it or not. Trying to forge a relationship with a new surrogate requires time. If you are an intended parent starting over with a new surrogate and she is brand new as well, you might have to go through a process to warm up to each other. If she has been a surrogate before, this process is likely to go faster. 

Work with the surrogacy agency to help you foster that relationship, whether you think you need help or not. Having an open, honest relationship with your surrogate can help to make the process that much better for everyone involved.

Using The Same Surrogate

If you plan to use the same surrogate, you first have to make sure that she is available. Sometimes, surrogates will have health changes or just decide not to go through the process again – and they are not required to do so. However, if you do plan on using the same surrogate again, know that it may cost you more money and the experience may be different. Your surrogate may not be available. 

Sometimes the same surrogate cannot get pregnant again – after all, some time has passed. Still, if you want to use the same surrogate, it is certainly possible in many cases. 

Ready To Start Your Journey?

If you are ready to start your journey as an intended parent or as a surrogate, contact EDSI today. Our goal is to make the process enjoyable and easy, whether you have already gone through the surrogate process or if you have not. The journey is a long one, so getting started as soon as you can is always the best bet. However, at EDSI, we are always here to work with you and your family.

If you are looking for a surrogacy agency in Beverly Hills, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno, Long Beach, San Jose or other areas in California, contact EDSI today.

5 Things You May Not Know About The Surrogacy Process

At first glance, the surrogacy process might be a confusing one for people who haven’t gone through it before now. And it is – especially for the people behind the scenes that are doing the medical work. However, it should not be complicated for the surrogate, the egg donor, and the intended parents. When working with a top-rated surrogacy agency in California, you should not have any questions or concerns that go unanswered.

Still, it is probable that you have some misconceptions about the process. In fact, there are probably things that you just don’t know. Here are some of the most common ones that we see:

You Can Be A Surrogate More Than Once

One thing that many people don’t realize is that many surrogates enjoy the process so much that they are surrogates again and again. Sometimes it is for the same family, and other times they are surrogates for multiple families. While women cannot be surrogates an infinite amount of times, they can go through the process a few times.

For those that have been surrogates before, they know the process and what to expect. They are also more in demand: intended parents inherently feel better when working with them. It is important to note that they also tend to make more money. 

The Surrogate Mother Doesn’t Donate Her Eggs

In the past, surrogate mothers donated their eggs as well as their uteruses for surrogacy. However, that led to some problems when the baby was born and in the post-partum process. Nowadays, the surrogate almost never uses her own eggs. Instead, an egg from the intended couple is used or an egg from an egg donor. The egg is joined with sperm (either from the intended parents or a donor) and implanted into the surrogate mother.

You May Not Get Maternity or Paternity Leave

Even just a few years ago, intended parents who used the surrogacy process to have their child didn’t get the maternity or paternity leave that their coworkers were entitled to without third party assistance. While some still don’t, the number of companies that are willing to give time off to bond with the baby after birth is increasing. This could be because the number of surrogate births is increasing or because there has been a lot of research into the fact that it is the time after the baby is born that is most impactful on creating a bond.

Surrogacy Is Only For Celebrities

It is true that there is a cost associated with surrogacy and that many of the people who get publicity for surrogacy are celebrities. However, it is not only for celebrities. In fact, the number of people who use surrogacy who are just common, everyday people is much higher than celebrities. You don’t have to be a celebrity to use surrogacy. They don’t get to jump to the front of the line with surrogacy agencies or surrogates. You get to make the choice for the surrogate that you want to work with and she gets to choose you in return. Surrogacy agencies don’t “hide away” their best surrogates and wait for someone famous. 

You Will Create A Lifelong Relationship

While surrogates do get paid, there is also a benevolent side to them. They want to help intended parents create a family. This isn’t someone who is going to hide away for nine months. Instead, the parents will be there throughout the process. They’ll get medical updates, pictures, and may even form a relationship with their surrogate. In many cases, this is a relationship that will last a lifetime. While this isn’t always the case, and the surrogate may decide to walk away once everything is over, often they are interested in keeping up some connection moving forward. If this is something that the intended parents want, they will get to choose that when they start their surrogate search.

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Surrogacy is an extremely rewarding experience that will change your life forever. If you are ready to get started on the surrogacy process, make sure to contact us today.

Why Some People Choose To Use An Egg Donor

If you are thinking about becoming an egg donor to help an infertile couple become parents, you may want to know the reasons why some people choose to become donors. Just why are egg donations in such high demand? Before you make the decision to donate your eggs in California, it is important to know why recipients need donor eggs – and why your egg donation could help make their dreams of a happy, healthy family come true.

Infertility Rates Are On The Rise

The truth is that there is no one specific cause of infertility. A woman may be perfectly capable of carrying her own pregnancy, but there may be complications with her eggs or ovaries that prevent conception. Sometimes, multiple issues can impact a woman’s fertility. These can include:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Poor egg quality
  • Ovarian problems
  • PCOS
  • Weight
  • Medications

The list goes on and on. Most frustratingly, sometimes there is no clear cut answer as to why a woman cannot get pregnant with her own eggs.

The decision to use an egg donor often comes after multiple failed attempts to use the woman’s own eggs. Sometimes, these women have simply failed to get pregnant. Other times, they have suffered the heartbreak of miscarriages. Whatever the reason for seeking out an egg donor, it is important to know that no one takes donor eggs just because they can. For many who choose to use donor eggs, it is the final stop on a journey that has been long and painful.

Eggs and a Mother’s Age

It is becoming increasingly common for women to hold off on becoming a parent until they enter their mid-30s or even later. However, this is also the time when egg quality and overall fertility decreases. This is due to the reduction in the number of viable eggs remaining in the ovaries. When a baby girl is born, she has somewhere between 1 to 2 million eggs – by the time she reaches menopause, there are only a few hundred eggs remaining. These eggs are older and have a higher rate of chromosomal anomalies, which means that the mother is more likely to have a miscarriage, if she can get pregnant at all.

With more access than ever to birth control, women are able to plan their lives how they want them to be – they can focus on careers and becoming financially secure enough to have a family. However, this also means that more women are waiting to become pregnant, so they will have struggles.

Ovarian Issues and PCOS

More and more, women are facing problems with their ovaries. Nearly 1% of women suffer from something called “Premature Ovarian Failure” which is when a woman’s ovaries stop working far sooner than expected, given her age. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is another common health issue that is impacting more and more women every year. It can make having a baby naturally almost impossible.

Genetic Disorders

For some women, they cannot use their eggs – or don’t want to risk using their eggs – because of genetically-inherent conditions. This could be genetic conditions that they do not wish to pass onto their child or because of chromosomal issues. 

While there are many steps that the medical field can take to help prevent some of these genetic issues from being passed on, sometimes it is impossible to avoid – which is why these women seek out egg donors.

Male Couples

While many couples who seek egg donors are heterosexual couples, male couples also seek egg donors. The path to fatherhood is a long one for male couples – gay people still face quite a bit of discrimination when it comes to adoption. As such, many use donor eggs to build families that have a genetic connection and to work with people who will accept them for who they are.

Ready to Become An Egg Donor?

Are you ready to be an egg donor? Contact EDSI today to get started – we will walk you through every step of the process so that you don’t feel lost or alone. Instead, you will help you to make a decision about whether or not this is for you and from there, we can help you through the easy medical process and the follow-up.