How long will it take before I’m matched with a recipient?

It could take a day or several months, depending on what the recipient is looking for in a donor. Our goal is to get donors matched as quickly as possible.

How long is the process once matched?

The egg donor cycle takes about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the schedules of everyone involved.

Can I be an Egg Donor if my tubes are tied?

Yes, the procedure is done vaginally.

Should I stop taking my birth control pills?

No, continue until you speak with the Fertility Doctor. Depo Provera injections or Norplant affect the timing of your normal cycle, which will delay your egg donor cycle. If you are interested in being an Egg Donor, we suggest you use an alternative form of birth control.

Who will pay the medical cost?

All costs are the responsibility of the recipients, unless the donor violates her contract.

How are the eggs retrieved?

The egg retrieval process is an outpatient procedure. Light anesthesia is administered. A vaginal probe is placed into the vagina and fluid from the follicles is collected. This procedure will take approximately 30 minutes, with 1-2 hours recovery time.

What about sex during the process?

While taking medications, you must refrain from sexual intercourse.

Can I have a few drinks?

We ask that you do not drink alcohol while taking the medications.

I smoke. Will this be a problem?

No smoking tobacco or any other recreational drugs.

If you have questions that have not been answered, please contact EDSI.

For More Information About The Egg Donation Process, Contact Us Today

EDSI (Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles who works with Egg Donors. We’ve been working since 2002 to connect Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Egg Donors with each other. Our focus is to ensure that everyone feels valued and safe throughout the process. Egg Donors are an important part of that process.

If you want to be an Egg Donor in California and have questions about any part of the process, feel free to reach out to our team. While we have an extensive list of questions and answers, we know that this list doesn’t cover everything, so we are more than happy to sit down with you and answer any questions that you have – we may even add that question to our list.

Throughout the surrogacy journey, we recruit Egg Donors and Surrogates to match them with Intended Parents. From there, we seamlessly orchestrate the fertility journey through pregnancy and delivery. We make it a rule to be active problem solvers and advocates for our clients, making their experiences pleasant and hassle-free.

Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(866) 344-3662