Step 1: Search for an Egg Donor
You may easily browse our condensed and free Egg Donor Profiles, which contain photos and basic background information (like height, eye color, ethnicity, education, base fee, etc). You can select the physical and ethnic characteristics you are looking for and a list of matching profiles will be presented to you. You may select the donors you prefer and obtain their full profiles from us to know more about them.
Step 2: Register with EDSI
To obtain access to the full profiles of your donor selections, you will need to for a free Online Account as an Intended Parent.
We will contact you within 1 business day to activate your ID and password.
Upon activation, your account will allow you access to the detailed Egg Donor Profiles, which contain extended personal information, medical and family history, education, characteristics, and preferences. Your account will remain active for five days. If you require additional time, you may call our offices to get an extension.
Step 3: Reserve Donor, Sign Contracts, and Pay Retainer Fee
After reviewing the detailed profiles, and identifying your ideal candidate(s), you have the option to reserve up to 2 available donors for a period of 72 hours. Please contact us to discuss your selections and let us know any questions or concerns you may have. At this time, our agency will send you an agreement with a cost estimate for your signature. Once we receive all these back, the matching process will commence with your donor and other providers that will be involved in the egg retrieval procedure and legal matters concerned.
Step 4: Matching Process
The matching process will be lead by an EDSI professional. We will guide you through all necessary steps, including coordination and facilitation of appointments and contacts with the donor, psychologists, attorneys, and the fertility specialist. Depending on your anonymity preferences and the donor’s, you may meet personally or not. After selection, the donor will go through further psychological and medical screening. The egg retrieval will only take place, once the donor has passed all tests and received medical clearances.
Step 5: Egg Retrieval and Completion of Cycle
2-3 weeks prior to the egg retrieval procedure, the donor will start taking hormone injections to stimulate her ovaries and produce mature eggs. The Egg retrieval is non-surgical and done under sedation. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to perform. After confirmation of the retrieval from the physician, final fees are sent to the Egg Donor.
EDSI (Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles. Established in 2002, our focus on making the surrogacy process one that is easy to navigate, comfortable, and safe for Egg Donors and those who receive the donation.
Our team stands on the firm belief that if someone wants to become a parent, there should be an affordable, safe, responsible way to do so. We know that Egg Donation is complicated and requires attention to detail. With over 18 years of experience and 1,000 healthy babies, we’ve developed processes to ensure that everyone is cared for and safe when they go through the egg donation process. Whether you want to be a Surrogate, an Egg Donor, or you want to build your family, our staff will be there for every step of the way.
Throughout the family building 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.
If you are interested in egg donation, either by becoming an Egg Donor or building your family with a donated egg, please contact us today.
Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211