egg donor & surrogacy institute

Intended Parents

Finding your surrogate or egg donor can be an overwhelming experience.  That’s why we designed your family creation path to make your experience as cheerful and stress-free as possible.

You will be fully educated on what you can expect. 

At EDSI, our extensive experience and dedicated support will guide you through every step of your surrogacy journey. We provide personalized care, expert matching, and comprehensive resources to ensure a smooth and fulfilling process. With our proven track record and compassionate approach, we are committed to helping you achieve your dream of building a family.

You can navigate the main menu to read about the different aspects of our Egg Donation and Surrogacy Program. You can browse Egg Donor profiles for free.  When you register as a possible Intended Parent you can save your preferences or reserve a donor.  It is cost-free to register and carries no obligation, it just makes your time on our website more useful.  

Who Are Intended Parents?

“Intended Parents” is a term used in the context of Surrogacy and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It refers to individuals or couples who seek to have a child through Surrogacy, meaning they intend to become the legal parents of the child. There are several scenarios in which intended parents might pursue Surrogacy: 

In Gestational Surrogacy arrangements, the intended parents typically provide the genetic material (sperm and/or egg), and the surrogate carries the pregnancy to term. After the child is born, the intended parents become the legal parents, either through pre-birth orders, adoption, or other legal processes, depending on the jurisdiction. 

Couples facing infertility may turn to surrogacy after other treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) have failed.

Same-Sex couples, for instance, may use an egg donor and/or a surrogate to have a biological child.

Single men or women who wish to have a biological child may opt for surrogacy to achieve parenthood.

Certain medical conditions make pregnancy impossible or dangerously risky for a woman, such as absence or malformation of the womb, recurrent pregnancy loss, or severe heart disease.

Surrogacy can allow parents to avoid passing certain genetic conditions to their children if the surrogate is implanted with an embryo that has been genetically screened. Surrogacy provides a way for people to build their families when other methods are not feasible or preferable.

You may be one of the many Intended Parents we meet who have been on long journeys to build their families. We support all kinds of couples and single people, including single men who want children, same-sex couples, single women who cannot carry a child to term. You may have a family history that makes you hesitant to carry children or pass on the genetic trait, or you could be a heterosexual couple who cannot get pregnant on your own, or people who are starting to build their families at older ages.  As the saying goes, with thousands of families created, we have ‘seen it all’ and are ready to help you next.

We know that when you are an Intended Parent, you have a different story, though we have found that there are common themes. It is important to understand that no one will be judged for seeking out surrogacy. You get to decide most of the terms of your relationship with your Surrogate. In fact, it is while the answers to your questions are worked out, that your bond becomes stronger. 

If you are considering becoming a Surrogate, you may feel the emotional pull to help Intended Parents achieve their dreams. This is a gift that not everyone can give and you will be welcomed into an esteemed group of women. Intended Parents and Surrogates tend to form close bonds that sometimes last for years.