Do you provide our information to the Egg Donor?
No. The Egg Donor only receives the recipients’ first name, together with a bio, which will not contain any identifying information.
Can I use my doctor?
Yes. If you already have a Fertility Specialist who is assisting you, we will contact and coordinate the cycle with them.
What is your policy on meeting the Egg Donor?
We believe this important choice should be left to the recipients and the donor. We will make your choice and decision as private or as open as you wish.
What if the donor lives out of our area?
No problem. We will arrange for a doctor in the Egg Donor’s area to monitor and send the results straight to your doctor. We will also facilitate and coordinate all travel and medical cycles between the medical facilities involved.
How can we reserve an Egg Donor?
You may reserve up to two Egg Donors online, with your registration ID and password. Or you may call us if you’d like to reserve more.
How can we get more information about an Egg Donor?
If you are interested in a specific egg donor, you may immediately access the detailed Egg Donor Profiles by registering with EDSI online and creating a free account.
Do we have to register with your program to get information about an egg donor?
No. As a recipient, you have the ability, through our website, to search our condensed egg donor profiles at your leisure. Our condensed profiles contain a photo, brief information about an egg donor, such as age, height, weight, complexion, hair color, eye color, ethnic origin, education, experience as an egg donor, availability, etc.
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.
Is it safe to use sperm from an HIV positive man to create embryos? And is transmission possible to the Mother and unborn baby?
Yes, it is safe. The third party assisted reproductive technology has advanced in the last decade to the point that our doctors are very successful in doing “sperm washing”, whereby the HIV found in the semen’s fluid is separated from the actual sperm cells. In the history of this procedure, there has been zero transmission of the virus to the Surrogate Mother or baby.
EDSI (Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles. Handling all aspects of the surrogacy journey, including egg donation, surrogacy, and building families, our staff are experts in their fields. We base everything that we do on the firm belief that everyone who wants to become a parent should be able to do so. Our mission? To make that possible.
EDSI was established in 2002 and since then has helped to build hundreds of families with over 1,000 healthy babies delivered. We will answer your questions about surrogacy, egg donation, and becoming a parent in full detail, giving you the information that you need to make informed decisions.
We know that this journey is a confusing and overwhelming one at times – there is simply a lot to know and think about. This is why we are available to you whenever you need us. 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.
If you have a question that wasn’t answered above or you want more details about a specific question, please feel free to reach out to our team at (866) 344-3662.
Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211