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Frequently Asked Questions

You will find that we offer a very unique, caring and professional egg donation service.

We hope to eliminate most of your concerns with regard to egg donation by answering any questions you might have. The following questions are those most frequently asked by our prospective parents. Please know that we are available by email, phone or in person to answer any additional questions you may have.

We understand that any question that is important to you is a question worth asking.


How old are your donor candidates?

How have you pre-screened your donor candidates?

What happens if a donor cancels the cycle or does not pass her medical evaluation?

Will the donor try to find my child in the future?

Can my child contact the donor once the child has reached the age of 18?

What does the donor know about me?

How many eggs are generally retrieved?

What are the success rates of children conceived through egg donation?

How long does a donor cycle take?

How often may a donor donate?

What if the child has health problems, may we contact the donor in the future?

What fees are associated with egg donation?





How old are your donor candidates?

Statistically, women in their mid-20s are considered ideal candidates for egg donation. Egg Donor Select accepts donor candidates who are between 21 and 29 years old. If a donor has proven fertility and has been a previous donor, we will extend the age limit.

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How have you pre-screened your donor candidates?

We believe we are the leading company with regard to egg donation screening and standing behind our donors. Approximately 20 percent of all donor applicants will meet our strict application criteria. The selected donor candidates participate in phone and personal interviews and educated on the obligations and expectations required of them during the egg donation process. Information stated in the donor candidate’s profile will be verified to ensure accuracy. Background checks are performed on each donor candidate. Additionally, all our accepted donor candidates have passed an initial psychological screening and meet all current FDA donor and member clinic guidelines.

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What happens if a donor cancels the cycle or does not pass her medical evaluation?

Because our application and screening process is the most stringent in the industry, our donor cancellation and medical fall-out rates are extremely low. On the rare occasion a donor decides to cancel her cycle or does not meet all medical requirements, Egg Donor Select will work with the prospective parents to minimize their out of pocket expenses relating to the cycle. Egg Donor Select® is proud to have the best refund and rematch policies in the industry. The specifics are determined by the point in the cycle at which the cycle is cancelled. Please see our Fees and Policies for more specific information.

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Will the donor try to find my child in the future?

In the legal contracts, signed by both recipient and donor, the donor clearly resigns all rights to the eggs donated and any embryos or children that result from the egg donation cycle.

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Can my child contact the donor once the child has reached the age of 18?

In the legal contracts, signed by both recipient and donor, the recipients agree to refrain from any future direct contact with their donor. In order to preserve the privacy of all parties, Egg Donor Select does not release indentifying information of either party.

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What does the donor know about me?

Because most donors prefer to remain anonymous and assume the recipients share that same preference, questions pertaining to the recipient couple are rarely asked. Egg Donor Select will obtain permission from the recipient couple prior to answering any questions asked by their donor. The most common question asked by donors relates to the couple’s ability to financially provide for a family.

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How many eggs are generally retrieved?

On average, 10 to 25 eggs are retrieved.

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What are the success rates of children conceived through egg donation?

Success rates for a donor egg procedure are generally higher than for an IVF procedure, primarily due to the age of the donor. A fertility clinic with a 50 percent or higher success rate for fresh donor egg cycles is considered acceptable by most industry professionals.

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How long does a donor cycle take?

Once a donor is chosen, the cycle is most often completed within a three-month time frame.

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How often may a donor donate?

Egg Donor Select follows the guidelines set for by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), which limits egg donors to six cycles for any individual donor.

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What if the child has health problems, may we contact the donor in the future?

Yes, through Egg Donor Select. To ensure successful future third-party contact with your donor, we suggest you consult the services of a donor registry.

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What fees are associated with egg donation?

With Egg Donor Select, there are no hidden fees. We have a program fee, which includes an insurance policy should your donor experience any cycle-related medical costs. Our donor fees are among the best in the industry. Our refund policy is not matched or surpassed by any other program in the industry as we believe if our donor is not accepted for your cycle, you should not suffer financially.

We do have a special rate for recipients of our member clinics. Our unmatched refund program is available to all of our valued friends.

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