Egg Donation

WHAT IS OUR FIRST STEP?

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Once your IVF physician has indicated that egg donation is your best option, your next step would be to contact us. We will then guide you through the rest of the process. We also offer counseling on an hourly basis to help you work through your decision as to which option is best for you

ARE YOUR DONORS PRE-SCREENED FOR GENETICS?

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That depends on the program. Donors in our frozen egg program will have completed genetic screening prior to their donation and genetic screening is included in the agency fee. Donors in AEB fresh egg program will receive genetic screening only at your request (additional cost).

WHY SHOULD WE WORK WITH SSA?

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EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS: SSA is one of the oldest and most experienced full service egg donation and surrogacy agencies in the U.S. Since 1993, our friendly and caring staff of licensed mental health professionals and attorneys has helped build families for couples and singles experiencing infertility. We have developed an outstanding reputation over more than two

DOES STRESS CAUSE INFERTILITY AND, IF SO, WHAT CAN I DO?

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Although some studies indicate that high levels of stress may prevent conception, it is more likely that the treatment and disappointment associated with infertility causes stress. Research shows that women suffering from infertility experience higher levels of anxiety and depression. This, in turn, can have an effect on fertility.

IS AN ADOPTION NECESSARY?

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Egg donation is governed by state law and these vary from state to state. For example, under Texas law an adoption is not necessary if the wife of a married couple carries and delivers the child. If you have questions regarding the legal aspects of egg donation you should consult with an attorney with expertise

WHAT IF THE RETRIEVAL CYCLE IS CANCELLED?

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If you decide to cancel the cycle, the donor will be paid some portion of her fee but, depending on the timing, not her entire fee. At your request we will rematch you without any additional agency fee. However, upon rematch you would be responsible for that portion of the fee paid to your original

WHAT HAPPENS IF OUR DONOR DOES NOT PRODUCE ANY EGGS?

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The success of an IVF cycle depends on many factors and cannot be guaranteed. Moreover, American Society for Reproductive Medicine guidelines provide that donor compensation cannot be based on the success of the cycle. However, your physician will be using ultrasounds to monitor your donor’s follicle development and, in most cases, will make a recommendation

WILL THE DONOR KNOW OUR IDENTITY?

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You will not be introduced to your donor and we will not disclose your identity to her. However, ancestry and DNA testing is becoming increasingly popular and it is possible that a genetic link between your child and the donor may be revealed if your child participates in this type of testing at some future

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION WILL WE BE GIVEN REGARDING OUR DONOR?

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We provide couples with a current photograph and, if available, childhood photographs of their donor. Her biography includes age, general physical characteristics, education, talents and interests, ethnic background, any history of drug usage, legal history, marital information, pregnancy history, health history including major illnesses and surgeries, academic interests, family genetic history, self-described personality assessment, general