You’re ready to begin the egg donation process, and things feel very exciting indeed. But you might be wondering what exactly is involved – after all, it’s all a bit mysterious, isn’t it? However, don’t panic, it’s really not that complicated. Here’s what you can expect when you begin the egg donor process with the Egg Asiancy.
1. Getting to know us. The first part of the journey is getting to know us and feel confident in our services. Review our site, our services and our fees. Browse the donor database and get a feel for the Asiancy Angels and what they’re about. Pick up the phone and talk to us. Do whatever you need to do to feel comfortable – because that’s really important.
2. Book your consultation. Ready to get going? We’re ready when you are. The next step is to arrange a consultation. During this meet-up, we’ll discuss the process in more depth, and we’ll also provide you with some personal matching recommendations, to help you select the perfect egg donor
3. Choose your Asiancy Angel. You’ll have as long as you need to browse the database. Then, when you’ve found the donor that’s the perfect match, let us know! Only after you’ve decided will we charge you the agency fee. If you need some tips for choosing your donor, click here. You can also click here to see what blood type your child would have based on the egg donor you select.
4. Select your fertility center. If you’re working with a fertility center at present, we’re more than happy for you to carry on using their services. However, if you don’t know which fertility center to choose, we can help – just let us know if you need further guidance. Now is also the time to complete your medical screening if you haven’t done so already.
5. Legal arrangements. Obviously, starting a family is a big deal – and there is a legal process involved, to help protect everyone involved. However, don’t worry, we won’t bamboozle you with confusing legal documents or terminology. We’ll give you a simple template of a standard donor agreement, which you’ll then need to go through with an attorney. If you don’t have an attorney, let us know – we can recommend a few! After you’ve reviewed the document, made any changes and signed, we’re ready to go. Your donor will also review the contract with her attorney. You can take a look at the laws of egg donation in your state here.
6. Deposit of donor fee. The next step is to create a trust account, in which the donor fee will be held. You’ll deposit the fee into this account, and it will only be released on successful retrieval of the eggs.
7. Establishing synchronized cycling. Sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? Thankfully, it’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds. In order to get your cycle in sync with your donor, you’ll both follow a simple medical protocol, which will be explained by your reproductive endocrinologist. Your donor will start taking hormones to get her cycle in line with yours, and you’ll both be monitored thoroughly. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process, so you’ll never be left out of the loop.
8. Fertilized embryos. If fertilization is successful, then one or more of the resulting embryos may be transferred… exciting! This takes place around 3-5 days after retrieval, based on the recommendations of your physician and the embryology lab. Embryos that aren’t immediately transferred are handled based on your prior decisions, in conjunction with your medical team.
9. Pregnancy! Our goal is always a pregnancy with the first embryo transfer – and our rates of success are pretty high! This is normally the stage where we start the celebrations – and congratulate you on completing the egg donor journey.