Egg Donation & Surrogacy

Facts, insights and opinions about egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

Pennsylvania Moms Make Great Surrogates!

by NAFG

Pennsylvania women can serve as gestational carriers no matter where in the state they live: surrogates stay with the OB/GYN practice where they had their own children and their everyday schedule stays pretty much the same. Minimal travel is required.

With the Northeast Assisted Fertility Group, surrogates choose the intended family that is the ...

Do I Need to Be Genetically Matched with My Egg Donor?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

In this video I explain that a donor is either eligible to donate or not; it is very rare for a donor and her recipient to be a carrier for the same genetic condition. Blood type does not present a conflict either.

How Does an Out-of-Town Donation Work?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

You can donate outside your hometown: the travel is all expenses paid in advance. I describe the requirements in detail in this week's video.

Made in Boise: documentary review by Ellen Glazer

by NAFG

When I heard that there is a new documentary about surrogacy titled Made in Boise, I wasn’t sure what to think or expect. As a long time supporter of surrogacy, I have come to brace myself for such critical comments as “surrogacy exploits women” or “it’s a way rich people can make babies ...

How Much Does it Cost to Use Donor Eggs?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

There is a base cost of about 15K for an IVF cycle but beyond that, there is a range of costs for donor eggs depending on which option you choose. Frozen eggs are generally cheaper than fresh but the selection is limited.

Is Freezing Your Eggs Worth it?

by NAFG, Katherine Benardo

Egg freezing for fertility preservation is aggressively marketed to young women, but is it worth the cost? I discuss the statistics in this week's video.