Egg Donation & Surrogacy

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

New York Times article on infertility treatment

by Katherine Benardo

It was a shock to learn that “Octo Mom” got pregnant with all those babies through IVF (in vitro fertilization) rather than just IUI (intrauterine insemination): what doctor would transfer all those embryos? Unfortunately, there are a few unethical doctors out there who make the industry look like a freak show.

An excellent article in ...

NAFG on CBS Panel Discussion about Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

Katherine Benardo, director of the egg donation program at Northeast Assisted Fertility Group, will be among the panelists on CBS' Early Show this Saturday morning.  There will also be an egg donor candidate and a doctor (Dr. Zeke Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) for the panel discussion, which will be ...

Donor Egg Decision Making Seminar: Saturday, February 7

by Katherine Benardo

NAFG President Sanford Benardo will be participating in a "Donor Egg Decision Making Seminar" sponsored by the Baystate Chapter of Resolve. It will take place at the Children's Hospital in Waltham, MA on Saturday, February 7 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

Sanford will speak on "Finding a Donor and the Legal Issues ...

CBS story on Egg Donation in New York

by Katherine Benardo
Tonight, Cindy Hsu of CBS New York contributed yet another story about the growing popularity of egg donation, featuring Northeast Assisted Fertility Group's egg donor program.
"If you're motivated you can do a wonderful thing and help somebody and help yourself at the same time, but do not think that this is a ...

Boston Herald on the Surge in Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

This time it’s in the Boston Herald. Sanford Benardo is quoted:

"Benardo said the egg donation and surrogacy agency has seen applications from potential egg donors double -- the [egg donation] agency pays female donors a flat rate of $10,000 after a woman’s eggs are retrieved."

The article acknowledges that making money through ...

NAFG Introduces Its New Egg Donor Database

by Katherine Benardo

Now that our database has grown to include about 80 egg donor candidates, we have made it much easier to navigate and search information.

Recipients can always view all the egg donors at once (organized with the most recent additions on top), but now they can also search by criteria: location, eye color, hair color ...