Egg Donation & Surrogacy

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

Egg Donor Q&A: Birth Control and Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

Can I be on the birth control pill or other form of contraception?

Yes. While applying to be an egg donor, you should continue to use your preferred form of contraception. (If you get pregnant, you are not able to donate.) During the screening and cycling process, you will be instructed to go off hormone-type ...

How Much Do Egg Donors Get Paid?

by Katherine Benardo

How much do egg donors get paid?

The Northeast Assisted Fertility Group offers each egg donor $10,000, payable immediately after the retrieval.  The compensation is agreed on beforehand and does not correspond to the number or quality of eggs retrieved.

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Egg Donor Q&A: Donor Qualifications

by Katherine Benardo

What are the qualifications to be an egg donor?

You must be over 21 and in excellent health with a normal height and weight (your body mass index, or BMI, should not exceed 27). You must be familiar with the medical history of your parents and extended family (so women who were adopted traditionally are ...

Guide To Conceiving Through Egg Donation

by Katherine Benardo

This is a comprehensive guide to conceiving through egg donation, which looks at the entire egg donation process from a variety of angles. Please click any of the headings below to read the full article.


  1. Introduction - Conceiving with donor eggs occurs in three stages: the donor search, the donor screening, and the IVF cycle. (Beginning ...