Egg Donation & Surrogacy

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

Egg Donor Q&A: Matching Recipients and Donors

by Katherine Benardo

How are egg donors matched with recipients at your agency?

At this current stage in technology, donor eggs are not frozen for later use. So a specific recipient has to choose you before you can donate.

When working with our egg donation agency, a recipient will select you from the donor database, and only then ...

Top Questions Asked By Egg Donors — INCIID article

by Katherine Benardo

Thinking about being an egg donor and want to learn more about it?

I recently posted an article on INCIID (the InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination) which provides answers to your questions, including:


  • full description of the medical procedures, risks, and side effects

  • how much time egg donation takes

  • how much egg donors get ...

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 ...