CARE Fertility in Texas

Egg Donation

The Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility) offers women who are unable to conceive using their own eggs the opportunity to become pregnant using donor eggs. This can be an excellent option for women who want to have children, but who do not ovulate or have problems ovulating. Candidates to receive donor eggs include women who have undergone premature menopause or cancer therapy and older women.

CARE Fertility actively recruits and screens potential egg donors. By having a large donor population available to us, we are often able to eliminate much of the cost that may be involved in using a separate "outside" donor agency. This cost advantage is a relief for recipient couples who are concerned about the expense of treatment, yet still desire to choose from several different egg donor profiles.

We understand that many people want to know something about the woman whose egg they are using to begin their family. We also understand the need for donor privacy. Though egg donors' identities remain anonymous to recipient couples, in our program, patients have access to detailed medical histories, psychological screening results, family histories, educational backgrounds, and key interests or talents of the egg donors. This system allows for both donor and recipient to feel comfortable and respected.

For more information on egg donation, visit www.donoregginfo.com or contact our offices near Dallas and Fort Worth.

Becoming an Egg Donor - FAQs

Becoming an egg donor is a big decision. It is one of the most wonderful things you can do to help an infertile couple realize their dream of having a child. However, it is an important step which you should consider carefully.

Will the procedure be very painful?

You will be relieved to hear that while you may experience some cramping, you should not expect more than mild to moderate discomfort during the egg donation process. In addition, as retrieving eggs is done under anesthesia, recovery does not generally require anything more than a period of rest and taking it easy afterward.

Will I be paid anything for being an egg donor?

The answer is yes, you can expect financial compensation.

Will I get to know the person who receives my eggs?

In most cases, donors and recipients are anonymous to each other. This lessens the possibility of unnecessary complications, and provides a stronger sense of peace-of-mind to both the egg donor and egg recipient.

How will I know that the recipient is the type of person who should raise a child?

While wanting to know that a child will have a good home with good parents is natural, especially when you are donating your eggs for that purpose, there is no need to worry. Prior to being accepted as a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF), the prospective new mother has been thoroughly evaluated to ensure that she is both physically capable and emotionally competent.

Are there any possible legal repercussions to egg donation?

The rights and responsibilities of the donor and the recipient are clearly stated in an egg donor contract, overseen by both the donor's and the recipient's own attorneys. Everything is stated, in a manner agreeable to both parties, prior to beginning the egg donation process.