Egg donation is a form of assisted reproduction, where a woman donates some of her eggs to another woman so she may have a child. This is possible through advancements in reproductive technology using in-vitro fertilization (IVF). People who would not otherwise be able to have children can now do so through egg donation and IVF.
Our clients require the generosity of an egg donor to have a child for many reasons. Some reasons include:
- Premature ovarian failure.
- Diminished ovarian reserve.
- Endometriosis, PCOS, or another gynecological issue.
- Same-sex couples.
- Unexplained infertility.
- Repeated IVF failure using the mother’s own eggs.
Regardless of the specific reason, all our hopeful parents genuinely desire a child and are committed to sharing this journey with you.
In Canada, egg donation is an altruistic process. But that does not mean free, or that Intended Parents don’t need to cover your expenses. At Egg Helpers, we reimburse up to $6,000 for all donation expenses to ensure the process is comfortable for you.
There are no proven long-term risks from egg donation. Empirical studies have not demonstrated a definitive link between egg donation and infertility, cancer, or any other significant long-term health problems. However, it is always important to discuss any side effects with your doctor.
Yes, egg donors will sign a legal contract after being matched with a recipient (future parent). All legal fees are covered by the recipient.
To become an egg donor, you must:
- be between the ages of 19 and 32.
- be physically healthy and a healthy weight.
- not smoke or use recreational drugs.
- have no personal or family history of genetic disorders such as bipolar, epilepsy, or schizophrenia.
- be fully committed to the egg donation process
You will need psychological and medical screening to ensure egg donation is safe for you.
Yes, you can! By having your tubal ligation, you prevent your eggs from reaching your uterus. As an egg donor, your eggs will be retrieved prior to being released from the ovary.