FAQ’s – Egg Donors
Q. How much will I get paid for my time and effort involved in being an Egg Donor?
A. Pathways to Parenthood Egg Donors compensation is $5,000.
Q. How are Egg Donors Evaluated and Selected?
A. Potential Egg Donors fill out an on-line prescreening form IF they meet all basic criteria. Based on meeting basic criteria, and initial pre-screening requirements, potential Egg Donors will complete a detailed questionnaire. The detailed questionnaire will include medical and psychological history about the donor and her close blood relatives. If you do not have access to the necessary information either because you are adopted, or you are not willing or able to gather the information, you should not become an Egg Donor. The questionnaire will include questions about the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription and illegal drugs. Pathways To Parenthood does unannounced drug tests during the screening and donation process.
Once the questionnaire is completed and reviewed, a determination will be made as to whether a potential Egg Donor can move forward with the evaluation process. The next step will then be to meet with a Pathways to Parenthood representative for a consultation. This is the final step in the screening process. The consultation appointment is a 30-60 minute appointment in which the egg donation process is reviewed, and you will be able to address any concerns you might have about the process.
We hope to answer all of your questions so that you have the necessary information to determine if being an Egg Donor for Pathways to Parenthood is the right decision for you.
Once the decision has been made by the potential Egg Donor, and Pathways to Parenthood to work together, next steps will be set up to complete the evaluation process. Please review the Egg Donation Process for details on next steps. At this point, you will be at Step Three in the Egg Donation Process.
Q. What are some things that will prevent me from being an Egg Donor?
There are many factors that are weighed during the screening process to become an Egg Donor including motivation, personal health history, family medical history as well as emotional stability. In this screening process, information provided may disqualify you from being an Egg Donor in order to protect the well-being of one or all parties involved in the Egg Donation Process, including yourself and any yet to be conceived children.
MISSING SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS is a leading cause of disqualifying. It is of extreme importance to make every possible effort to keep your scheduled appointments with the professionals you will be working with throughout the Egg Donation Process. This includes Pathways to Parenthood representatives, attorneys, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, doctors and nurses.
The Egg Donation process is time sensitive, and being able to follow instructions and keep a schedule is a very important aspect to being an Egg Donor.
Q. What Does the Egg Donation Process Involve?
The average donor cycle lasts 3-5 weeks from the beginning of injectable medicine until the day of egg retrieval. The first step in egg donation is ovarian stimulation done with injections of Lupron to suppress your natural cycle. Blood tests and ultrasound examinations are used to evaluate the donor’s response to treatment and predict the time of ovulation and the scheduled retrieval.
On the day of your retrieval, you will need a companion to accompany you to the fertility center and drive you home. The retrieval process requires light sedation, and the actual procedure takes 20-30 minutes. You can expect to be at the fertility clinic for several hours. You should plan on spending the remainder of the day relaxing at home. The following day you should be able to resume light to normal activities unless the physician instructs you otherwise.
Upon completion of your retrieval you will receive $5,000 from Pathways To Parenthood for your time, commitment, and service.