Family Building Through Egg Donation in Kansas City: Can I use an agency donor if my clinic has their own egg donor program?Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | July 5, 2014
Once the decision has been made to use an egg donor to attempt conception, many women and couples wonder where to start in the process. Some have the option of working with their clinic’s egg donor program and select a donor that has been recruited and screened by the clinic. It is important to understand that if your clinic does have their own egg donor program, they may not have a donor in their database that is the right choice for you. Then what? You can either wait until they have more options and hope that you find the right fit for you, or look elsewhere, such as with an agency. Even if there may be a egg donor or two in their database you like, and are seriously considering, it is beneficial to look at other options to be sure.
Some clinics will tell you that you have the option to select a donor from an egg donor agency, some will not. But it is important for you to know that you have that option, even if they do not tell you about it. Selecting an egg donor is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. You need to feel confident you select an egg donor that is the right fit for you, not for the clinic, or anyone else for that matter! If you find an egg donor through an agency, your clinic will work with that donor too. It does not matter where the egg donor is selected from as long as you are working with a reputable agency. For more information about our Egg Donor Program, visit our website at www.pathwaystoparenthood.com.