Q. Will the egg donation affect my future fertility?
A.No! The retrieval process will not compromise the possibility of your becoming pregnant in the future. You will be working with extremely qualified doctors who will take every step to ensure your health and safety.
Q. What does the egg donation process entail?
A. Once you have been screened and approved by Family Creations, your profile will be viewable on our password-protected donor database. Once a couple or person selects you, you will begin taking a hormone under a doctor's care for approximately three weeks.
During this time, a doctor located near where you reside will closely monitor you. You will then be scheduled for the procedure to remove, or retrieve, the eggs from your ovaries. The outpatient retrieval is done in a doctor's office using a light sedative. Most donors are able to return to school or work the following day.
Q. Does the egg retrieval hurt?
A. The procedure is done using a light sedative, so you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure. After the retrieval, you may feel slightly groggy from the sedative. You may also feel some mild cramping, similar to menstrual cramps, but this usually goes away in a few hours.
Q. Will I have any out-of-pocket expenses throughout the process?
A. No! The recipient covers all related expenses throughout the donation process.
Q. How much will I be compensated for the donation?
A. Our donors are compensated $7,000.00 for their time and commitment to following through with their egg donor responsibilities. This fee increases by $500.00 following each successful donation. Egg donors are able to donate up to six times.
Q. Why should I work with Family Creations?
A. Family Creations understands that there are many reputable programs from which you can choose. No other program offers as much dedication and sensitivity to their donors as does Family Creations.
We have an experienced and organized staff dedicated to matching our donors and managing their donation cycles with care and compassion. We offer around-the-clock service by providing you with your case manager's cell phone number.
If any questions arise, they will be addressed immediately. You will never feel pressured by or confused about any step of the process. Upon completion of the process, our donors feel proud knowing they were able to help someone achieve the dream of creating a family. At the same time, they are able to accomplish some of their own personal dreams with the compensation they have earned.
Q. What characteristics are you looking for in a donor?
A. Family Creations is looking for responsible, bright and healthy, non-smoking women between the ages of 20 and 29, of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds.
Q. What are the chances that the recipient will become pregnant?
A. The recipient has approximately a 65 - 75% chance of becoming pregnant with the assistance of a healthy donor.
Q. What is the time frame of the donation process?
A. An average donation cycle usually lasts between two and three months. This is an approximate time frame and can vary based on different factors related to a particular cycle. Family Creations will explain the time frame and process in detail upon your acceptance into our program.
Q. Will my donation be confidential? Who is able to view my profile and pictures online?
A. Your donation will absolutely be confidential. Family Creations understands that confidentiality is a concern to both recipients and egg donors alike, and therefore you will not know your recipient's name, and the recipient will not know any of your personal identifying information (such as last name, address, etc.). Our donors' profiles are password-protected and only registered recipients have access to view the profiles.