writing your egg donor profile on paper and online

As an egg donor, your profile is the first impression intended parents will get of you. Based on just this profile, they need to decide if you’re the right donor for them. While your medical history and genetics are part of the decision-making process, what you have to say about being an egg donor also has a major impact on whether or not intended parents choose to work with you. If you’re writing your first egg donor profile, explore the suggestions from Family Creations to develop a powerful, engaging profile.

  1. Be Honest

Even if you’re concerned that some information may look bad, it’s best not to leave anything out. Most people understand that not everyone is perfect, and your authenticity may be exactly what they’re looking for as intended parents. Negative things may not necessarily disqualify you, but lying definitely will if you’ve left out important details about yourself or your health.

  1. Give All the Details
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While egg donor applications have tons of questions for you to answer, egg donor profiles also have leading questions to help you create your final profile. They may ask why you wanted to be an egg donor or questions about your current profession or education level. All these questions are meant to guide and inspire you to answer fully and completely. Giving one word or single sentence answers won’t help intended parents who are browsing egg donor databases decide if they want to work with you. Tell intended parents about your own family and children if you have them, what hobbies and interests you have, and show them the different aspects of your personality.

  1. Don’t Get Overwhelmed

Don’t get overwhelmed while writing your egg donor profile. We know there’s a lot of information you need to share, but you don’t have to complete your profile in one sitting. Create your profile a little at a time. When you take breaks, you may remember more significant information you want to share. Take a few days to completely develop your profile and ensure you’ve shared everything you wanted to. If you think it could help, write your thoughts down in a journal over the course of a week to organize your story and focus on the things you want to include in your profile.

  1. Take Pictures
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Pictures tell a big part of your story. Your egg donor profile should include more than just current photos of yourself. Include a range of photographs from your childhood and teen years through to what you look like today. Choose pictures that are unfiltered and that clearly show exactly what you look like. These will give intended parents a more complete picture of who you are and how you grew up!

  1. What’s Important to You

Many intended parents choose their donors based on whether their goals align with yours. Tell them about your current life as well as your hopes and dreams. What’s important to you? Whether you want to have your own family in the future or religion is a big part of your life, adding all of these details about yourself into your egg donor profile will help intended parents make their decision.

  1. Answer the Why? Question
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One of the most important questions intended parents want you to answer is why you’re choosing to become an egg donor. Go deep into why you’ve chosen this path. Journaling for a week or two beforehand can help you organize your thoughts and really narrow in on the reasons behind your choice. Potential parents are very curious about why you chose to be a donor and it’s a very important part of your egg donor profile. 

Some people want to be egg donors because they’ve seen others struggle with infertility or they want to help LGBTQ+ partners grow their family. Write just one or two simple paragraphs you think will resonate with intended parents.

  1. Think Like a Parent

As you’re writing, consider what you would want to know as an intended parent. If the roles were reversed, what would you be asking your egg donor? Think about their biggest hopes and fears about choosing the right egg donor, and try to assuage them a little bit. This exercise can also help you put your best foot forward and ensure you include information that will appeal to the intended parents.

  1. Edit and Update
editing your egg donor profile

Reviewing and editing your egg donor profile is a pretty important part of the process. Make sure you’ve taken the time to answer every question in a thorough manner. You also don’t want any spelling or grammar mistakes to make a bad impression. 

Once you feel that you’re done, ask a friend or family member you trust to read through it with you. Incorporate any suggestions they have that you feel are appropriate. Their perspective could add valuable insight that you hadn’t considered and allow you to more fully flesh out your narrative.

More importantly, if there was any medical history information you had to leave incomplete due to lack of information, reach out to parents, grandparents, and extended family to help you provide all the necessary details.

  1. Be Patient

Finding the right match can take some time, so you may need to be patient until the right couple comes along. Since most agencies keep your egg donor profile on file for years, you may have to update it periodically.

Becoming an Egg Donor with Family Creations

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At Family Creations, we strive to ensure satisfaction for both donors and intended parents throughout their journey. If you’re considering egg donation, reach out to us first for more information about the process, requirements, and risks.

by Julia McConnell on April 20, 2021