Many surrogacy centers have an egg donation age limit and Family Creations is no exception. In fact, all donor agencies have restrictions, and there are very sound medical reasons behind this policy. Today, we explain this egg donation qualification and why it’s so important.
What is the Egg Donation Age Limit to Become a Donor with Family Creations?
At Family Creations, we work exclusively with healthy donors between the ages of 20 and 29. In addition, we actively seek out a diverse selection of potential egg donors throughout the United States. We encourage women of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions to apply.
Why is Age Part of Family Creations’ Egg Donation Qualifications?
Donating eggs requires strong commitment and personal responsibility. After all, your eggs will be donated to a family trying to conceive a child and start a family. Our egg donation age limit is 21-29 years of age because this range helps optimize donors’ physical health and maturity, maximizing the chances of success for recipient parents. We have established a rigorous screening process to promote the health and happiness of our egg donors and recipients. Family Creations asks that all potential donors complete an application that includes a detailed family and personal medical history. We also require a medical exam and blood tests to screen for possible health concerns. In our years of experience as an egg donation and surrogacy agency, we’ve found that our current age limit is for the best interests of everyone taking part in the egg donation process.
Why is the Egg Donation Age Limit so Important?
While it’s easy to understand why we require donors to be at least 21 years old, you might wonder why we have set 29 as the maximum age for new donors. After all, many women have children well into their 30s and early 40s. So why restrict donors to such a young age?
Every woman is born with approximately 1 to 2 million eggs, and she does not produce more throughout her life. With every menstrual cycle, eggs are either fertilized or discarded by the body, reducing the total number held by the woman. As a woman enters her 30s, the number and quality of her eggs begin to decline, leading many women (including former First Lady Michelle Obama) to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor eggs. IVF is a process to achieve pregnancy for women struggling with infertility. To increase the chances of a successful IVF treatment, many eggs will be fertilized for the recipient parent. At Family Creations, our responsibility is to ensure that each woman receives the healthiest, most robust donor eggs to maximize the possibility of a successful pregnancy. Women donors in their 20s are likeliest to produce a higher number and quality of eggs. So age is a vital consideration when it comes to donating eggs.