How Long Does it Take to be an Egg Donor?

Many egg donors ask themselves, “how long does it take to be an egg donor,” the short answer is it varies from person to person.   With Family Creations many egg donors are matched within just a few days of being approved into our program but the average time is usually a month or two.  

Our Database

Family Creations has thousands of registered hopeful recipient parents that are actively searching for an egg donor every day. Once you become an approved donor with us, your profile is added to our password-protected database, where future parents can log in and review your profile and photos. Taking your time with creating your profile and selecting your photos has a lot to do with how long it takes to be an egg donor.

What Parents Look For

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Future parents look for a variety of different things in their search for a donor. Similar ethnic background, a similar appearance to the intended mother (height, hair color, eye color, etc.), and similar academic achievements, athletic achievements, interests, etc. Some clients look for a donor with “proven fertility” meaning the donor has had a child of her own or has been an egg donor previously. Many clients are just looking for a donor that they feel some kind of connection with.

With that being said, it’s not easy to answer the question, how long does it take to be an egg donor? The length of time it takes to get matched varies. Some of our donors are matched within a few days of becoming an approved donor with us. For others, it can take a bit longer. Some donors wait a year to get matched for their first donation and then go on to get matched for 5 other donation cycles immediately after.

What You Can Do

You can take steps to help determine how long the egg donation process is for you. Help the process along by doing a few simple things:

Complete Your Profile

When completing your profile, you want to be as detailed as possible. You want to give the recipient parents a good idea of who you are. Make sure to keep your profile updated as well. Did you earn your Bachelor’s Degree or get accepted into Graduate School?  Did your GPA increase? These are all relevant pieces of information that can be updated on your profile.


Submit as many photos as possible. The more pictures, the better! Find clear photos with good lighting that share your personality and give a sense of who you are. If you go on a trip and take new pictures that you would like to add to your profile, send them our way!

Stay in Touch

If we leave you a message or send you an email with questions, it means that we likely have a possible match for you. Many clients will have additional questions for a potential donor or want to see additional photos. The sooner you can get back to us with any information, the better!

If, for whatever reason, you are no longer available to donate, please make sure to notify us immediately. It’s incredibly difficult for recipient parents, who sometimes look for months and months to find their “perfect donor,” if the donor they choose is no longer available. This heartache can easily be avoided by staying in constant communication with our office.

So How Long Does it Take to be an Egg Donor?

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It is hard to say exactly how long it takes to be an egg donor, but staying in communication with Family Creations, completing your profile thoroughly, and sending lots of great photos can certainly help speed things along.

If you’re ready to become an egg donor, apply with Family Creations now to get started!

by Julia McConnell | Last updated on : July 4, 2023