Egg Donor Process in New York

Egg Donation Process for Parents

Navigating the egg donor process can be overwhelming, but we are here to guide you every step of the way. Here is an outline of the process:


Initial Consultation

Your journey starts with a consultation with our experienced team. We will provide comprehensive information about our process, answer all your questions, and understand your specific needs and preferences.

Donor Selection


Once you are ready to proceed, we will provide free access to our diverse donor database. You have the chance to look over in-depth profiles of our carefully vetted egg donors. These profiles include information such as medical history, education, hobbies, and more.

Legal Considerations


After selecting your donor, we will guide you through the legal process. Create a legal agreement between you and the donor. This will protect all parties and ensure clarity on the terms.

We function as a referral agency to affiliated IVF Centers and Egg Banks nationwide and in other counties. We can provide you with access to a larger range of fresh or frozen eggs. This is more than any single agency could offer. 

We do not provide IVF services or have a frozen oocyte storage tank or reproductive tissue at our facility.

Once selected, the selected donor will undergo medical screenings. If they are cleared, they will be referred to an IVF Center and begin the egg retrieval process.
This process involves taking birth control pills. Following this, hormone injections are given to stimulate the donor’s ovaries. This will produce multiple eggs. Medical professionals closely monitor this process.

Egg Retrieval

Details of the process:

First visit

The first visit consists of:
• Ultrasound check to assess ovarian reserve, signs of recent ovarian stimulation or pathology.
• blood draw for AMH.
• A briefing by a doctor about the entire process of donation.

Second visit. Interview with a doctor by donor. Psychological assessment

The level of AMH must be sufficient for egg donation. Donor candidates will also be evaluated psychologically to confirm their emotional stability. One of the mandatory requirements by our agency as well as many IVF Centers is signing a contract at the clinic about participating in the egg donation program. In this way, the donor gets informed about the flow of the whole procedure, her rights, and obligations. This gives her consent to donate oocytes. The donor also agrees to follow the doctor's instructions and take necessary medical tests.

Gynecological evaluation

Monitoring & Stimulation

The donor will have an ultrasound check to make sure she is ready to begin 2 weeks of hormonal medications. If her ovaries are ready, she will start taking stimulation medications which are injected under the skin through small needles. They are required to facilitate the maturation of more than one egg. There will also be about 3-5 additional clinical visits to monitor the donor’s ovarian response to the medications.

Egg Retrieval

After about 10-13 days of controlled ovarian stimulation, the donor will be scheduled for egg retrieval. The day and time of egg retrieval are based on her ovarian response to the medications. The procedure takes place under general anesthesia. The oocytes are retrieved vaginally under ultrasound control. Because of the anesthesia, the whole procedure will be painless for the donor. On the day of egg retrieval, she is recommended to be off work and have a rest.

Post-retrieval Period

After egg retrieval, the donor may feel some cramping or fatigue like the period symptoms. In this way, she can take painkillers without a doctor’s prescription.

Most donors get back to work and normal activities within a day or two after egg retrieval.

Intended Parents May Use both an Egg Donor and a Surrogate

Embryos created using donated eggs are often carried by surrogates who do not share any genetic information with the baby. Gestational surrogates are now quite a common part of the surrogacy process.  

Remember, every journey to parenthood is unique, and we are committed to supporting you at every step of yours.