Egg Donation Pittsburgh
Families and individuals who have fertility issues will often turn toward third-party reproduction as a way to have the baby they have been longing for. A significant portion of this process includes egg donation and sperm donation. Egg donation especially is essential to gestational surrogacy arrangements.
Below, we discuss what egg donation is, what the criteria for becoming an egg donor look like, and how much egg donors can expect to be compensated for in return for the gift they have given to a family in need.
What Is Egg Donation?
Egg donation occurs when a woman who has healthy, viable eggs donates them to a woman or family who has been unable to conceive on their own. However, not just any woman is able to donate her eggs.
There are strict criteria that will need to be met in order for you to become an egg donor. Some of these requirements include being able to commit to a six-month-minimum donation process, being a nonsmoker and abstaining from illicit drug use, having a healthy body mass index, and submitting to medical and mental health exams, to name a few.
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor in Pittsburgh, reach out to our surrogacy agency to see if you meet the eligibility requirements.
Compensating Egg Donors
When intended parents choose an egg donor, they will be responsible for covering the costs and compensation associated with the donation process. This includes the egg retrieval procedure and any other medical expenses that might relate to your egg donation.
Above and beyond your medical costs, the intended parents you work with will provide compensation for your time, effort, and any inconvenience the donation process may impose on your life, such as your travel expenses or lost wages if you had to take unpaid time off from work.
Though being compensated for the gift you have given will certainly help you, it should never be your only motivation for donating your eggs, and our agency will only work with Pittsburgh egg donors who are donating in the hopes of helping a family who has been unable to conceive on their own.
Work with a Respected Pittsburgh Surrogacy Agency
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor in Pittsburgh, you can meet with the team at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. today to see if you qualify. You can give our office a call at 412-281-9906 or click on the contact button on our website to schedule your initial appointment today.