Prospective Parent FAQ’s

How are your egg donors screened?

  1. Egg donors are initially pre-screened to ensure they meet the Egg Donor Criteria of our program. We follow FDA and ASRM guidelines.
  2. They are then asked to fill out an extensive egg donor profile, which includes their detailed social, medical and health history.
  3. We interview the egg donor to get to know her and discuss her motivations for wanting to donate. Interviews are completed in person, over the phone and via Skype webcam.
  4. Once an egg donor is chosen and contracted, we proceed with psychological and medical evaluations and testing.

How do I secure an egg donor through your agency?

  • First, review our Web site and complete the Prospective Parent Egg Donor Database Registration Form to request access our secure egg donor database.
  • Once you notify us that you have selected an egg donor, we will confirm her availability and we will provide you with a Letter of Intent which will outline the expected costs, provide a schedule of payments, request a deposit to begin work on your behalf and put an official hold on your selected Egg Donor.
  • Upon receipt of your deposit, we will draft and issue an Agency Services Agreement and an Egg Donation Agreement for your review and signature. Given the time sensitivity of the egg donation process, we request that all agreements be returned in a timely manner.

Are your egg donors always available?

All of our egg donors are available to view in our online Egg Donor Database. We mark an egg donor’s profile as “available”, “matched” or “on hold” in order to help with your selection process. If an egg donor is “matched” it usually takes 2-3 months to be approved to donate again. An egg donor is placed “on hold” when an agreement is in the process of being issued and signed. A donor will only be confirmed and identified as “matched” once all signed agreements and all necessary payments have been received. If you are interested in someone who is “on hold” or “matched”, please contact us for more information regarding their status and availability.

Why should we choose to work with your agency?

  • We work closely with you, your Egg Donor and Clinic Coordinator. This allows us to give you the personal service that is so necessary during this process.
  • We have personal experience with infertility and the egg donation procedure. This helps us to understand your needs better than someone who has not been there.
  • We are a full-service agency. We pre-screen all donors, coordinate genetic evaluations, psychological evaluations, medical testing and legal consultations for donors. We arrange travel for donors, secure Accident and Medical Procedure Complication Insurance and we pay everyone contracted on your behalf.
  • We will execute and coordinate the agreement between Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC, you and the Donor. Our agreements are in compliance with current egg donation laws and regulations and will be specific to your donation arrangement.
  • Our pricing structure is fair and competitive.
  • We are flexible and meet the needs of our clients with unusual schedules. We will do our best to arrange our schedules to work with your needs.

What type of egg donation agreements do you arrange?

  • Anonymous Agreements – Confidential-identifying information will not be provided to either the Intended Parents or the Egg Donor. No personal meetings will be coordinated.
  • Semi-open Agreements – Confidential-identifying information will not be provided to either the Intended Parents or the Egg Donor. Both parties may agree to meet in a personal setting with Heartfelt Egg Donation present as the facilitator. Future communication may be coordinated through a third party agent who will hold your contact information and the Egg Donor’s contact information.
  • Open Agreements – Confidential-identifying information for both the Intended Parents and Egg Donor will be released upon a live birth and at a time mutually agreed upon by the Intended Parents and Egg Donor. A personal meeting may also occur between the Intended Parents, Egg Donor and Heartfelt Egg Donation present as the facilitator. Both parties must agree for an open donation to occur.

Do you have any restrictions regarding the Intended Parents you work with?

We do not discriminate on the basis of personal lifestyle choice, household situation or medical need.

Do we have to undergo psychological screening?

We do not require Intended Parents to undergo psychological screening to participate in our program. More than likely your physician will require you to meet with a psychologist in order to move forward with an egg donation cycle.

Is Heartfelt Egg Donation a licensed egg donation agency?

Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC is licensed to conduct business. There are no formal licensing requirements for an Egg Donation Agency in Nevada. Heartfelt Egg Donation, LLC is licensed as a registered Tissue Bank in the State of New York. We follow FDA guidelines for Tissue Donation.

How much are your egg donors compensated?

Heartfelt Egg Donation has signed an agreement with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) that states that we will abide by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Ethics Committee Guidelines governing the payment of egg donors. The guidelines pertaining to appropriate donor compensation specifically state: “Total payments to donors in excess of $5,000 require justification and sums above $10,000 are not appropriate.” Donors will not be compensated over $10,000 under any circumstance.