Newly Added Egg Donors (December 8)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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Newly Added Egg Donors (December 1)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Circle Egg Donation

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Beginning the holiday season is exciting. It’s magical. On the other hand, it can be stressful and slightly inconvenient.

Without weighing the pros and cons of what the holiday season means, it’s not difficult to be grateful for the reminder Thanksgiving brings. The prompt of this holiday to stop and take an inventory of all the blessings in our lives is what makes this time of year so special. When we’re usually focused on tackling the problem at hand, it’s a welcome reprieve to change the channel in order to see all of the good.

We asked around the office and came up with a lengthy list to help inspire your because the possibility for gratitude is simply endless.

Health. Family. Friends. Breath. Food on the table. Technology to keep our far loved ones near. Heat. Air conditioning. Homes. Coffee. Tea. Water. Running water. Wine. More wine. Thanksgiving pies. Gym memberships going on sale during the holidays. Clothes to keep us warm.  The sun. The moon. The lightbulbs. Smiles. Laughter. Jokes. All the dollars we have, no matter how many or how few. Our employees. Our employer. Music. Dancing. Art. Painting. Writing. Books. New ideas. Entertainment. Entertainment on the go–on our phones, in our cars, on the train, especially in the aeroplane. Flight. Chocolate. Sugar. Those online videos that show us new ways to mix our chocolate and our sugar.

That only covers a small piece. We hope you keep the tradition going and spend a time listing everything and everyone you are grateful for this holiday season.

Cheers and love from the Circle Family!

Newly Added Egg Donors (November 23)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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Newly Added Egg Donors (November 18)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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Newly Added Egg Donors (November 14)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.


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VIDEO: Three Types of Egg Donation – Anonymous, Semi-known, & Known

Watch Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation attorney and four-time egg donor Gina-Marie Madow explain the three types of egg donation.

Last Saturday, we traveled to Marlborough, Massachusetts to attend the RESOLVE New England conference.RESOLVE New England is an non-profit dedicated to connecting the New England community on the many paths to parenthood, specifically for parents struggling to conceive. This support network meets to provide resources, information, and guidance throughout the process.

While there, Gina-Marie moderated a panel of parents discussing their experiences having donor-conceived children. In the session, she provided couples with essential information about the types of egg donation in terms of contact with the egg donor. (Side note: the panel discussed sperm donation as well but that was not our focus.)

In this video, Gina-Marie references a few useful resources including:

The Donor Sibling Registry – This is a website and non-profit organization serving donor offspring, sperm donors, egg donors and other donor conceived people. Learn more here.

Having your baby through egg donationHaving your Baby Through Egg Donation by Ellen Glazer.

Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation is a helpful, authoritative guide to negotiating the complex and emotive issues that arise for those considering whether or not to pursue egg donation. It presents information clearly and with compassion, exploring the practical, financial, logistical, social and ethical questions that commonly arise. This fully updated second edition also includes recent developments in the field, including travelling for egg donation and the emerging field of epigenetics.

 

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Finding Our Families by Wendy Kramer

Wendy Kramer, founder and director of the Donor Sibling Registry, and Naomi Cahn, family and reproductive law professor, have compiled a comprehensive and thorough guide for the growing community of families with donor-conceived children. Kramer and Cahn believe that all donor-conceived children’s desire to know their genetic family must be honored, and in Finding Our Families, they offer advice on how to foster healthy relationships within immediate families and their larger donor family networks based on openness and acceptance.

 

The Difference Between My Two Cycles: An Egg Donor’s Experience

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At Circle we receive many questions about the egg donation process. Becoming an egg donor involves applying, matching, psychological and medical screening, contracts, medications, monitoring appointments, retrieval, and compensation. Even with this general process, every egg donor cycle is unique. As a two-time egg donor, here’s a back-to-back comparison of my experiences.

Egg Donor Matching

My first Intended Parents (IPs) were a same-sex couple; they were also working with a gestational surrogate to have their first child. My second IPs were a heterosexual couple, who already had one child. In this case, the IPs were not using a gestational surrogate, and the intended mother planned to carry the baby herself. Both donations were anonymous, but I did receive non-identifying letters from the IPs through the agency.

Timeline

It took longer than I expected to be selected for my first egg donation; this is relatively common as many IPs are looking for proven and experienced donors. After my first donation, the process moved much faster and I was matched with my second IPs about one month after my first retrieval.

Since I had recently donated, I only had to complete a portion of the medical screening, because some of my previous results were still valid. With my second donation, I had a tight timeline to complete the retrieval. The only thing that did not move faster for the second donation was the legal contract, but ultimately everything was completed within my requested time frame.

Medications

Prior to each cycle, I took birth control to regulate my cycles. For my first donation, my medications were Gonal-F, Ganirelix, and Lupron for the trigger. For my second donation, my medications were Follistim, Ganirelix again, and a mix of Lupron and mini HCG for the trigger.

Local vs. Travel

For my first cycle, one of the reasons the IPs selected me as their donor was because I lived close to their clinic, so it saved them money on the travel costs. I was able to attend appointments in the morning before work. For weekend appointments, I only traveled about 30 minutes because the clinic was close by. I was able to work throughout the entire cycle, and I only took off the day of the retrieval. While I was physically able to move around the day after the retrieval, I chose to work from home that day to give my body some extra rest.

For my second cycle, the IP’s clinic was in Seattle, Washington. I live in Boston so this travel was much more extensive than my first cycle. The IPs covered all of my travel costs, and they even would have covered the costs of a companion to travel with me, but I chose to travel by myself.  I was in Seattle for about one week, and I returned home two days after the retrieval.

Experience

For my first cycle,  I was nervous about the injections, not knowing the exact date of the retrieval ahead of time (I was only given estimated dates, which is typical), and how the recovery would be after the retrieval. With my second cycle, I felt like a pro! While the second cycle was different than the first, I still felt more confident because I had already gone through the process.

Newly Added Egg Donors (October 27)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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Newly Added Egg Donors (October 13)

We help intended parents with their search to find the best egg donor. Our egg donor database is comprised of over 600 bright, young women looking to help families. Please reach out to us if you need assistance. To learn more about how we can help you with your search, CLICK HERE.

In addition to our matching services, we post newly added egg donors here on the Circle Egg Donation blog. To receive newly added egg donor email alerts, SIGN UP HEREIt takes less than a minute.

Below you’ll find our most recently added egg donors. Clicking on the icons below will bring you to the egg donor’s full profile. | View our egg donor database here.

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