The First Steps


Before you get started on your egg donation journey, we recommend sitting down and having a conversation with your spouse, partner, or primary support person. If you're new to egg donation, take a look at our frequently asked questions and then come up with a list of remaining questions you still have to ask during your consultation.

Book a free consultation

We offer intended parents free consultations that offer a thorough overview of the egg donation process. We hold consultations via Skype, telephone, or in person at our Boston office. We’ll go over how the program works, including legal work, costs, financing, finding an egg donor, the IVF cycle and more. At the end of the consultation,  you’ll have a chance to ask questions. When you're ready to move forward with an egg donor or schedule a consultationcontact us!

Explore Our Egg Donor Database

Once you're ready to move forward, you can begin looking for an egg donor who is the right fit for you. Register to view our egg donor database to browse through hundreds of egg donor profiles. Use the filter option to narrow down your selection based on ethnic background, physical attributes, education, etc. Each egg donor profile offers photos and information on the donor’s health, education, occupation, goals, motivations, and more. (Learn how Circle finds egg donors.)

Signing On

When you're ready to join our program, let us know! Signing on with Circle Egg Donation grants you access to our egg donor pool as well as thousands of donors from our partnering agencies, provides you with the necessary legal work, and coordinates certain aspects of your egg donation, such as your IVF cycle with your fertility clinic and travel for your egg donor. You'll fill out your parenting questionnaire so we can learn more about you start the matching process after you've sign the Agreement for Services. 

Some intended parents prefer to find their egg donor first and then move forward with the agency aspect. That’s why we created the Deposit Program, granting IPs more options. The deposit allows intended parents to join an egg donor’s waiting list, receive matching assistance, gain access to facial recognition software, and more. To learn more about the deposit, contact us! 

Matching with an Egg Donor

When you've found an egg donor who you'd like to work with, let us know! We'll send her your parenting profile (with all identifying information removed). She'll have a chance to learn about you and your story. If everyone is on the same page and wants to move forward, you are considered matched! 

Egg Donor Contracts

The next step is to negotiate and sign the Egg Donor Agreement with your egg donor. During this stage, Circle’s in-house legal team represents you and negotiates on your behalf. An independent attorney represents your egg donor to ensure her rights are protected, as well. The agreement outlines payment, legal considerations, and the plan for the retrieval. 

Egg Retrieval and Transfer

Once your contract is finalized and a trust fund is set up for your egg donor, your IVF clinic will release a cycle schedule. If you choose a fresh embryo transfer, your egg donor and whoever is carrying the child (you, your spouse, or a surrogate) start medications to prepare for the retrieval and transfer. Once the eggs are retrieved, they are fertilized, grown in laboratory conditions, and either transferred or frozen. Any remaining viable embryos from a fresh transfer can be cryopreserved (frozen) for a later date.

When you're ready to move forward with an egg donor or schedule a consultation, contact us!

Become a parent through egg donation