Egg Donor FAQs
At Magic Journeys, LLC, we understand that you may have some questions regarding the process for egg donation or gestational surrogacy. Here are some common egg donation FAQs. As always, feel free to contact us with any other specific questions you have.
To become an egg donor, you will need to be a healthy woman between the ages of 21 and 30 with no history of disease or drug/alcohol abuse. Having already had a successful pregnancy is another key requirement. There are other specific screenings and tests you will need to complete to become a qualified egg donor.
You will submit an egg donor application to Magic Journeys, LLC. If your application is accepted, we will schedule a consultation, verify your ID and medical history and schedule a blood test to determine your fertility.
Donating eggs is a routine medical procedure, but your Magic Journeys, LLC case specialist will take the time to walk you through the procedure, any medical risks and all other issues with you before you decide to donate your eggs. It’s very important to understand how the medical aspects of egg donation work before you agree to donate. You will be required to follow specific IVF procedures prior to the egg retrieval to ensure health and fertility of the eggs.
Feel free to contact us for a no-obligation egg donor consultation, or visit any page on our website to learn more about who we are, what we do and why we aim to make the surrogacy process as rewarding as possible for everyone involved—including the egg donor, the surrogate mother and the intended parents.
Once you have been screened and approved to become a Magic Journeys, LLC egg donor, your profile will be created. You will remain completely anonymous to the intended parents, but they will be able to see your age, health history, ethnicity, education, IQ and other key details that will help them decide whose eggs they want to use.
When intended parents decide to use donated eggs, Magic Journeys, LLC will compare their profile and preferences against egg donor profiles to recommend “matches” for them to consider. They will review the matched profiles and make their own decision as to the egg donor they wish to use.
The base egg donor compensation at Magic Journeys, LLC is $10,000. You may be able to earn more if you have outstanding qualities that make your eggs more desirable. Repeat egg donors can also earn more. Any travel and medical expenses will also be covered.
Many Magic Journeys, LLC egg donors will donate more than once. Once you are used to the process, it is gratifying and fairly easy to repeat. However, we do put a limit of 6 donations per donor, and medical reviews are performed between each cycle to make sure each donation is of desired fertility.
After you have been officially selected and approved as a Magic Journeys, LLC egg donor, it typically takes around 2-4 months before any egg retrieval occurs. It can take longer or go quickly based on your situation and how soon a match is found.
If you have any sexual partners, they will be subject to infectious disease screening as part of the medical review process. This will be paid for by the intended parents. An average abstinence period of 3-4 weeks before egg retrieval is required.
This is entirely up to you and the parents. Magic Journeys, LLC will ask your preference on this issue during the screening/application process, so you can decide if you want to meet the parents or the child. Even if you do want to, however, it is still up to the parents. We simply let them know your preferences and they decide how they want it to be handled.