Questions to ask Egg Donation Programs
How long has the company been in business?
Are all donors legal residents of the United States? (Undocumented immigrants should not be donors.)
Will the service provide references?
How do you recruit donors?
What psychological screening is done on donors and by whom?
What medical screening is done on the donors?
What is the number of donors currently available?
How much information will you be given about the donor, and what, if any, information will be given to the donor about you?
Do you have donors who are willing to have an open relationship now or in the future?
Does the program include legal counsel? Whose interests are represented? The services? The donors? Should you consider hiring an attorney to represent you?
Will your clinic or doctor work with this particular matching service?
What is the cost of using the service?
Is total payment due prior to match?
What fee does the egg donor receive?
If the donor lives out of state, will I need to pay for housing or transportation at the time of ovulation induction and egg retrieval?
If the donor changes her mind midstream and decides not to continue, will the service provide a new “match” with no additional fee?
What are financial arrangements if the donor has poor or no response to the stimulation protocol?
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association