For many future mothers, choosing to look for an egg donor or a surrogate mother can be a very difficult and emotional decision. This is a difficult time for your family, but know that there may still be several options and ways to consider on your journey to parenthood.
In some cases, future mothers may choose between having a surrogate mother or using a donor egg and then carrying the embryo herself.
If a planned mother is capable of carrying a child but does not have viable eggs, or if both parents are carriers of a genetic condition, a family may choose to use a donor egg to create an embryo for the intended mother to carry.
By choosing an egg donor, you will have the opportunity to review our extensive database of shortlisted women to find the one that suits you. Many potential mothers look for a donor who may resemble herself or have similar characteristics.
You should consider whether you want your egg donor to be anonymous or known. An anonymous donor is one with whom you will probably never meet or talk, while other agreements may allow you to talk or meet with your donor before entering into legal contracts.
In other cases, a future mother can produce viable eggs but cannot transport the embryo herself. In these cases, you may want to consider creating the embryo from your eggs and using a substitute to transport the embryo. In this case, you will maintain a biological connection with your child.
It is important to think carefully about the type of woman you want to work with. These relationships can be very intimate and complex, which requires careful consideration in the selection process.
Regardless of the choice you make, know that the Growing Generations team is here to help you with every step of the process. We have created a program that takes into account the sensitive nature of this business and will help you make the best decision for your family. We look forward to helping you decide how to best build your family.