As you start your journey to find an egg donor to fulfill your dreams of having a child, there won’t be a shortage of options. However, there might be a shortage of “the perfect fit” options. While all donors are wonderful, generous women who are willing to help others build a family, it’s important to consider the qualities you want in a donor.
There are many donors available who are lovely, but might not have the education or test scores to show their intelligence. There are donors who are fantastic, but perhaps a little out of the suggested age range for ideal success rates.
When it comes to choosing a donor, there are a few things you should take into consideration to ensure you have the highest possible chance of success. Don’t be afraid to hold your donor to the same standards you used when seeking a partner. Do their photos and profile scream “kind and smart” or “kind of smart”.
After all, the genes of the donor are going to be one half of your future child (genetically speaking). Here’s what not to miss on your donor check list:
The age of your donor is one of the most important things to consider when choosing her. Most fertility clinics and doctors encourage you to choose the youngest eggs possible. However, there are many donors with very viable and healthy eggs in their mid to late twenties as well.
When it comes to donors over thirty, you might not be setting yourself up for the highest chance of a future pregnancy by using her eggs. If you’ve absolutely fallen for her and she is the only choice for you, then schedule a consultation with your doctor and take a good look at your possibilities.
When it comes to an egg donor, age matters. Eggs from a donor over thirty have a much higher chance of not developing properly.
For some parents, education might be an important factor to consider. That’s not to say that donors who don’t have schooling or great test scores behind them wouldn’t make great donors. However, donors who have proven test scores or degrees behind them are showing you that they are smart, driven, and capable of overcoming challenges. All of these are great traits.
When looking for your donor, there is no shame in asking for schooling and test scores. If having an egg donor that’s intelligent is important to you, there are certainly many options available.
3. Physical Traits
When the only things you can base your selection off of is the information given you in a profile and photos, be confident in searching for the physical attributes you’d like in a donor. Maybe you want someone who looks like you or your sister.
Perhaps your family traditionally has a certain facial feature that makes you distinct. It’s a wonderful thing to want your future children to look like the rest of your family. Beyond brains, beauty is another huge factor in finding the perfect person to help you build a family.
What’s more? Everyone has different taste and finds different traits attractive. Whatever you’re looking for, you can have it. That’s part of what makes building a family with a donor so amazing.
4. Health History of an Egg Donor
Health history is important when it comes to finding the perfect donor. You will be given an extensive history of her family health history, and she will also often undergo genetic screening if you choose. Having all the information is important when finding your match.
If there are things in her health history that alarm you, then speak with your egg donor agency and make a further inquiry. Once her genetic screening is done you’ll know if you can move forward with her when you’re sure you don’t carry the same genetic carrier diseases (if any) that she does.
My Mama Told Me, You Better Shop Around
Take your time when finding a donor. Be patient, and know that the perfect, generous woman is out there who is incredibly excited to help you build a family.
Though challenges may arrive, stay the course and look at a variety of options. For the best egg donors available, contact us today.