Services we offer
Our Services are offered to clients Nationwide and Internationally. We work with a variety of clients, and will not discriminate against racial background, marital status or sexual orientation.
Our agency represent numerous donors and surrogates of all ethnic backgrounds.
What happens after I have been approved to be an egg donor in Happy Beginnings' program?
You will be assigned a Donor ID and the information contained in your application minus your name and contact information will be placed in a password protected database.
Intended Parents working with our agency will be provided with a password to access our Egg Donor Database and may search through our donor profiles to make their egg donor selection.
How does the process work once I have been selected by Intended Parents to be their egg donor?
The first step is that we will contact you and request some information from you to confirm that you still meet our eligibility requirements and are currently available to participate in the medical screening and egg retrieval process.
We will provide you with basic information about the Intended Parent(s), inform you of the fertility clinic you will be working with and if travel will be required for your participation in an egg donor cycle.
You will then accept or deny to work with the Intended Parent(s).
If you accept the egg donor cycle, then we will email you a Cycle Match Documents to sign and return to us. This will outline our agency policies, your requested compensation and any expenses that will be covered by the Intended Parent(s) during your participation in the egg donor cycle.
We will also arrange for a reproductive attorney to represent you in reviewing the egg donation agreement/contract between you and the Intended Parents. This agreement will outline the legal implications involved in being an egg donor and the expenses and compensation you will receive during your egg donation cycle. The attorney can arrange to review with you over email and telephone communication, if necessary. *This attorney will be paid from the donor expense account funded by the Intended Parents.
Are there additional requirements once I have been selected by Intended Parents to be their donor?
We will request copies of your pap smear results within the past twelve months. You will need to assist us in obtaining copies of these results.
We will arrange for you to complete a psychological evaluation.
We will then work in conjunction with the fertility clinic to schedule you to have blood work completed on Day 3 or 4 of your menstrual cycle. *This test is performed to assess that your hormone levels are in the preferred range for an egg donor.
Once we have received all of those test results, we will schedule for you to complete a thorough medical screening at the primary fertility clinic. ** This screening will include blood tests to check for infectious diseases (HIV, Hepatitis C etc.), genetic diseases (Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome etc.), sexually transmitted diseases (Gonorrhea, Chlamydia etc.), a drug screen and nicotine screen. In addition, you will undergo a complete physical assessment. You will meet with the physician and nurses to discuss the risks and possible complications, types of medication required and instruction on administering the medication will be provided.
**If the primary clinic is not local to your home you will be required to travel for a one day / overnight trip for this medical screening. All expenses for this trip will be paid and a minimum of 2-4 weeks notice will be provided.
When all test results come back within normal limits:
You will be provided with a cycle calendar.
This calendar will outline the dates and times you will need to administer your egg donor cycle medications.
You will be required to visit a local fertility clinic on at least 3-4 occasions for monitoring by means of vaginal ultrasound and blood work. These visits are done on the days outlined in your cycle calender and must be done in the early morning hours (7-9 AM).
If the Intended Parents live out of your area you will be required to travel to the area of their fertility clinic for 5-7 days for monitoring and the egg retrieval procedure.
*All expenses will be paid for the donor and a companion for this trip and you will receive at least 4-6 weeks notice. Your cycle calender will outline the dates you will be required to travel to the area of the Intended Parents clinic, if applicable.
If the Intended Parents clinic is local to your home, then you will be required to attend 4-6 additional local appointments in the early morning hours (7 - 9AM) for monitoring and the egg retrieval procedure.