Choosing an Egg Donor that will be anonymous versus a known Egg Donor via an Egg Donor Agency
The journey of growing your family may include choosing an egg donor. When starting the process of egg donor selection, there are a variety of options available to intended parents and questions can be plentiful. At GS Moms, we're here to answer any questions you may have as we specialize in connecting intended parents with pre-screened egg donors through our extensive egg donor applicant database.
There are two types of egg donation scenarios to be considered: The "known egg donor" and the "anonymous egg donor". A known egg donor can be found through our database, or could be a close relative or friend. Many intended parents prefer to use known egg donors as it encourages a relationship between the child and the donor. Legal guidelines are clear - intended parents are the legal parents of the child made possible by egg donation as agreed upon contractually.
An anonymous egg donor is selected through the GS Moms egg donor database. The anonymous egg donor is found through a process that does not reveal identity of the donors. Instead, GS Moms serves as the point of contact between egg donors and intended parents which enables both parties to remain anonymous.
The majority of women who donate their eggs do so because they want to help other people. Our donors understand that their donation might make someone's dream of becoming a family come true. All prospective egg donors go through a series of tests to maximize the probability of a successful pregnancy. Our egg donors don't smoke, are physically and mentally fit and are of prime childbearing age.
GS Moms matches intended parents with egg donors through our extensive egg donor database. The majority of GS Mom's matches are anonymous in nature. However, there are a number of 'known egg donors' contributing to the database. Ultimately, the choice is up to the intended parent whether or not, and to what extent, to keep the process confidential.
According to Lisa Stark-Hughes of GS Moms, "Hopeful parents have many options when it comes to starting a family, and parents should consider all of the benefits and challenges of egg donation and surrogacy before committing to the process."
Gestational Surrogate Moms, Inc. (GSMoms) is a full-service surrogacy and egg donor agency that focuses on keeping the most significant decision in life - that of starting a family - a personal experience. Whether you are an intended parent, surrogate, egg donor, clinical partner and/or sister agency, you will always feel our level of commitment. Our GSMoms family will work you through this process, and treat you with the care you deserve during such a critical time in your lives.
We are a global company with our main offices located in Sacramento, California, and Champaign, Illinois. We also have a satellite office in Pasadena, California; and work with partners and other agencies located throughout the world, including Tel Aviv, Israel, and Shenzhen, China.