Intended Parents FAQ

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Parents FAQ

Most women with the following conditions consider using egg donors:
  • Premature ovarian failure: women with poor ovarian function and unable to produce quality eggs before age of 40.
  • History of genetic disease: women who have a genetic condition/disease and do not want to pass the condition/disease to her child/children.
  • Advanced maternal age: women of 40 or older, produce poor quality eggs or no eggs.
  • After chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Ovaries are surgically removed, but have a hormonally responsive uterus.
  • Failed to achieve pregnancy after repeated IVF cycles with own eggs.
  • We offer unique matching services for Recipients to select their preferred Asian Egg Donors. We specialize in providing an Asian Egg Donor Pool by recruiting highly qualified Asian donors between the ages of 20 to 32. We have 150+ available egg donors in our donor pool with various cultures and ethnic backgrounds for your selection.
  • Our staff members include licensed medical practitioners with experience working in the reproductive field, able to help both donors and intended couples understand the process in details and guide you step by step through out the process. 
  • We have a team of multicultural and multi-lingual staff members to work closely with you during the entire process.
  • We provide a designated staff member for each of our signed intended parents and donor candidates, whom you will be able to reach for discussion during the entire process. We recognize the inconvenience of working with you during regular office hours, and we offer flexible schedules to meet your needs.
Many IVF clinics have their own donor pool. However, they may not have many selections on Asian donors. Furthermore, clinics focus more on medical management than providing support and communication with donors and Intended Parents. On the other hand, an Agency focuses on services helping intended couple to select a donor meets their personal preference. We personally contact and interview all our donors before posting their profile and make sure they fully understand egg donation is a very serious process and they are truly ready for the commitment. We also help to communicate between couples and donors to make sure both sides are fully satisfied and comfortable before their decision of final match.
Anonymous donation--Both Intended Parents and Donor do not disclose their confidential-identifying information with each other. No personal meetings will be coordinated.

Semi-open donation--Both Intended Parents and Donor do not disclose their confidential identifying information with each other. Both parties may agree to meet each other with Agency staff or a social worker present as the facilitator.

Open donation--Both Intended Parents and Donor will release their confidential identifying information to each other. A personal meeting can be arranged with Agency staff or a social worker present as the facilitator. Both parties must agree for an open donation to occur. In such case, continuing future contact may remain between Intended Parents and Donor.
Egg donation is a wonderful alternative to adoption. It allows the Intended Mother to experience the pregnancy and giving birth to her child, while also allowing the Intended Father to retain a biological connection to the child.
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Malaysian, Thai, Laotian, Cambodian, Indonesian, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Pakistani, Nepali, Mongolian, Hmong, Kazakh, Uzbek, Persian/Arab, Pacific Islander, Caucasian mix, and others.
Our donors complete a comprehensive profile that includes their personal, family medical history and genetic conditions. The medical screening (blood tests for infectious diseases, genetic conditions) are done in your IVF clinic. However, we can arrange a donor for such medical testing upon request. Especially for out of state donors, we are able to arrange donor medical screening tests done locally before attending your clinic for her initial visit.
The success rates depend on many factors, such as experience of physician; clinic embryo laboratory techniques; donor medication protocols; quality/quantity of eggs retrieved from a donor; sperm quality of Intended Father; health condition (age, uterine condition…) of Intended Mother etc. In general, an egg donation cycle leads to higher chance of success because most donors are healthy and in their prime fertility age and physical conditions. However, statistics can vary from center to center. For a reference of statistics, click: IVF Center Statistics on successful rate
In most cases, the blood type of an egg donor has little or no consequence on the outcome of the pregnancy. The blood type of the donor is important only when Intended Parents like to make sure that the blood type of the future child will represent a natural blood type had they been genetically conceived by both parents. For your reference the following table lists the possibilities of the potential child's blood type based on Parent's blood types:

Possibilities of Child Blood Type, based on Parent Blood Types

Parent Blood Type

Children Blood Type

O and OOA, B, or AB
O and AO or AB or AB
O and BO or BA or AB
O and ABA or BO or AB
A and AO or AB or AB
A and BO, A, B, or ABNone
A and ABA, B, or ABO
B and BO or BA or AB
B and ABA, B, or ABO
AB and ABA, B, or ABO
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