Economic downturns always bring about people looking to make extra money, so having women inquire about how to donate eggs for money is not uncommon during these uncertain economic times.
But the fact of the matter is that ovarian egg donation does come with risks, though the immediate economic compensation can minimize at least some of the down sides.
Ovary egg donation typically occurs when couples who are unable to conceive use in vitro fertilization or IVF in order to conceive a child and typically the recipient is in her late 30s to early 40s. A typical egg donor is between the ages of 21 and 35. Of course the younger a woman is the more fertile she is believed to be. And conversely the older a woman is the less fertile.
It’s important to remember that contractually the woman who receives the donor egg(s) is referred to as the birth mother and legal guardian. And the donor will be asked to sign a series of consent agreements giving up the rights to any child conceived once you have been matched with a recipient. You also have an option to remain anonymous as well.
Payment for Egg Donation
The money you can make for donation of ovarian eggs can be anywhere from $6000 to $8000 in the US, depending upon the treatment facility you decide to go to for the egg donation process.
Remember also that you are not paid for your eggs, but rather your time, effort and discomfort during this process. Once your eggs have been removed from your ovaries you are entitled to full compensation. Should you have to back out for any reason, prior to eggs being extracted, but after acceptance - you would be entitled to partial compentation. Be sure to get all of this in writing on the terms and conditions of payment.
There are many fertility registries which allow you to at least initiate the process to find out exactly how much you could be offered for one egg donation cycle.
It’s also important to note that most treatment centers will only take a woman 2-3 times during her lifetime for egg donation. This obviously is to minimize children with half brothers and sisters. As well as cut down on the mental, physical and emotion strain that is often exhibited in women who donate their eggs.
How Long is the Egg Donation Process?
The donor cycle could take anywhere from 2-3 weeks.
Process and Requirements
After answering an ad, you’ll likely be screened in an initial interviewing process. At the initial screening, you’ll be invited back to start medical and psychological screenings. The donor goes through a very rigorous testing process including ultra sounds to examine the uterus and ovaries as well as blood tests to exclude an additional genetic irregularities that could be passed on to a child. You’ll also need to submit to an infectious disease screening as well which will test for HIV and a host of other diseases that could be passed on to the child or birth mother.
Once you pass the medical and psychological screenings, you’ll be matched with a recipient. Typically you’ll be matched based on race, ethnicity, height, weight to closely resemble the recipient as much as possible.
When the match is made, you’ll start to take fertility drugs which do have some risks. At this point you also begin the egg donation compensation. You are not compensated on the success of the treatment, but rather being chosen as a match and beginning the egg donation process.
It’s important to also remember that many women state that egg donation can not only be emotionally grueling but also psychologically as well. It would serve you well to participate in all counseling sessions provided to you at the egg donation fertility clinic.
So as you can see, making money with egg donation is possible. Not only are you helping a couple with fertility issues, you also have an opportunity to make money as well.
Just remember that in your lifetime, you may be restricted to 2-3 times to donate your eggs for money.