In recent years, using an egg donor has become an increasingly popular form of assisted reproduction for both people struggling with infertility and LGBT couples. However, in spite of its growing popularity, the idea of using an egg donor is sometimes distorted by stubborn myths and misconceptions. These mistaken beliefs can hold an influential yet negative power over intended parents, potentially ultimately discouraging them from exploring donor eggs as a family-building option.
Donna has been with Fertility SOURCE Companies for 14 years and first started working with intended parents and donors who were navigating the matching process. Through the years, Donna’s love of order and process helped her to excel and grow. She later served as Fertility SOURCE Companies’ Director of Case Management, COO and is currently the CEO. We are also very happy to announce that she has recently become a major shareholder of the company as of July 2020!
There are many decisions to work through during a surrogacy journey and one common question we receive from intended parents is about the location of your surrogate. The options include a surrogate who resides local to the fertility clinic or out-of-area.
April has been a Case Manager with FSC for 9 years. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of intended parents achieve their dream of building a family. As a Case Manager, April oversees and coordinates every aspect of the surrogacy cycle from the initial match all the way through to that extremely exciting delivery day. Prior to becoming a Case Manager with FSC, April was a surrogate with the agency and delivered a little girl for a local couple.
For LGBT couples who want to start a family, third-party reproduction often plays an essential role in turning that dream into a reality. Same-sex male and female couples each face unique challenges when it comes to biologically creating a child, which is what makes third-party reproduction necessary.
When using an egg donor, it’s not uncommon for intended parents to feel concerned about whether they will be able to bond with their baby. Some people worry that since they have no genetic link to the child, building a connection with their baby will be difficult or impossible.
Missi has been with FSC for 14 years this week! Over the years she has worn many hats – from front desk to Case Manager to Business Development to Recruitment. She especially enjoys her recruitment role because of the empowerment egg donors and surrogates describe when they come to their decision to participate in FSC’s programs. Missi wants her donors and surrogates to be 100% confident in their decision and she takes great care in preparing them for the journey.
There are many reasons why people seek out a gestational surrogate. One of the most common reasons is when a woman is dealing with an infertility issue. For individuals and couples who are unable to conceive, surrogacy can help them create the family that they desire.
Sheryl will be with The Donor Source for 12 years in June 2020. “After all these years, I still look forward to going to work everyday as everyday is a new challenge. I still get excited when I can help someone find that perfect donor and it just works!!”
March 19, 2020
COVID – 19 Update
Dear Valued Intended Parents, Gestational Carriers, and Egg Donors,
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreads around the world and throughout the U.S., Fertility SOURCE Companies is actively monitoring the restrictions and guidelines that the CDC and our government have put in place to continually monitor the safety, health and wellbeing of our clients and staff.