When using an egg donor to create or grow a family, the idea of talking about it with friends and family can be a little overwhelming for some parents-to-be. Although egg donation and other forms of third-party reproduction have become increasingly common during the past few years, it can be difficult to predict how some people may react to the idea.
Denise has been a Surrogacy Recruitment Coordinator since 2014. After serving our country in the intelligence field within the United States Marine Corps and 28 years in sales, Denise found a love for guiding our surrogates throughout the screening process. She says, “It’s such a joy to see these wonderful ladies through the beginning of their journey. Experiencing their excitement and anticipation in doing something so rewarding is amazing to be apart of.”
Becoming a surrogate is one of the most generous things that a woman can do for an individual or couple who is unable to create or grow their family without the help of someone else. Although surrogacy is not a quick and easy process, the vast majority of surrogates find it massively rewarding and love being able to share the joy of having a child with someone who cannot carry a pregnancy on their own. This quick guide will help you learn more about what the process entails and whether or not it’s right for you.
Carrie Levens started with Fertility SOURCE Companies in 2011 and has worked her way up to Donor Senior Case Manager. She guides egg donors and intended parents through the donation process while working alongside industry professionals to keep the match going smoothly. Carrie says, “When I started working here, I knew this is what I wanted to do. It is very satisfying to be part of such a wonderful journey. Our team of co-workers are so wonderful, they are like family to me.”
For many young women, being an egg donor is an exciting and fulfilling experience that allows them to help someone create a family and be compensated for their time and effort. However, if you’ve only recently begun considering becoming an egg donor, you probably have a lot of questions and aren’t sure what to expect in terms of the process itself.
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.