Looking Beyond Egg Donor Photos

25 Apr

  In this post I’d like to offer some guidance around the search for a perfect egg donor.  While I really do understand wanting to have a child that resembles you and your family members, it’s helpful to remember that characteristics aren’t guaranteed to be passed down to the next generation.   Yes, there are similarities that most future parents look for in an egg donor, like hair color or eye color, but there can be surprises that leave you wondering about your selection.  Often times a newborn baby looks nothing like the donor and looks just like “Dad,” or the baby might look like a relative from several generations back from the “other” side of the family.

It’s really not just about the photos provided by a donor.  I like to recommend a more holistic approach to sorting through your donor options because you might discover some positive attributes that you hadn’t previously considered.  See if you can get a feel for her personality, really focusing on how she answers  questions like why she wants to donate.  Imagine being a shy person and loving the fact that the donor is the “life of the party”, or has a talent for telling a good joke.   Her likes and dislikes may reflect how she was raised, just as a good story about a family vacation she took with her parents when she was young, might reveal how it impacted her life.

Think about her experience of “family.”  She could be close with her parents and in constant contact with her siblings, or not have much contact because they have differences.   Try not to let the latter turn you off — think about how you have been raised and how close you may be to a friend but not a sibling.  Does that make her less of a person? Less of a donor?

I realize many couples seeking a donor would like to find a replacement for the partner who needs the eggs, and that egg donation isn’t your first choice, BUT you do have options to become pregnant – that’s a good thing – and sometimes we can even improve on our genetics and poor family health history when choosing a donor.

I encourage each of you searching for the perfect match to look at the whole donor profile  – look beyond the pictures – and don’t discount any willing donor who you may have a good “feeling” about.

Best wishes,

Nancy Block

“Through our relationships, we help create families.”

Why Work with The Center For Egg Options Illinois?

16 Apr

Our philosophy and Mission: The Center For Egg Options mission is to provide unparalleled patient and donor advocacy while expediting the smoothest ART cycle with the final goal being a worry free and successful method to helping people achieve their family building goals.

Nancy Block’s 25+ years of obstetric and infertility nursing experience and professional medical relationships combined with her sincere and empathic desire to partner with all of her clients (donor/surrogates and intended parents) in their quest for parenthood makes her a true standout in her field!

The Center For Egg Options ‘ expert leadership supports a team approach with established reputation of the highest standards:

  • Personal and hands-on service: The Center For Egg Options meets all donors and surrogates personally!
  • Comprehensive, complete and personal assistance with EVERY aspect of your program.
  • 25+ years experience.
  • No Fee until you match.
  • Features partner clinics and centers nationwide.
  • Industry’s most competitive fee structure.
  • Superior and incomparable donor and surrogate screening process inclusive of all the standards as are required by ASRM.
  • The Center For Egg Options is FDA certified and registered.
  • NEW! The Center For Egg Options is now offering Intended Parents around-the-globe personalized international matching arrangements.
  • The Center For Egg Options has successfully and personally guided 2,000 Donor and Surrogate matches
  • Features an ongoing pool of qualified Egg Donors ready to match, as well as a network alliance to hundreds of others.
  • The Center For Egg Options is currently expanding our international Gestational Surrogate Program.
  • The Center For Egg Options offers stringent screening of potential donors and surrogates.

Happy Spring from CEO!

6 Apr

CEO Information for Intended Parents of Gestational Surrogacy

1 Apr

Below are some general questions that Intended Parents often ask when considering Gestational Surrogacy. To set up an appointment with one of our wonderful staff members, use our contact information provided below.

How long will it take to find out gestational surrogate and make our match? It takes about 2-4 months to meet the ideal gestational carrier to build your family.

Are there any up-front costs involved? YES. There is no fee charged by The Center for Egg Options for a consultation appointment.  To view gestational surrogate  profiles, there is a fee of $5000.00(non-refundable).  The profiles shown to you are of carriers and their husband/partner that have completed their psychological screening, and have provided CEO with previous delivery records, insurance coverage information as well as her current pap smear results and a medical clearance letter from her current physician.

Where will our gestational surrogate deliver the baby? Your Gestational Surrogate will deliver the baby in her home state at the hospital of her choice or as agreed upon in advance by (you) all parties involved.

What kind of relationship will we have with our surrogate? It depends on what you and the Gestational Surrogate agree to. This can be discussed with the surrogate before you ever agree to work together, and The Center for Egg Options always try to match you with surrogates with similar expectations about post-birth contact.

 

Please call us with any additional questions and we would be happy to set up a free consultation!

The Center for Egg Options Illinois
3100 Dundee Road
Suite 101
Northbrook, IL  60062
Email: info@egg411.com
www.egg411.com
Phone:  (847) 656-8733
Fax: (847) 656-8737

Learn About The Center For Egg Options’ History

24 Mar

Having successfully and personally guided over 2,000 Donor and Surrogate matches in the 11 years since The Center For Egg Option’s inception, Director Nancy Block has taken her 25+ years experience as an OB/GYN and infertility nurse and combined it with her personal touch and leadership expertise to create a hands-on team approach.

As a full service Egg Donation and Surrogacy Center, The Center For Egg Options Illinois holds its established reputation of having the highest standards in the Assisted Reproductive Services arena with great pride.

The Center For Egg Options‘ concern for the health and well-being of our donors, surrogates and intended parents is first and foremost. We provide a comfortable and caring environment to support all of our clients and our compassionate hands-on service trumps all other agencies in the industry.

We have built our reputation on our uncompromised and unequal stringent screening procedure and our adherence to the strictest professional guidelines and ethics required by ASRM, FDA, and SART.

Why Work with The Center For Egg Options Illinois?

14 Mar

Our philosophy and Mission: The Center For Egg Options mission is to provide unparalleled patient and donor advocacy while expediting the smoothest ART cycle with the final goal being a worry free and successful method to helping people achieve their family building goals.

Nancy Block’s 25+ years of obstetric and infertility nursing experience and professional medical relationships combined with her sincere and empathic desire to partner with all of her clients (donor/surrogates and intended parents) in their quest for parenthood makes her a true standout in her field!

The Center For Egg Options ‘ expert leadership supports a team approach with established reputation of the highest standards:

  • Personal and hands-on service: The Center For Egg Options meets all donors and surrogates personally!
  • Comprehensive, complete and personal assistance with EVERY aspect of your program.
  • 25+ years experience.
  • No Fee until you match.
  • Features partner clinics and centers nationwide.
  • Industry’s most competitive fee structure.
  • Superior and incomparable donor and surrogate screening process inclusive of all the standards as are required by ASRM.
  • The Center For Egg Options is FDA certified and registered.
  • NEW! The Center For Egg Options is now offering Intended Parents around-the-globe personalized international matching arrangements.
  • The Center For Egg Options has successfully and personally guided 2,000 Donor and Surrogate matches
  • Features an ongoing pool of qualified Egg Donors ready to match, as well as a network alliance to hundreds of others.
  • The Center For Egg Options is currently expanding our international Gestational Surrogate Program.
  • The Center For Egg Options offers stringent screening of potential donors and surrogates.

The Center for Egg Options Escrow Services

7 Mar

The Center For Egg Options has consistently provided the service of managing known egg donors and gestational carriers; regardless of whether you’re working with The Center For Egg Options.

The Center For Egg Options has a long-established Escrow account and will provide monthly statements for your convenience.

All Checks to be paid are sent from The Center For Egg Options, per your agreement upon setting up the fund.

 

Please contact us for more information.
Email: info@egg411.com
Phone:  (847) 656-8733

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