We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to create a family. And, we would love to help you on your journey through third party reproduction to parenthood. It is our mission to give you a positive experience during this process so that you can focus on preparing for parenthood.
As one of the oldest egg donor and surrogacy agencies on the West Coast, when you work with us, you can feel comfortable that our coordinators will be guiding you with their years of experience, caring and compassionate attitudes and dedication to our journey.
Overview of the Donation Process
Most people aren’t sure how the egg donation process works. It’s not complicated. Here’s what you can expect as an Intended Parent looking for an egg donor. Get to Know Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy. It is important to be informed about the donor process. We want you to feel confident about your journey. Please take some time to review our website, our services, the fees and expenses associated with the process, and browse the donor database.
Select a Donor. Go ahead and browse through the database. Select the donor that is the right match for you.
Select a Fertility Center. Don’t worry if you aren’t currently working with a fertility center or clinic. We will help you select a reputable center based on your needs and location. Now is the time to finish your medical screening if it is not yet completed.
Legal Arrangements. Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy can assist you with the associated legal process. We will provide you with a template of a standard donor agreement. If you don’t have an attorney, we can refer you to an attorney familiar with the donation process. You will review the agreement with your attorney, make any changes, or even have a completely new agreement drafted. Your donor will review the contract with her own attorney.
Deposit of Donor Fee. An independent trust account will be established to hold the donor fee. You will deposit the fee into this account where it will be will be held in trust for her.
Establish Synchronized Cycling. An important part of the donation process is synchronizing your fertility cycle with that of your donor. To get the cycles in sync, you will follow a medical protocol provided by your reproductive endocrinologist. At the same time, the donor will be taking hormones. Your cycles will be synched and monitored. We will keep you informed of the progress, so you will always know what is happening.
Fertilized Embryos. If fertilization is successful, one or more of the resulting embryos may be transferred approximately 3-5 days after retrieval based on the recommendation of your physician and the embryology lab. Embryos that are not immediately transferred are handled based on the prior decision of the Intended Parents in conjunction with their medical team.
Pregnancy. Our goal is always a pregnancy as a result of the first embryo transfer!
Aloha prospective parents! We’re here to guide you through the surrogacy process. We know it is an exciting, stressful and an emotional. Our caring staff is ready to help support you on this life changing journey.
Below are the steps involved in the surrogacy process.
The Legal Process
There are two important legal pieces to your surrogacy journey: the surrogacy contract and establishing parental rights.
- The Contract: The surrogacy contract will cover issues surrounding everyone’s rights, responsibilities and duties. The contract will address issues on abortion, selective reduction, confidentiality, the medical protocol for the surrogacy, contact during and after the pregnancy (if desired by both parties), compensation, parental rights and custody issues.
- Parental Rights: If heterosexual parents are working with a gestational surrogate (using the intended parents’ egg/sperm or donor egg or sperm), they will be able to obtain a pre-birth order and have their names placed directly on the birth certificate.
In some states gay parents will both be able to be put their names on the birth certificate. In other states, the non-biological parent will have to go through a second-parent adoption.
International Intended Parents
Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy, welcomes clients from all around the world. We enjoy having the opportunity to help international couples and individuals build or expand their family.
International intended parents face special challenges such as obtaining passports for their child, insurance coverage for the newborn baby before leaving the United States, and citizenship for the baby in their home country. Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy ensures the surrogacy process will run as smoothly and efficiently as possible for international intended parents.
We understand that the surrogacy process can be stressful. We realize that going through the surrogacy process in another country can be difficult because of time zones and language barriers. We try to make the process run as smoothly as possible for you by being responsive and dedicated to your journey.
LGBTQ parents face special challenges and obstacles in the surrogacy process. It is important for LGBTQ parents to match with a surrogate who is supportive of working with a same sex couple. It’s also imperative that the surrogate’s husband or partner is supportive of working with a same sex couple.
It is also important for LGBTQ intended parents to work with a surrogate in a LGBTQ friendly surrogacy state, where the intended parents’ names can either go directly on the birth certificate or a second-parent adoption is possible.
Below is a listing of the states where our LGBTQ parents have been able to obtain pre-birth orders.
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy, LLC, welcomes clients from all around the world. We enjoy having the opportunity to help international couples and individuals build or expand their family. We are very familiar and comfortable with managing cycles and addressing the unique needs of our national and international clients.
International intended parents face special challenges such as obtaining passports for their child, insurance coverage for the newborn baby before leaving the United States, and citizenship for the baby in their home country. Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy, LLC ensures the surrogacy and/or donor process will run as smoothly and efficiently as possible for international intended parents.
Pacific Egg Donors and Surrogacy, LLC, has employees that speak many languages to assist our non English speaking clients. We understand that the surrogacy and/or donor process can be stressful. We realize that going through the surrogacy and/or donor process in another country can be difficult because of time zones and language barriers. We do our very best to reduce stress by being reliable and having great communication.
- Egg Donor Compensation (varies by Donor)
- Donor Psychological Screening $500
- Donor Medical Insurance $386
- Travel Expenses (varies by Donor) $100- $6000
- Legal Fees for Donor and Prospective Parents $1.000-$1,500
- Donor Agency Fee $6,000
- IVF Fee(Varies by clinic)
- Surrogate Base Compensation- $35,000- $50,000- depending on experience
- Embryo Transfer Fee – $500
- Maternity clothing Allowance $750 for singleton and $1000 for multiples
- Monthly Allowance $250 per month to cover mileage reimbursement to local appointments, prenatal vitamins, pregnancy testing supplies, faxing, postage
- Invasive Procedure Fee -$500
- Lost Wages – Depends on Surrogate’s hourly wage
- Lost Wages for Spouse – $0- $3,000, depends on spouse’s hourly wage
- Travel expenses -$0- $6,000- depends on clinic location
- Mulitples $8,000 per twins $16,000 triplets
- C-section fee $2,500
- Escrow Agency fee- $1,500
- Health Insurance- $0- $10,000- depending on if surrogate has insurance that covers surrogacy and her location.
- Life insurance for surrogate $500
- Disability Insurance $0- $1,500 (if available by employer)
- Loss of Reproductive Organs Fee $3,000 (if applicable)
- Bed rest fee Varies based on surrogate’s lost wages, childcare and housekeeping
Legal fees Varies depending on Surrogate’s location typically the fee for the contract and birth order is between $10,000- $15,000
Agency fee $20,000