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Our goal at SFDN is to make finding an egg donor as stress-free as possible, and to help you move smoothly towards your goal of starting a family.

Steps for Recipients

1. Obtain a password to view donors
2. Schedule a meeting at SFDN
3. Choose a donor
4. Sign contracts
5. Donor becomes a patient at your fertility clinic
6. Egg retrieval procedure

 

1. Obtain a password to view donors

Send an email to and I will send you instructions and a username and password that will allow you to see basic information about the donors that consists of one photo and a short description.  You may view the more detailed donor profiles by scheduling a meeting. 

2. Schedule a meeting

In order to view the full profiles you will need to meet with me.  In this meeting I will review the process of choosing a donor, working with my agency, the fees, the contracts, and answer your questions. In that meeting you will be given a new password that will allow you to view the full profiles and additional photos.  I will also provide a detailed timeline of how long each step of the process takes and give you a realistic expectation of how long it all takes from start to finish.

These meetings were previously in person, but since Covid they are being held remotely.

3. Choose a donor

Choosing a donor normally takes between one to six months, depending on what you are looking for.  Choosing a donor and confirming her availability for your clinic location and cycle timing usually involves several weeks of back and forth communication.

4. Sign contracts

Once you have chosen a donor, and her availability has been confirmed, we will sign contracts. The first payment is due at that time. Paperwork will then be faxed to your clinic, and the process begins.  The second payment is due after your donor has received her calendar and before she begins injectable medications. Meetings between donors and their recipients take place if it is desired by both parties.  That will be explained in more detail in our initial meeting.

5. Donor becomes a patient at your fertility clinic

Your donor will undergo a detailed medical screening and orientation at your clinic.  She will be screened for infectious diseases, genetic diseases, and they will evaluate her hormone levels and antral follicle count.  The clinic will then put together a calendar for the donation cycle.  (If your donor does not pass the medical screening you can choose another donor at no extra cost or receive a refund of almost all of your agency fee.  That will be reviewed in more detail when we meet.) The second payment is due after the calendar is set and before the donor begins injectable medications.

The average amount of time from signing of contracts to the egg retrieval procedure is two to four months, but sometimes longer.  The timeline will be reviewed in detail when we meet.

6. Egg retrieval procedure

The egg retrieval procedure normally takes place 2½ to 4 months from contract signing.   A typical egg retrieval procedure results in approximately 10 to 20 mature eggs.  They are fertilized right away and the result is usually 5 to 8 good quality embryos.  All of the steps and usual results will be reviewed in more detail when we meet.


Contact Us

For intended recipients, indicate which fertility clinic you're working with.
  • 415-558-1600 (Phone)
  • 415-621-1434 (Fax)
  • 531 Grove St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102