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.

Basic donor information can be found online with the username and password that I will send you by e-mail.  You may only view the more detailed donor profiles by scheduling a meeting. I cannot provide additional information about donors by e-mail.  In order to obtain more information about any of the donors, we need to meet in person.

In order to obtain a password to view the basic donor information, please send an e-mail with your name and which fertility clinic you are working with to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Schedule a meeting at SFDN.  
In order to obtain additional information about any of the donors you need to schedule a meeting.  In this meeting I will review the entire process of both choosing a donor and working with my agency, the fees, the contracts, and answer your questions. In that meeting you may view the more extensive donor profiles, and you will be given a new password that will allow you to view the full profiles from home.

There is no fee for the initial meeting and it takes about an hour and a half. Meetings may take place during business hours, in the evenings, or on weekends.

3. Choosing a donor
Choosing a donor normally takes between one to six months, depending on what you are looking for in a donor. There is a lot that you need to understand about donor availability before choosing a donor.  I will explain that in detail in our meeting.

4. Signing of contracts
Once you have chosen a donor, and her availability has been confirmed, we will then sign contracts. The first payment is due at this time. Paperwork will then be faxed to your clinic, and the process begins. 

If you desire a meeting with your donor that can be arranged.

5. Donor becomes a patient at your fertility clinic
Your donor will undergo further medical screening and orientation at your clinic. The clinic will then put together a calendar for the donation cycle. The second payment is due after the calendar is set.

The average amount of time from choice of donor to the start of the cycle is two to three months, but it is sometimes quicker or takes longer.

The donor will be on injectable medications for about 2 ½ weeks leading up to the egg retrieval procedure.

6. Egg retrieval procedure
The egg retrieval procedure normally takes place 2 1/2 to 4 months from the day a contract is signed.All of the steps will be reviewed in more detail when we meet.

I wish you all the best in your efforts to start or expand your family.



Susan Cieutat

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