Egg donation is the act of a woman donating her eggs to intended parent(s) through a process called in vitro fertilization (IVF). These incredible women are referred to as egg donors. The egg donation process requires the egg donor to administer hormone injections as directed by a fertility physician, for approximately two weeks. The egg donor must first meet all clinical requirements for egg donation and agree to relinquish all parental rights to the children born through this process. Egg donations can either be anonymous or known, which is a decision made by the parents and egg donor.


An Egg Donor must be:

An Egg Donor must have:

  • between the ages of 18-29.

  • within an appropriate height to weight ratio (BMI between 18 - 30). Calculate My BMI.

  • drug-free*, alcohol-free, and a non-smoker. 

  • willing to take hormone injections for approximately 2 weeks.

  • willing to travel if necessary (all expenses paid).

  • willing to complete a full medical screening.

  • willing to attend several doctor’s appointments.

   *Some medication use may disqualify your participation in the surrogacy program or may require pre-approval.

  • an excellent health history.

  • no genetic issues (i.e., long family history of cancers, birth defects, etc).

  • no unsterilized tattoos or piercings within the last 12 months.

  • had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries.

  • no psychological problems; depression, anxiety, etc.

  • no high-risk sexual practices (no more than 2 sexual partners in the last 6 months).

  • access to reliable transportation.

If you have questions about something specific that you believe may disqualify you, please contact us here.


  • An online application is completed and appropriate photos are submitted for consideration for our egg donation network.

  • Applications that meet the initial necessary requirements are then reviewed by an S.O.A. employee and successful applicants are added to our egg donation network.
    (All applicants will be updated regarding the status of their application).

  • Upon approval, non-identifying general information and previously submitted photos are made available to our Intended Parents for viewing.

  • Once a Donor & Intended Parent(s) match is confirmed, egg donors are required to sign consents and complete a diagnostic medical screening.
    (This process may require 1-2 days of travel).


  • Upon medical clearance, terms and agreements are discussed and all legal documents are signed by all parties.

  • Following the legal signing, donors are required to take hormone injections for up to 3 weeks while attending medical appointments as instructed by their fertility clinic.
    (Many of these appointments can take place at a local monitoring facility).

  • Donors must be available for frequent check-up appointments at their local monitoring facility for approximately 2-4 weeks.

  • Approximately 1 week before the egg retrieval process occurs, donors are required to travel to the treating fertility clinic.
    (If the intended parent’s fertility clinic is not in your area, you will be required to travel there during this time. All appropriate expenses are paid by the intended parents).


  • The egg retrieval process requires sedation and is performed by a board-certified physician.
    (No incisions are made for this procedure).


  • Compensation for your time is released immediately following egg retrieval.
    (Donor compensations are automatically set at $6,000 unless otherwise discussed with an S.O.A. employee ahead of time).


  • Fair and competitive compensation packages.

  • Paid travel opportunities.

  • Experienced staff members to guide you throughout the process.

  • Friendly and caring support.

Become an S.O.A. Egg Donor today.

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