What are the legalities involved in this process?
Our Fairy Godmother works with some of the most highly respected and well-versed attorneys in the field of alternative reproduction. We will assist in the selection of an attorney for intended parents and egg donors.
How does the medical process of egg donation work?
Our Fairy Godmother works with renowned physicians in the field of assisted reproduction. Our staff works directly with the fertility clinics to coordinate and facilitate the process of egg donation, including full medical screening of the donor.
What are the agency fees?
Our professional services are billed as per our fee schedule. We offer 4 different fee Options (Packages). All Options include the following: Agency Fee Legal Contracts for Termination of Parental Rights Agreement for the Intended Parents and Donor, Donor Accidental Life/Health Insurance Policy, Psychological Screening, Fund Management Fee, Courier, Gift and Miscellaneous expenses for the donor to attend appointments. For donors who require Air Travel, those Options also include: airfare for the donor and her companion, hotel, transportation, meals, childcare, satellite monitoring blood work and ultrasound prior to the donor and her companion traveling for the egg retrieval.
Here is an Estimate of Fees you may anticipate (Not including the Donors Reimbursement):
• Shared Donor Packages start at $7475.00 for Local Donors and $10,850.00 for Donors with Air Travel. The advantage of doing a Shared vs. Solo cycle is that all the eggs and the expenses related to the donors’ treatment are shared between two recipients.
• Solo Donor Packages start at $7,950.00 for Local Donors and $14,700.00 for Donors with Air Travel
What are the additional costs involved?
There are multiple factors that can increase or decrease the total cost for the intended parents which depend on the fees of the individual fertility clinics and are not part of our fee schedule. See ADDITIONAL EXPENSES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FLAT FEES on our Fees page. Our fees do not include donor reimbursement as well as any treatment or medications for the intended parents or donors and these should be discussed and determined with the clinic directly.
Our Fairy Godmother works with a very reputable reproductive lawyer run escrow agent who acts as the financial manager for the intended parents. They will administer a trust account through which the egg donation process is funded for the donor and the expenses related to her cycle.
What is the process like, and how long does it take?
If you have not yet registered on our website, please go to https://www.ourfairygodmother.info/ofg/forms/recipient/start.cfm and complete our secure form “Becoming an Egg Donor Recipient”. We will then issue you a username and password by email with full, free access to our entire database of donor profiles and photos.
After browsing our online donor database, intended parents select potential egg donors, and retain Our Fairy Godmother services. The next step is to narrow the number of potential donors, finally choosing one donor with whom to proceed. The process can take a matter of days or weeks, depending on each individual case. We also offer a complimentary one hour telephone or Skype webcam consult (www.skype.com) to review the entire donation process, and help you with your donor selection.
Once they have made your choice, you will be emailed an Egg Donor Agreement and Estimate. Once the agreement has been signed and returned to us and we have received the intended parents retainer and funds and their Agency Recipient Agreement we will then contact their clinic informing them of their donor choice and sending them your donor complete profile and previous medical records and one photo.
The donor is then comprehensively screened medically by their fertility clinic and we undertake the psychological screening, a process that usually takes two to four weeks. Only your physician can approve the donor once he or she has completed the donor screening. FDA requires all donors to have infectious disease screening performed prior to each egg retrieval. Once this is complete, the intended parents enter into a contract with the egg donor and we have our lawyer initiate the legal processes. This process takes another two weeks on average. The donor will begin her medications, a process lasting approximately five weeks, culminating in egg retrieval. The embryos are then ready for transfer to a surrogate or the intended mother or surrogate, or the embryos may be frozen for use at a later time.
What kind of guidance does Our Fairy Godmother provide?
Based on an over two decades of experience, Our Fairy Godmother manages each case personally guiding you through the entire process from beginning to end. We handle all the donor’s needs, including medical, physical and psychological. Our Fairy Godmother will also assist the donor as a liaison to the medical doctor.
What kind of testing and support does Our Fairy Godmother offer donors and future parents?
All donors undergo PAI psychological testing prior to the medical cycle beginning. We conduct psychometric testing (PAI) and if requested, donors may be required to complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) for an additional cost. Additional psychological services are offered for intended parents upon request.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR INTENDED PARENTS
If I choose a donor from Our Fairy Godmother, can I still use my own doctor?
ANSWER: Yes. After you choose a donor, she can be sent to any qualified physician of your choice to proceed with the required medical treatment.
Are most of the donors in your registry college educated?
ANSWER: Yes, the majority of donors in Our Fairy Godmother database are college educated or currently attending college. GPA’ scores are included in each donor’s profile and, for an additional fee, IQ testing is available.
What are the ages of the donors in your agency?
ANSWER: Our donors are between the ages of 21 & 30 years old.
Are your donors medically screened?
ANSWER: All of our donors are thoroughly screened for communicable diseases in accordance with the FDA/ ASRM and when applicable the country where the donation and transfer will take place if outside of the US. Your fertility clinic will request and conduct all the testing they require by law. Our Fairy Godmother is not a medical clinic and cannot order tests to be conducted. Those tests can only be ordered by a licensed physician.