Agency List

Update: 2/1/08 (In updating this page, I accidentally deleted it and all the comments. My apologies to those whose comments I deleted!)

Update: 8/1/08; new info on the Asian Egg Donation agency contributed by a reader (Thank you!).

Update: 7/12/09: Received email from Asian Egg Donation with updated numbers on Asian donors.   Numbers posted in comments.

The agency list can be found below. This list has 9 columns (starting with “Agency” and ending with “Notes”). I’m not computer literate enough to figure out how to make sure the list is completely viewable on all computers. If you are having trouble viewing all the information, you can download the word doc here.

  • I won’t have access to these databases indefinitely so eventually this list will become outdated. I also don’t know, as I get further along in my DE process, if I will have time to update this list in the future, but, hopefully it can serve as a starting point for people looking for a donor. If people, in the process of looking for their donor, want to email me an updated count of donors for any of the agencies, I’d be more than happy to update the list.

  • This list is a word doc because I couldn’t load it in the original format which was in an Excel file. If you would prefer to view this information as an Excel file, I can email it to you. Leave a comment or email me.

  • A few of the agencies allow you to see their donor pool database without a password. Most require one but usually all you need to get a password is to send the agency an email or fill out an online form.

  • I’ve included the agency’s location because in some cases, many of the donors are recruited locally (although almost all the agencies work have donors from many different states). This may help you narrow down which agencies to look into first if you are looking for a donor close to you.

  • Some agencies update their site frequently. Most others do not. If you are looking for a donor who has donated before and are looking for a hard to find donor, I suggest not searching exclusively for proven donors. When I started asking agencies specific details about donors, several I inquired about had just finished donating or were finishing up their cycle yet the websites did not reflect this.

  • This is a list of donor agencies that are unaffiliated with any clinic and so these donors, if they are willing to travel, can usually go to any clinic. Some clinics have their own donor agency, which provides donors only to their clinic. I have not included these agencies.

  • Since my own search is for Chinese egg donors, I did not request database access to agencies that did not have any Chinese egg donors.

  • If a field is left blank, that means I did not or could not find the information. For example, if there is no number listed under Middle Eastern donors for a particular agency it doesn’t mean that there are no Middle Eastern donors, it just means I don’t know. If there were no Middle Eastern donors, the # of donors would be “0.”

  • “Indian” on this list refers to donors who are Asian Indian not Native American. Some agencies categorize these donors as “East Indian.”

  • This is not meant to be a comprehensive and exhaustive list. Some of the information on these agencies is only current as of Nov 07. I’m hoping that this list will provide others looking donors, particularly non-Caucasian donors, a starting point in their search if nothing else. Check the “Information Current as of” date for when I last checked the database. If you have more current information about a particular agency and would like to share that information, please email me and I will update the list.

  • For most agencies the ethnic categories include donors of mixed ethnicities so that one donor may show up in two categories in this list (e.g. a donor who is Asian and Hispanic will be included under both Asian and Hispanic donors). For other agencies they have a separate category for women of mixed ethnicities and these donors are not included in this list.

  • Some agencies list their donors whether they are available for cycling or not, others list all their donors and you won’t know if they have been matched or are in cycle unless you contact the agencies. So, keep in mind that just because a donor is listed does not necessarily mean they are available.

  • I can’t guarantee there are no mistakes in this list, in fact, I’m sure there are some. If you come across a mistake, please let me know!

What your mom never told you about finding egg donors:

  • If you see a possible donor you like, start contacting the agency. Most are very responsive via email and you can get a feeling for how the agency is run. For example, some require a retainer fee before they do any work for you, others require a fee for viewing their donors (per profile or flat fee) others are quite willing to provide information for you before you pay anything.

  • Check the bulletin boards or this site (Thanks Millie!) for feedback on agencies; there are a few that consistently get higher complaints than others. Remember, all these agencies work differently, charge different fees, etc. and agency fees are usually non-refundable. So do as much research on the agency as you possibly can before committing to them. You may also want to check the Better Business Bureau to see if anyone has filed any complaints.

  • Oftentimes, the agencies will have previous cycle information (# eggs retrieved, # embryos, etc.) on a donor and will provide this information when asked.

  • Most agencies have their fees and costs spelled out on their website. If the information is not there, ask them when you contact them. I have done all my contacts via email and have found that most agencies will provide this information when asked.

  • If you are interested, ask for a copy of their agency retainer contract or agency-recipient contract. I suggest getting this information from the various agencies you are interested in before committing to an agency so you understand what you will be paying and when. Each agency has a different timeline for when you have to pay fees, how the donor gets compensated and how much, when and under what circumstances fees/compensations get refunded to you if the cycle doesn’t work out.

  • I have also found that some donors are listed with more than one agency, so there is the possibility that you may have a choice in which agency you use.

  • Do you have any experiences or advice to share? If so, leave a comment or email me.

Agency

Location

Asian Donors

Hispanic Donors

Middle Eastern Donors

African-American Donors

Total Donors in database

Information Current as of

Notes

A Perfect Match

La Mesa, CA

Jan 08

Must email or call to receive access to donor database; emailed 11/27/07 to inquire about Chinese egg donors; no reply as of 1/10/08

A Woman’s Gift

Marlton, NJ

0

3

0

2

48

Jan 08

Alternative Conceptions

Encino, CA

19

21

0

17

over 200

Jan 08

Alternative Reproductive Resources

Northfield, IL

no Chinese egg donors

Jan 08

only inquired about Chinese egg donors

Artful Conceptions

Bethesda, MD

1 (Chinese, lives in China)

0

0

0

7

Jan 08

word doc with donors downloadable at http://www.artfulconception.net/Donor_Database.html

Asian egg donation (AED)

East Brunswick, NJ

67

0

0

0

67

Aug 08

Tried to send message via website 12/1/07, but email bounced back

update 08/01/08:new website includes an online database (viewable upon registering); 24 Chinese donors of which ~20 are 100% Chinese

Baby Miracles, Inc

San Marcos, CA

15

6

2

8

~140

Jan 08

Beverly Hills Egg Donation

Beverly Hills, CA

11

9

5

10

~130

Jan 08

Bundles of Joy

Hollywood, FL

1 (see Notes)

5

7

~28

Jan 08

6 Jewish donors; at the time I first contacted them, they had no Asian donors. The mother of the woman who owns this agency then emailed me and offered to set me up with IVF in South America with a Chinese egg donor.

California registry of ovum donors (CROD)

San Francisco, CA

all donors in this agency’s pool are Asian

Oct 07

Center for Coastal Conceptions

Orange, CA

7

Nov 07

Center for Egg Options

El Segundo, CA

1 (Korean)

Nov 07

only way to view donors is to call for appointment

Center for Egg Options

Northbrook, Il

1 (Japanese)

Nov 07

Conceive Abilities

Denver, CO

1 (Japanese)

3

0

2

~70

Nov 07

1 Mediterranean donor

Conceptual Options

Poway, CA

8

5

1

6

~100

Jan 08

3 East Indian; 5 mixed ethnicity

Creating New Generations

Coos Bay, OR

7

1

7

~70

Each donor profile costs $12

Creative Conception

Mission Viejo, CA

6

2

0

0

~30

CROD (California Registry of Ovum Donors)

San Francisco, CA

0

0

0

Oct 07

most donors are Japanese; there is a long wait list and they are not taking any more recipients until those on the waitlist have been matched

Donor Egg Bank

Los Angeles, CA

10

2

1

4

~100

Jan 08

2 Indian

Donor Solution

Houston, TX

3

3

0

6

65

Jan 08

1 Indian

Donor Source

Various

34

90

6

29

~480

Jan 08

5 East Indian/Caucasian donors

Dream Donations

Waltham, MA

registered online, but need to call to get username and password; emailed them 1/11/08 to inquire about Chinese egg donors; no response yet

Egg Donation and Surrogacy

Marina Del Rey, CA and Nashville, TN

11

6

2

7

~200

Jan 08

2 Indian

Egg Donation Center of Dallas

Plano, TX

Donors only travel to TX, OK, AK clinics

Egg Donation, Inc

Encino, CA

28

0

7

39

1027

Jan 08

Egg Donor Program

Studio City, CA

10

Nov 07

Egg Donor Program of Michigan

Saginaw, MI

no Chinese donors

Nov 07

Eggceptional Match

Castle Rock, CO

2

6

2

3

~100

Jan 08

1 East Indian;

Elite Fertility solutions

Newport Beach

Inquiry about Asian donors led to several emails with donor profiles attached, but all were donors living in Europe and recipients had to cycle in Europe.

Exceptional Donors

Portland, OR

3

1

1

~100

Jan 08

1 Jewish

Extraordinary Conceptions

San Marcos, CA

58

32

1

8

~550

Jan 08

2 East Indian

F. Williams Donor Egg Services

Beverly Hills, CA

0

0

0

All donors are African American

Jan 08

Family Creations

Woodland Hills, CA

7

5

1

9

~110

Jan 08

2 Jewish (part)

Family Fertility Center

Walnut Creek, CA

5

6

9

~60

Jan 08

1 East Indian

Family Formation

Lafayette, CA

Nov 07

inquired about whether they had any Chinese donors but got no response (11/07)

Family Source Consultants

Oak Brook, IL &

Joliet, IL

2

0

2

~40

Jan 08

Fertility Alternatives

Murietta, CA

13

available but # unknown

available but # unknown

available but # unknown

Nov 07

Charges $25 per profile; there are Jewish donors in their donor pool

Fertility Futures

Los Angeles, CA

2 (Chinese, there may be more Asians)

Nov 07

Access to database is only good for 1 week; then you have to contact the agency again

Fertility Miracles

Beverly Hills, CA

20

24

2

11

~160

Jan 08

1 East Indian; some donors are under 21 (ASRM guidelines call for donors to be 21 and over)

Fertility Resources of Houston

Houston, TX

May be part of the Center for Egg Options group (database layout looks the same) which has offices servicing different areas

Genesis Egg Donation

Beverly Hills, CA

several

some

Jan 08

This database is not searchable; donor list includes only name, location and picture; for ethnicity or other info, you must click on a link to view profile. In my email to the agency I specifically asked for Chinese donors and was given their name to search for in the database and this may be the fastest route to find the donor of your choice.

Giving Hope

Meridian, ID

22

25

3 (all are part Middle Eastern)

31

312

Jan 08

2 Jewish donors; may have donors under 21 (ASRM guidelines call for donors to be 21 and over)

Graceful Conception

Lake Forest, IL

9 (including a Pakistani donor)

8

4

9

129

Jan 08

3 Jewish donors (2 part Jewish)

Happy Beginnings

Centralia, IL

19

5

0

8

165

Jan 08

6 Jewish donors (some are part Jewish)

Heartfelt Egg Donation

Northern Nevada

Nov 07

emailed asking about Chinese donors; was told there were none who were 100% Chinese; did not ask for access to database

IARC (Internat’l Assisted Reproduction Center)

Maple Grove, MN

Dec 07

inquired about Chinese donors; one donor is 1/4 Chinese; $500 charge for viewing donor profiles, good for 6 months; $500 viewing fee can be put towards agency fee

Jackie Gorton Nurse Attorney

San Rafael, CA

9

1

2

1

33

Jan 08

1 Jewish (part)

LA Baby

Los Angeles, CA

All donors are Asian

0

0

0

100+ (according to website)

Jan 08

Must contact the agency by phone or email to get information on their donors; according to one RE I talked to, this agency is based in Seoul, Korea and only works with CHA fertility clinic

Loving Donation

Lake Mary, FL

13

76

2

45

630

Jan 08

Miracles Egg Donation

Glendora, CA

15

23

0

13

304

Jan 08

2 Indian

Nation Wide Egg Donation

Idaho

3 (Chinese, there may be more Asians)

Dec 07

This database is by state so it’s difficult to find donors of a particular ethnicity; it’s best to email them and let them know what kind of donor you are looking for and they will tell you which state to look in; for hard-to-find donors who have never donated before, recipients don’t have to sign a contract until donor has completed the screening with recipient’s clinic, but agency will only match with local recipients.

NEEDS

Charlestown, MA

Nov 07

must register and pay $50 fee to get access to database

Northeast Assisted Fertility Group

Boston, MA

2

3

0

1

41

Jan 08

1 Jewish; Majority of donors are on the East Coast but some are willing to travel.

NW Fertility

Seattle, WA

no Chinese donors available but there are Japanese and Korean donors

Dec 07

Egg donors for Seattle and Tacoma, WA area clinics only

Open Arms Consultants

Sarasota, FL

7

10

0

10

150

Jan 08

2 Jewish (part)

Reproductive Assistants

Terrace Park, OH

no Chinese donors

Dec 07

emailed to ask about Chinese donors; was told there was none and did not ask for database access

Robert Nichol Esq

Norwood, MA

3 (all Korean)

Dec 07

only inquired about Asian donors; did not ask for database access

S.E.E.D.S

Hamlin, PA

Dec 07

no Chinese donors; did not ask for database access

San Francisco Donor Network

San Francisco, CA

13 (+4 in cycle who may want to donate again)

Nov 07

Donors only work with clinics local to San Francisco, CA; in-person consult with agency required before matching, but there is no fee for this consult

SSA and Parenting Options

Houston, TX

0

3-5

0

12

~75

Jan 08

based in Houston, Dallas and Atlanta; looks like they only work in the Southwest region

Surrogacy Solutions

Sherwood, AR

Dec 07

emailed 11/29/07 to inquire about Chinese egg donors; no Chinese donors as of 12/3/07

Surrogate Parenting Center of Texas

Dallas, TX

~100

Jan 08

$85 registration fee for recieving profiles

Surrogenesis

Modesto, CA

46

34

4

33

over 1500

Jan 08

2 East Indian; tried in Nov 07 and again on 1/18/08 to get access for detailed profiles of donors, but have not received any response

Tiny Treasures

Reston, VA

7

23

0

9

~185

Jan 08

5 Jewish (3 are part Jewish); donor database is separated into two groups, 1) Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Maine 2) the rest of the country; the numbers here are the total number of donors for both groups; for access to full donor profiles there is a registration fee of $50

Woman to Woman Fertility Center

Danville, CA

0

0

0

0

9

Jan 08

X&Y Consulting, Inc

Phoenix, AZ

4

36

1

22

237

Jan 08

searching through this database for specific ethnicity is very difficult, so all numbers are approximate

13 thoughts on “Agency List

  1. Elissa Baldwin says:

    This information you provided is so valuable. I’m currently in the process of working up my donor through Conceivabilities and so far the agency has been very responsive and professional and I found their donors to be better than most. They have a big Chicago office too which is close to me and my center. FYI.

  2. Janna Pink says:

    DO NOT TRUST Center for Coastal Conceptions. When I inquired about a particular proven Asian donor, the director told me the donor was being reviewed by another couple. Around 2 weeks later the director e-mailed me and said that the donor was available for me. She said that the donor would not be cycling with the couple she mentioned earlier because that couple’s RE turned down the donor. So, I asked for the donor’s files to be transferred to my RE. After my RE approved her, I got very excited and was ready to move forward. The next day the director told me that the other couple wants to cycle with her and has even changed clinics to use her. Now, this is after the director already said the donor was available and not cycling w/the other couple. The director said the donor could cycle w/both of us and I could be 2nd. Well, that just wasn’t right of her to do that. Am I being too critical??

  3. Jan Dazeley says:

    update on asian donor numbers

    Conceiveabilities 5
    extraordinary conceptions 106
    donor source 59
    eggce[tional match 4
    fertility miracles 20

    hope that’s useful
    jan

  4. Angela says:

    hi summer,

    i came across your website in my search for info about chinese/east asian donor eggs. i am about to start an ivf cycle (with my own eggs, if there are any), but i have no delusions about the likelihood of success and would like to have a gameplan with respect to donor eggs. i was wondering if i might ask you a couple questions about your experiences?

    i am chinese, 35 with a history of lupus nephritis. i received a year of chemo treatments for the nephritis back in 2003, which likely explains the dor diagnosis (fsh high of 15.9, afc of 2). we had not been given the go ahead to try to get pregnant until recently, and got spontaneously pregnant last year, only to miscarry at 8 wks. the first cycle we tried injectibles, there was absolutely no response, there were a couple of small follicles that got nowhere and a large follicle that shrank during the course of the stims. at least, i hope, i didn’t end up with cysts, which is all that clomid ever did :) the baseline for this coming cycle is not for another week, so i will find out then. anyway, like i said, i don’t have high hopes for this cycle, but i wanted to give it my best shot.

    before i ask my questions, i would like to apologize in advance if what i am asking is completely inappropriate. i am new to this…

    first, i guess i was wondering if you would mind telling me which clinic you used, and whether or not you had a good experience with them? i have been looking at some donors (chinese and otherwise east asian who have at least some features similar to mine — we are still undecided about whether to “tell” or “not tell”, esp my parents for whom the blood relation is particularly important), and have seen a few on the ‘asian egg donation’ website that seem like they might be good. did you have any interaction with them, and if so, how did you find them?

    of course, feel free to ignore any/all of the above. and of course congratulations on the birth of TK!

    angela

  5. Summer says:

    Received an email from Sara at AED. In part, it read:

    “We currently have a little over 150 Asian donors.

    64 Chinese donors, 42 are 100%
    23 Japanese donors, 17 are 100%
    20 Korean donors, 16 are 100%
    14 East Indian donors, 14 are 100% with one of them Pakistani, one of them Bangladeshi (we list them as East Indian, but within their profile the IP can see specifically their region of origin)
    1 Middle Eastern donor

    Sara – Case Manager
    Asian Egg Donation, LLC”

  6. Leeba says:

    Wow! What a list – that’s an amazing resource for people looking for donors. I wish I had found such a list when looking for a donor with Jewish ancestry. I just want to recommend also checking into Fertility Connections in Mill Valley, CA – great agency and I know they had some Asian donors last time I looked. Good luck to you all!

  7. Naomi says:

    Wouldit be possible for us to be listed on your site? Lisa Rosenthal of RESOLVE recommended that we be in touch, and our founder is on the Executive Committee of Resolve of Bay State.

  8. Naomi says:

    sorry, forgot to leave agency info. Prospective Families – http://www.prospectivefamilies.com. We have several Asian and Jewish donors

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