Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How old are your donors?
All of our donors are over the age of 21, which sets us apart from many other egg donor programs. We believe that donors younger than 21 may not be sufficiently mature to complete the process.
Q: Will I have the opportunity to meet my donor?
In-person meetings will not take place unless both parties agree. We will also coordinate telephone meetings if both parties wish to speak with each other and still remain anonymous.
Q: Have you met all of the egg donors in your database?
Yes, we interview all donors in person if they are in the Los Angeles area. If they are outside the LA area, they are interviewed via Skype video call.
Q: Do you share donors with other agencies?
Our donors are exclusive to our program, by their choice. Our donors work with us because we value them and their thoughts, and we give them the opportunity to express themselves throughout the process. In the application phase, they are asked to write an essay, which you can read in their individual profiles. The donors are encouraged to explore whether or not they are comfortable with future contact with intended parents and donor-conceived children. Our hope is that the donor and intended parent(s) will find a way to communicate that is satisfying for both parties.
Q: Can you describe how you screen your donors?
Generally speaking, we seek out donors with post-high-school education and good personal and family health histories.
The online process is broken into two sections. The prescreen application consists of questions regarding age, education, height/weight (to determine BMI), travel to Zika-affected regions, and FDA-related medical information.
If the donor passes the prescreen, they are invited to complete our lengthy and thorough application. This application includes personal and family medical background, reproductive history, education and occupation information, likes and dislikes, thoughts on future contact, and an essay. The application is reviewed by our donor recruitment team and discussed with our medical advisor if necessary. The application must be completed in a timely manner.
If the donor’s application is approved, she is invited to interview with our donor recruitment team. For these donors, we obtain proof of identity, copies of transcripts from four-year universities, copies of ACT or SAT scores (if they fall within our parameters for academic achiever status), and graduate school admission letters or tests.
Prior to being listed in our database, the donor is asked to get a STD test and provide us with a recent PAP test. We also offer complimentary AMH testing for our donors. The AMH result is one of the predictors of a donor’s response to fertility medication.
Our screening process is lengthy and comprehensive to give you peace of mind that our donors have been meticulously vetted. We activate approximately one out of 10 donors who start our application process.
Q: What will your program cost?
Costs are outlined in the cost tab of this website. We are also happy to provide cost sheets for the specific donors you are interested in.
Q: How can I search for donors with superior academic backgrounds?
You can narrow your search to Academic Achiever and/or High Achievers.
Academic Achievers must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Graduated from or currently enrolled in a school with a Top 30 designation from “US News and World Report,” or graduated from or currently enrolled at UCSB, UCSD, UCSC, or UCSF
2. SAT of 2100 (old scale) or 1400 (new scale)
3. 30+ ACT score
4. College GPA of 3.7 or above from a four-year university
5. Graduated with an advanced degree, or enrolled in a graduate program
High Achievers must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. SAT of 2850 (old scale) or 1250 (new scale)
2. 25+ ACT score
3. College GPA of 3.5 or above from a four-year university
Q: Do you have medical advisors?
Yes, we regularly consult with reproductive endocrinologists and genetic counselors.
Q: What happens if my donor is not medically cleared by my doctor?
We will work with you to rematch you with another donor. If you cannot find a suitable rematch, we will refund 75 percent of the agency fee.
Q: How does the waived agency fee work?
If your cycle does not result in a live birth and you have used all normal embryos, we will waive the agency fee for a second cycle.
Q: How long does an egg donor cycle take?
Timing varies due to a number of factors, including your doctor’s schedule. For a first-time donor, it typically takes 90 to 120 days from the time of the match to the egg retrieval. For a previous donor, it generally takes 60 to 90 days from the time of the match to the egg retrieval.
Q: I am new to the egg donor process. How do I get started with Beverly Hills Egg Donation?
Please click on “Become a Parent” to complete our short online registration form. When you’ve completed your registration, we will activate your account and give you access to our donor database.
If you would prefer that one of our team members provide you with donor profiles based on your criteria, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact our office.