Posted in: Donor Info, Resources, Tips, 12/07/2020
Choosing to become an egg donor is one of the most selfless acts any woman can do. As an egg donor, you are given the opportunity to help bring new life into the world as well as help create a family. Your choice to become an egg donor will mean so much to an individual or couple who has dreams of starting a family, but you must be aware of the entire egg donation process before you begin.
If you’re considering becoming an egg donor, you might be questioning what the process entails— How does the screening process work? What is the retrieval like? Is it time-cons...
Posted in: Donor Info, Other, 07/24/2020
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation, we are closely following the continually evolving dynamics of the COVID19 pandemic and its effects on fertility clinics nationwide. At this time, the vast majority of the clinics we work with continue to provide care to patients, including the planning for and completion of egg donor cycles. Clinics are following CDC guidelines and have implemented a variety of office protocols, including but not limited to:
• Mask requirements
• Temperature checks
• Limited or no use of waiting rooms
• Patient-only appointmen...
Posted in: Fertility, Success Stories, Tips, 01/27/2020
For many, parenthood does not come easy, it’s an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs- that’s where Beverly Hills Egg Donation comes in. No matter your circumstance or the obstacles that have led you to egg donation, we are here and we are happy to help.
In-vitro-fertilization (IVF) is so common that the stigma has essentially vanished. Several people may feel comfortable sharing that they went through IVF, but that is not always the case when it comes to IVF via egg donation- that is why we have chosen to highlight an article from Vogue United Kingdom, The ...
Posted in: Fertility, Resources, Guides, Tips, 01/16/2020
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation, we are here to make pregnancy happen. It is not always easy coming to terms with the reality of using an egg donor, but we’re here to make your dreams of having a family come true no matter your age or circumstance. In fact, recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that the U.S. birthrate among women over 40 has seen a 4 percent increase. With the help of our egg donors, their donation allows individuals to build their family later in their life.
When it is time for you to select your donor, our database provides th...
Posted in: Donor Info, Resources, Guides, 01/03/2020
Being an egg donor can be a daunting process filled with paperwork, medication, and doctors’ visits but what egg donors don’t see are the silent struggles intended parents go through when they are unable to conceive naturally. During the egg donation process, we guide each egg donor along the journey of donation to allow personalized attentiveness and fulfillment.
Choosing to be an egg donor is about the experience and the families you are helping to create. You may not realize what an impact you’ve made on your recipients’ life, and you may not recei...
Posted in: Success Stories, 12/23/2019
For many women, pregnancy may not be an option, that’s where we come in. No matter your situation- egg donation is always an option on your path to parenthood. At Beverly Hills Egg Donation we pride ourselves on our ability to create families in light of discouraging situations. We’ll bring a bundle of joy into your life with a smile on our face and hold your hand throughout the entire process whether you are considering egg donation as a single parent or a couple. We are also proud to assist the LGBTQ community with their fertility needs.
Donor screenings are of...
Posted in: Resources, Guides, Success Stories, Tips, Clinic Info, 12/06/2019
The journey to parenthood may be difficult at times, but you are not alone. Though the process of trying to conceive is different for everyone, there is help out there and Beverly Hills Egg Donation is your resource on the path-to-parenthood.
Finding the right Egg Donor can be an emotional and perplexing process, but, it is a major decision on the road to creating your family. We are here to help you make this dream a reality! On the journey to parenthood, more and more people are choosing egg donation as an option. As a community, it's time to further the conversa...
Posted in: Resources, Guides, Tips, 12/04/2019
Are you curious about Egg Donation? You’ve come to the right place. It’s ok to have questions because we have the answers. In a world where fertility doesn’t always happen for everyone; Egg Donation is an alternative to which some Intended Parents must turn to. Intended Parents understand the time and effort given by Egg Donors to bring their dreams of parenthood to reality, and the impact it has on both parties. When you choose to be an Egg Donor, we want you to know that your generous gift will have an influential impact that could extend generations past you...
Posted in: Resources, 12/02/2019
The struggle with infertility may seem like a hopeless battle for many people. Infertility may seem like a silent struggle, but, it does not have to be. Did you know that 1 in 8 couples in the US struggle to build a family? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that 15% of couples in America struggle with infertility. Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexuality, or economic status. You never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible.
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation we realize that infertility is ...
Posted in: Press, 04/22/2019
We’ve been together for seven years (since January 2012), and married for fourand-a-half (married May 25, 2014)
We met on Grindr. It was Sunday, January 1, 2012 and I saw someone new and adorable show up on my screen. It was an unseasonably nice day, and Toby loves to bike, so he spent that day biking from the East Village where he lived to the West Village where I lived, looking for the best possible turkey burger. I opened with a one-word greeting: Cute. He w...
Posted in: Press, 04/22/2019
Pride Life featured Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED) as a go-to provider of egg donation services for LGBT families.
BEVERLY HILLS, April 26, 2015 — The largest gay magazine and website in the UK, Pride Life, a one-stop lifestyle resource for the LGBT community, recently featured Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED) as a go-to provider of egg donation services for LGBT families.
The featured article, entitled “Becoming Parents”, answered potential egg donation recipient’s questions from the unique perspective of an LGBT family....
Posted in: Resources, 03/14/2019
Posted in: Success Stories, 05/29/2018
After considering several agencies, we knew from our first interaction with BHED that it was the best choice. Their database is robust and well-curated, their donor questionnaire is thorough and thoughtful, and their staff is attentive and reliable. Having scanned various sites on our own, applying filters and attempting to go beyond superficial criteria, it was a huge relief to connect with someone at BHED who invested in developing a personal rapport with us. After all, it’s an enormous decision to make, and we would have found the process very daunting to naviga...
Posted in: Success Stories, 05/29/2018
Now that we have come to the end of the egg donation process, we would like to express our gratitude. From our very first contact with Roger when we started this process, you have been very professional and supportive of our journey to have a family. We are very thankful and very happy to have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca in particular.
She is very responsible, responsive, and it is clear to us that she is also very kind and supportive of our egg donor. This process is filled with emotions for all involved and it makes all ...
Posted in: Success Stories, 05/29/2018
Getting to the realization that egg donor was the last chance for my husband and I to have a family was a long and emotional journey. After 15 years paved with heartbreak and loss, we found our way to BHED. Making the decision to access help and use donor eggs was a relatively easy decision; however, finding the right donor seemed daunting. As we scoured the websites of many different agencies, a friend recommended that we contact BHED. From the moment I contacted Tamara everything fell into place. She offered to meet with my husband and I, which really helped to ease our minds ...
Posted in: Success Stories, 05/29/2018
We finally achieved our dream of becoming parents thanks, in large part, to one of BHED’s donors. It had been a multi-year journey to figure out and accept that the best way for us to have a healthy child(ren) was to use a donor egg. Tamara at BHED was helpful in suggesting someone who initially we hadn’t considered and are so grateful that we did.
Today, we have a healthy, happy and sweet child that would not have been possible without a wonderful donor and BHED.
– T, United States
Posted in: Success Stories, 05/03/2017
The largest gay magazine and website in the UK, Pride Life, a one-stop lifestyle resource for the LGBT community, recently featured Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED) as a go-to provider of egg donation services for LGBT families.
The featured article, entitled “Becoming Parents”, answered potential egg donation recipient’s questions from the unique perspective of an LGBT family.
The article included one family’s success story with BHED: “Our smartest move was assembling a top-notch team: a surrogacy agency that matched us with a heroic...
Posted in: Resources, 02/26/2017
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation, egg donor compensation is between $7,000 - $10,000 per process. Egg donation compensation is not usually the highest motivation to donate eggs, most donors rank the participation in giving the miracle of life equally.
In addition to life-long gratitude from our recipient families, the egg donation compensation rewards you for your time, effort and dedication. Returning egg donors often receive a higher egg donor compensation amount based upon their previous success.
In addition to agreed upon the eg...
Posted in: Resources, 01/10/2017
At BHED, when a couple decides to use donor eggs, they can view a password protected database of potential donors. A tentative donor egg match is made when the recipient families decides to move forward with a specific donor. Our IVF coordinator will contact the egg donor to confirm her availability and begin the second half of the process of selling your eggs. Once it is confirmed that the egg donor is available for the recipient's necessary time frame, and has passed her FDA-required round of testing, the match becomes official. Sometimes donors are selected and match...
Posted in: Resources, 11/22/2016
Donating eggs is a process where an egg is taken from a fertile woman and donated to another woman who has had problems conceiving.
During the process, donated eggs are usually fertilized in a laboratory setting and the resulting embryos are then transferred into the recipient's uterus via in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sometimes some or all of the embryos may be frozen for later use.
Donating eggs helps women who cannot use their own eggs for reasons including: ovarian failure, to avoid genetic defects, or advanced age.
Posted in: Success Stories, 09/12/2016
Nous sommes les heureux parents de un petit garçon de deux mois. En le regardant, nous pensons au chemin parcouru depuis ce jour de janvier 2015 où nous avons décidé d’avoir un enfant par mère porteuse. Une naissance par mère porteuse est une belle aventure mais qui nécessite, plus encore qu’une autre naissance, accompagnement et conseils.
C’est ce que nous avons apprécié chez BHED, depuis le premier jour et jusqu’à encore maintenant. Nous vivions à l’époque en E...
Posted in: Resources, Tips, Clinic Info, 11/16/2015
Not long ago, genetic screening was done by screening for single gene disorders, largely based on the ethnic background and family history of the person. Single gene tests were quite expensive ($200 or more for each), thus making it appropriate to limit the number of genes tested. The so-called Ashkenazi Jewish panel could cost over $2,000!
Aside from the potentially high costs, basing decisions on ethnic backgrounds could be inaccurate. Not everyone knows their true ancestry. Furthermore, diseases that are rare in certain groups, like Tay-Sachs in non-Jews...
Posted in: Resources, 05/06/2015
Join us for “Families through Surrogacy” at the Novotel Hotel City Centre in Sydney 5/16-17, 2015
Presentations and Debates
Posted in: Resources, 02/28/2015
FAMILY BUILDING NETWORK
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.
The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their ch...
Posted in: LGBTQ Issues, 02/12/2015
Since its inception in 2007, LGBT Egg Donation has been committed to helping members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community realize their dreams of having a family. With the help and support of our compassionate, knowledgeable team, hundreds of LGBT people have become parents.
Our dedication has also extended beyond our own clients and into the LGBT community at large through our numerous sponsorships of and participation in LGBT and alternative family organizations around the globe.
As an intended parent or egg donor working with LGBT Egg Donation, you...
Posted in: Resources, 07/30/2014
Standards and Ethics for Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) was created by owners of egg donation and surrogacy agencies to define and classify a set of standards that are intended to apply to all such agencies in the United States. SEEDS will not have legislative authority, only advisory status. It is, however, the intention of SEEDS’s founding members to expand the organization in size and outreach to the point that SEEDS’s recommendations will have a major influence and impact on future egg donation and surrogacy legislation.
SEEDS’s goal is to raise the stand...
Posted in: Resources, 07/23/2014
Struggling to have a child is stressful enough so the idea of having to include one more person in this process might not be particularly appealing – particularly when it comes to tackling the emotions surrounding what working with an egg donor might mean for you.
However, being given the opportunity to discuss anything about what it means to work with an egg donor in a confidential setting may offer information and guidance in how to move forward in the best possible way. This might very well be of benefit to the intended parents but could very well impact the long-term emo...
Posted in: Press, 05/05/2014
Thanks to the generosity of people such as you, Illuminations LA 2014 was a smashing success!
Your contribution will be used to provide online education and leading-edge outreach services to hopeful parents, be they male or female, straight or gay, single, partnered, or married, and regardless of HIV status. The AFA is committed to helping those on their path to parenthood fulfill their dreams, whether through assisted reproduction, adoption, or third-party solutions such as surrogacy.
We gratefully acknowledge yo...
Posted in: Resources, Guides, 03/08/2012
In most cases, if a gay male couple is not married a federal income tax credit is likely to cover many of the costs associated with the second parent adoption. Subject to limitations and exclusions, taxpayers who adopt a child may be entitled to a tax credit in the year an adoption is finalized. Taxpayers can usually only deduct “qualified adoption expenses”. According to the tax legislation, the term "qualified adoption expenses" means reasonable and necessary adoption fees, court costs, attorney's fees, and other expenses, which are:
In a traditional cycle, one recipient is matched with one donor for one cycle. If a successful pregnancy is not achieved and all normal embryos have been used, the recipient is eligible for a second cycle with no agency fee.
In a shared cycle, two or more recipients will share eggs from one cycle with one donor at one clinic. Each recipient pays an agency fee and legal fees. Shared expenses include donor fee, donor insurance, and donor travel (if applicable). Medical expenses are determined by the clinic. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy unless specifically outlined in the agency agreement.
We work with some clinics that offer frozen eggs. The donor choices are limited. If you are interested in frozen eggs, please contact us. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy.