just some questions

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  1. questions for a friend of mine who is done having children:

    how does someone find a family to 'adopt' their eggs?
    when you donate your eggs in Ontario, who pays for the stim medication?
    are u/s and b/w still covered by OHIP?
    could the egg donor 'cycle' in their hometown and once the eggs are retrieved can they be shipped(once frozen)?
    do egg donors get to have ongoing contact with the families?
    is there any legal process the egg donor has to be involved in?(ie. 'legal adoption' by the family of the baby once the baby is born)
    also she wanted me to ask, does anyone worry their donated eggs will be 'adopted' or used by families that may abuse those children?

    you can reply here or PM me and i will forward the info. thanks!

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  3. bumping

  4. Someone can certainly have their eggs frozen. They can post an ad on several free websites for IPs to read. However, the comp fee I've seen for embryos not eggs have been cost of storage (ie $2k per embyro). Not cost of ED to cycle $12k. I have yet to see an ad for frozen eggs.

  5. Someone can certainly have their eggs frozen. They can post an ad on several free websites for IPs to read. However, the comp fee I've seen for embryos not eggs have been cost of storage (ie $2k per embyro). Not cost of ED to cycle $12k. I have yet to see an ad for frozen eggs.

    thanks for your reply!
    what's an IP? (interested party?)

  6. IP - intended parents, IM - intended mom, IF - intended father

    Here's more answers to your friends questions:
    how does someone find a family to 'adopt' their eggs?
    You can place a free ad on surromomonline, all about surrogates, surrogracy.com, surrogracy for all.com. Ads can be placed by EDs or IPs.

    when you donate your eggs in Ontario, who pays for the stim medication?
    Can't answer. I live in U.S. Sorry.

    are u/s and b/w still covered by OHIP?
    Can't answer - don't know

    could the egg donor 'cycle' in their hometown and once the eggs are retrieved can they be shipped(once frozen)?
    Yes. I know because there are 3 frozen egg banks that I've researched and been in email contact with. On average you purchase 6 eggs for 15k. They do ask that IPs make sure their clinic will accept frozen eggs.

    do egg donors get to have ongoing contact with the families?
    Both parties need to decide what type of contact they will have. Anon - no contact, semi-known - exchange emails, maybe photos; known - they exchange names, home numbers/address, photos, meet. ED who elect to do their ED cycles without an agency or clinic want to be able to have input on the families they help.

    is there any legal process the egg donor has to be involved in?(ie. 'legal adoption' by the family of the baby once the baby is born)
    No. Both parties sign a contract at beginning of agreement before ED starts lupron. You can find samples of ED contract on surromomonline.

    also she wanted me to ask, does anyone worry their donated eggs will be 'adopted' or used by families that may abuse those children?
    Oh, I'm sure. Then again I'm not an ED. But yes, I would think this is a common thought.

    I would suggest your friend join or read surromomonline message boards. They are very active and they have a section for EDs. Wish her luck!
    lemon

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