Can someone share their experience with DE? What was the process? How long did it take? How much did you compensate donor? Did you meet the donor? Did you have a lawyer drafting the legal document to have the donor waive all their parental right?
Any advice would be appreciate!

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Did it last year. My fertility clinic put me in touch with a third-party and I browsed profiles and decided on a donor. She had to get a bunch of medical tests and a psychological one. I also had her do genetic testing. The donor was anonymous, so I didnt meet her, but had a bunch of pics (kid and adult and background/personality-type answers from her. up a trust for payments. I got a lawyer to draft a contract for us and I paid for her lawyer too. Definitely get lawyers and a psychologist who specialize in this for both of you. My fertility clinic was also amazing in coordinating everything.

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Through my IVF clinic. I would recommend that. Some clinics have in-house donors or they have a list of third-party agencies they work with all the time. I started with the in-house donors, but didn’t find someone I liked. They then connected me with the third party. If you have a known donor, e.g., someone in your family, you can also do that with the IVF clinic. Feel free to DM.

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I went through the fertility clinic as the ( anonymous) donor was already vetted and tested for various medical conditions ( also given option of psychological support ) before she went through the process herself. Also the financial and legal aspect was handled by the clinic and I only paid for the egg and the treatment in this clinic. Also, I did go to Europe as the cost was significantly lower than in NA ( in Canada it’s around $50k vs Europe $5k)

We got 12. But basically you pay for the treatment. So in our case we received a list of potential donors matching my phenotype with a list of characteristics ( hair color and type, color of their eyes, her height and weight) and number of eggs. They also gave us other options of donors matching my husbands phenotype however since we used his seamen we decided we want to get an egg with a phenotype matching mine to get us a chance of a child that would get both sets of “our” genes and look like a mix of us.

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