The longing for a child is an equal-opportunity emotion. Your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and/or gender identification shouldn’t prevent you from your dreams of becoming a parent.
When you’re yearning for a child, you deserve the opportunity to have one.
At Donor Egg Bank USA, our team is grounded in the belief that every individual has the right to build a family. Since our launch in 2012, we’ve gone above and beyond to assist individuals and couples of all backgrounds in their quest to have a baby.
From those looking to have a baby on their own to couples struggling with infertility, frozen donor eggs are an optimal way to start the family of your dreams.
While we strive to assist any person in their quest to become a parent, it’s not just this belief that matters.
In general, frozen donor eggs are an ideal way to have a child, no matter who you are.
They are meant for anyone and everyone.
Not only are frozen donor eggs one of the more affordable assistive reproductive technologies (ART), but they’re one of the simplest ways of getting pregnant when natural conception isn’t working or isn’t an option.
Further, selecting frozen donor eggs allows you to choose from a wider pool of diverse donors.
Any healthy individual between the ages of 21-33 can become a donor with Donor Egg Bank USA, as long as they pass specific screening requirements, such as:
Egg donors are from all walks of life. Since we have an inclusive community of donors, hopeful parents are able to choose the best donor for their future family, no matter their prerequisites.
Regrettably, there are still those who may not be as accepting of your choice to use frozen donor eggs.
From the viewpoint of potential parents struggling with infertility, any chance to have a baby is a chance worth taking.
After all, the longing for a child isn’t easy to put aside.
While frozen donor eggs may not be the first choice for hopeful parents, they’re an ideal option when you’re ready to start a family. Unfortunately, not everyone in your life may agree with your decision to choose donor eggs.
Dealing with criticism from family, friends, and even strangers can seem unavoidable. The question is: how do you handle it?
While it’s easy for others to say, “don’t let it bother you,” this isn’t always easy in practice. It’s essential to have methods of managing unwelcome criticism, so you don’t lose the joy that comes with finally building or adding to your family.
There’s no rule stating you must tell the people in your life you needed to use an egg donor. You can always choose to keep the information to yourself if you’re concerned about criticism or a lack of support.
However, keep in mind situations may pop up in life, e.g., medical conditions, which can lead to the truth being uncovered. You must decide for yourself whether or not it would be better to remain open with your loved ones from the beginning.
While your nail tech might not need to know your low ovarian reserves caused you to choose egg donation, you may feel more confident sharing this information with people you’re close to.
Plan the structure of your story before you start telling it. If you feel providing in-depth details will help better explain your choice to use frozen donor eggs, let that be a part of your narrative.
When an individual or couple in any type of relationship or community announces they’re planning to use an egg donor, there’s bound to be questions.
The best way to respond to these questions and criticisms is by having your answers prepared ahead of time.
Do you suspect your parents will wonder why you don’t just adopt instead? Explain how expensive and risky adoption can be. Not to mention the heartbreak that comes from bonding with a child only to find out they’ll never be yours.
Is your friend suggesting “just one more IVF cycle?” It may be time to let them know IVF is no longer a viable option for your condition, and how it would simply be a waste of money with no possibility of success.
After answering questions and explaining your story, there’s still a chance some people won’t want to accept the decision you’re making. As hard as this may be, please don’t let it sway you from doing what’s best for you and your family.
Instead of giving up, seek out supportive resources to help you through the process and beyond.
At Donor Egg Bank USA, we strongly believe in offering genuine support to all our prospective parents. We’re here to help you through more than just the physical process of a donor egg cycle.
Our team understands the fulfillment and love which comes from having children and starting a family. This understanding pushes us to help any person or couple on their quest to have a child. Whether you’re a same-sex couple who’s hoping to start a family together or a single parent by choice, we’re here to provide the emotional support you deserve throughout the process.
We believe no one should be made to feel wrong for their desire to start a family. Therefore, we choose to do everything we can to help build our potential parents up.
Additionally, there are other great support communities and resources you can consider, such as:
If you’re looking for resources for children born via donor eggs, here are some great books to consider:
Until you’ve had a child, it’s hard to understand the joy a baby can bring into your life. We believe everyone is entitled to that joy.
It doesn’t matter who you love or what the color of your skin may be -- if you yearn to have a child, you deserve the opportunity to do so. Donor Egg Bank USA is proud to help you on your journey.
If you’re interested in learning more about how frozen donor eggs could benefit your unique circumstances, give us a call today.