Is Egg Donation Legal in Canada?
Will I be reimbursed for my expenses?
Will the Intended Parents know who I am?
A Semi-anonymous or Open ID donation means the receiving Intended Parents will not have any identifying information about you and will not know who you are. However, Fertility Match and the fertility centre(s) you work with keeps records, so that any children who result from your donation can access Egg Donor information once they turn 18 years of age.
A Known donation means that both your and the recipient(s) legal names are used the ovum donation contract and the contract will also stipulate when contact and communication can occur. This can vary from right after the donation up until any children born from a donation up until turn 18 years of age.
We believe – and research shows – that it is important that children know where they come from. That’s why it is important that all Donors in our program be willing to meet a child born from their donation after age 18.
Will I have any legal obligation to the child?
What are the qualifications to be an Egg Donor?
Egg Donors must be between 20-30 years of age (some clinics require Donors to be over 21). You must have a BMI under 28, be a non-smoke, and be generally healthy. You must also be willing to self-administer injectable medications, and able to attend monitoring appointments daily throughout your donation. For the full list of qualifications, please reach out to us!