Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
Fertility Match

FAQ

Intended Parents

FAQ

Will my Egg Donor know who I am?
All of our Egg Donors are Semi-Anonymous Donors or Open-ID Donors. This means that you will not know their identity and they will not know yours. However, any children born as a result of an egg donation will be able to contact the Fertility Match or their lawyer to access the identity of their Egg Donor once they turn 18, if they wish to. All of the Donors in our program have agreed to meet any children that results from their donations at this time. Donors are not able to reach out to any children born as a results of their donation. This process can only initiated by a child or children born from their donation.
Do I have to tell my child they were conceived through egg donation?
The vast majority of medical and psychological professionals agree that being honest with your child about their conception and genetic history is the best course of action. At Fertility Match, we believe in research-based practices, and the research shows that children who know from the beginning that they are Donor-conceived are healthier and happier than those who find out later in life. In our program, we emphasize the importance of telling your child about their genetic history.
Do you work with all kinds of Intended Parents?
We work with all Intended Parents who are seeking an Egg Donor due to medical, age-related, or relationship status-related reasons, as well as couples looking for an Egg Donor due to their sexual orientation.
Is egg donation expensive?

Typically, an egg donation journey costs approximately $30,000-$45,000, depending on your clinic fees and the travel required by the Egg Donor you select. It is also important to understand that additional costs could come up during your journey. At Fertility Match, we make you aware of any potential additional costs for travel as soon as possible to ensure that you have all the information you need during your journey.

Does insurance pay for an Egg Donor?

Different insurance plans have varying coverage for fertility treatments. It is important to contact your individual provider to discuss your specific plan. There is some coverage at the provincial level depending on where you live; you can ask your clinic if there are any IVF coverage programs in your location.

Are there financing options for egg donation?

Yes, there are a number of different financing options for egg donation. Your clinic may be able to provide financing options for their fees, and Fertility Match has partnered with iFinance to provide you with financing options for your journey.

How do you pick an Egg Donor?

Many Intended Parents look for an Egg Donor who resembles them physically. Others look for a Donor who has the same religious background as them, or who is from the same part of the world that they are. All Intended Parents look for a Donor who is kind, compassionate, and happy to help them build their family. Most of the Intended Parents at Fertility Match tell us that as soon as they read their Egg Donor’s profile, they knew she was the Donor for them!

Is egg donation legal in Canada?

Yes, egg donation is legal in Canada. Canadian egg donation is a reimbursable expenses model in which Egg Donors are only reimbursed for their expenses relating to their donation. There is no additional payment allowed to an Egg Donor in Canada.

Should I use an Egg Donor?

Some Intended Parents know from the start that they will need an Egg Donor. For others, the decision is more complicated. At Fertility Match, we work with anyone who requires an Egg Donor on medical recommendation, due to relationship status, sexual orientation, age, or other factors.

Download Our IP Handbook

Contact Us

If you meet all of these requirements and we believe your profile would be selected by aspiring parents, you will be asked to complete additional medical and psychological testing to ensure you qualify to be a Donor.