How do you recommend going about determining whether an agency is legitimate and a safe route for egg donation? The agency I’m looking into looks great and seems very legit but I don’t wanna end up in any sketchy situations, especially with such an important decision/procedure on the line. Any advice on how you determined that your agency was safe would be much appreciated!
Eh, I guess when you know you know…? The second I saw the site for my agency, I knew it was legit. Never crossed my mind it was a chop shop. The application was incredibly comprehensive, the email follow-up was very prompt and my interview was as local, on-time and as professional as I felt it should have been for the task at hand, as it were.
I dunno…I feel like a lot of times I get questions that require answers that I can’t really explain. Egg donation isn’t a normal situation to prepare yourself for. No part of it is anything you’ve encountered, nor is your psyche naturally prepped to run into it headlong. You cannot be prepared for the next 6-to-10 weeks of your life; you’re either going to rock it, or you’re gonna be a nervous wreck. I can’t bring you to one side or the other. All I can say is that you’ll know. When you see their website, you’ll be able to tell if they put a buck into it. When they call you on the phone, it should feel like you’re talking to a reassuring therapist who just wants you to succeed in life. Every step of this process should be comfortable, and oddly familiar, even though–as mentioned–it’s not something you can prepare for. I was a first-time donor, too. I went through every single thing all of y’all have gone through, and I can tell you that I never felt hesitation. I never felt abandoned or unsupported. You should be feeling the exact same at all times. Good luck, and trust your gut!