Donor Nexus Blog

for Intended Parents


A collection of resources, research, and personal stories to empower you with knowledge and hope on your journey


Sandy's Journey to Parenthood

Donor Eggs Intended Parent Stories

"My experience with everyone at HRC and Donor Nexus was amazing. I could not have asked for a better team of people to work with. I miss all them dearly and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to start their journey into motherhood."

Information for Pregnant Patients Regarding COVID-19

Intended Parent Resources

Original Post: March 20th, 2020. For updated information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy/fertility, visit:

Embryo Donation vs. Adoption

Embryo Donation

Although embryo adoption is sometimes used interchangeably for embryo donation, they do not mean the same thing. There are important differences to note between embryo adoption agencies and embryo donation agencies, which we explain in this post.

Mary's Journey to Parenthood Via Donor Embryo

Intended Parent Stories

"I always wanted to be a Mother since I was a little girl....On October 2nd 2019 my beautiful, incredible, adorable son came into the world and God truly Blessed my family that day. Jaxon has completed me. There is no longer an emptiness within my soul."

6 Tips for Emotionally Dealing with Infertility

Intended Parent Resources

We understand the feelings of loss and grief you may be experiencing, and we hope these simple reminders will help bring you some comfort.

Your Complete Guide to Finding an Egg Donor

Intended Parent Resources

It is easy to get caught up in the specific characteristics of each egg donor such as her hair color, height, education, and special talents. However, there are a few other factors that are important to consider before you even begin your search.

Deciding Between First-Time and Proven Egg Donors

Intended Parent Resources

In this blog, we discuss important factors that should be taken into consideration, such as success rates and what the reality of going through a cycle with both first-time and proven donors tends to look like from our experience. 

4 Tips for Navigating Holidays and Infertility

Intended Parent Resources

Coping with infertility during the holidays is hard. In this blog, we share some insights on dealing with those inevitable insensitive questions.

Choosing A Premier Egg Donor

Intended Parent Resources

Did you know that Donor Nexus offers a Premier Egg Donor Program? This program is an excellent option for intended parents who are seeking an egg donor with specific desirable traits or characteristics. 

Finding Common Ground: A Recap of an Intended Parent and Egg Donor Meeting

Intended Parent Stories

Our recent intended parent-egg donor meeting was with a single mother who wanted an anonymous egg donation but also wanted to meet her egg donor in person. She felt a deep connection to the donor and wanted the opportunity to get to know her better in-person.

Making the Leap to Donor Eggs

Intended Parent Resources

Dr. Daniel Potter shares his thoughts about when is the right time to start thinking about using donor eggs to start or add to your family.

Why Do Out of Town Donors Cost More?

Intended Parent Resources

Although it may cost more, many intended parents choose a non-local donor because it increases their donor pool vastly. When you are limited to only local donors, it limits the number of potential candidates to choose from.

Pen Pals: Letter Exchange Between Recipient and Egg Donor

Intended Parent Stories

"I really want you to know how extraordinarily grateful I am to you for giving me this opportunity to live a dream that was born so long ago. I wish you all the happiness in the world and may one day you have a family of your own and feel the love and excitement motherhood brings.”

Finding Hope: A Recap of an Intended Parent and Egg Donor Meeting

Intended Parent Stories

"There is a loving mother who has yearned to complete her family for years and now, because of her selfless act, she has hope that it is possible!"

Therapy for Fertility and the Mind

Dealing with fertility challenges can weigh on our emotional wellbeing and put strain on relationships. Fertility treatment with a medical clinic can help increase the chances of conception.

Donor Nexus Shout Out on "Delivering Miracles" Podcast with Dr Parijat Deshpande

Intended Parent Resources

One of our favorite doctors, Dr Potter from HRC Fertility Newport Beach, recently talked with Dr. Parijat Deshpande on her podcast “Delivering Miracles”. Episode 18 titled “How a Fertility Specialist Can Help You Get Pregnant with Dr. Daniel Potter” is now live – he gives a shout out to Donor Nexus, so take a listen and let us know what you think!


Listen Up!: It’s National Infertility Awareness Week!

Intended Parent Resources

It is the time to bring awareness to the millions of individuals who suffer from infertility.

The Possible Effects of Banning Anonymous Egg Donation

Intended Parent Resources

Analyzing the possible implications of banning anonymous donations.

A Recap of an Open Egg Donation Meeting

Intended Parent Stories

We had the privilege of facilitating an in-person meeting between a set of intended parents from Australia and their egg donor. Read all about it here!

"You Should Consider Using Donor Eggs" - Now What?

Fresh Egg Donation

Finding a starting point can be difficult when you’ve never travelled down this path before. Here are a few things we recommend when you find out you need an egg donor.

Page 3 of 4, showing 20 posts(s) out of 75 total

Get in Touch

We are always here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to start your journey!