Donor Nexus Blog

for Intended Parents


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


Misconceptions of Fertility

Intended Parent Resources

If you feel stressed or anxious about your ability to conceive, you are not alone. According to a study by Fertility and Sterility in 2014, 40% of women of all ages were concerned about their fertility.

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.

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 Featured on the "Delivering Miracles" Podcast

Intended Parent Resources

Dr. Potter from HRC Fertility gives a shout-out to Donor Nexus, so take a listen and let us know what you think

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!

The Surrogacy Process: Step-By-Step

Intended Parent Resources

We often have Intended Parents who are also interested in finding out more information on gestational carrier surrogacy. Although we are only a donor egg and embryo agency, we partner with a select few surrogacy agencies that we highly recommend.

All Eggs in One Basket: The Importance of Having a Back-up Plan

Intended Parent Resources

As we know, not everything in life is guaranteed. When you make the decision to use an egg donor to conceive, it’s good to have a back-up plan in the event you come across a “bump in the road”.

Important Update Effective August 22 2016: FDA Amends Donor Embryo Regulation

Embryo Donation

In the new rule, the FDA clarifies that embryos created for patients’ own reproductive use and then donated are excepted from donor eligibility requirements and may be donated to other patients.

"The Story of a Frozen Princess"

Intended Parent Stories

Our amazing intended parents David and Cori share their beautiful journey using a donor embryo to start their family.

Why a Proven Egg Donor Backed Out of a Cycle

Donor Eggs Intended Parent Resources

Sometimes, proven egg donors may back out of a cycle for various reasons. Read about a similar situation in this blog post.

The Questions to Ask Before You Choose an Egg Donor Agency

Intended Parent Resources

It is important to ensure you are armed with the knowledge and understanding of the process in its entirety before committing to a specific donor or agency. Below is a brief list of questions that will help reduce risk and increase the likelihood of success.

A Perfect Pair: The Recap of a Donor and Intended Parent Meeting

Donor Eggs

We are always excited to facilitate a meeting between Intended Parents and their chosen Egg Donors if both parties agree. Read about a recent meeting here!

New Program Announcement! Independent Match Embryo Coordination

Embryo Donation

As the only agency in the industry offering this service, Donor Nexus is proud to share our newest program offering, Independent Match Embryo Coordination, which will assist embryo donors and recipients who have found each other on their own.

National Infertility Awareness Week 2021

Intended Parent Resources

Mark your calendars! This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is April 18-24th. Founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is the largest public awareness campaign that addresses infertility. 

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination While Pregnant

Intended Parent Resources

Original post: February 10th, 2021. Pregnant and considering the COVID-19 vaccination? In this blog, we've compiled all available research regarding COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy.

Donor Nexus Partners With Family Equality

Intended Parent Resources

Donor Nexus has been welcoming and offering family-building solutions to LGBTQ+ community members since our establishment in 2012. Now, we are excited to announce our partnership with Family Equality, an organization that is fighting to protect and support LGBTQ+ families.

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