I chose to become an egg donor out of the blue. It wasn’t something that I had planned (or even knew existed truth be told). My roommate did it and I saw how she was able to help someone start a family and it instantly warmed my heart.
Due to my ethnicity and background, I was sure there weren’t a lot of women who were open to donating. This was when I knew I should just go for it because people never truly know who has a difficult time conceiving and starting a family.
A few weeks after submitting my profile, I found out there was a family who was interested in me! It was the most heartwarming thing and I was so excited to be able to help someone possibly start a family of their own because if I was ever in that situation, I would want someone to do the same for me.
Little did I know that the Intended Parent would be living on the other side of the country! They asked if I was willing to travel and after a lot of going back and forth, I decided to say yes because I didn’t know their story, their struggles, or what they have been through to even find me. I believe my cycle or the process was longer than most patient’s due to the traveling! But I wouldn’t have my first experience be anything else! Everyone at Donor Nexus (especially Mackenzie) was so kind, helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. Moreover, the clinic at the Intended Parent’s resident state also went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of and comfortable. At the end of the process, the Intended Parents wrote to me about their journey and what they had been through prior to me coming into their lives. To anyone who is as strong willed as I am, something like this WILL warm your heart and make you cry. It was the most effortless letter and I felt as if I knew them for a long time!
This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life thus far. Nothing really can compare to the joy that you will feel when you hear what this small act means to the Intended Parents. You are giving them a whole life - something they have yearned for and could not get there on their own. I urge all women to put themselves in the shoes of the women who are receiving the eggs to truly see how empowered women truly empower one another! If you are debating this, please give it a second thought… I promise you will not regret this one bit :)