Asian Egg Donor Program
If you are searching for an Asian egg donor, you may have already run into challenges with fertility clinics that simply were not able to meet your needs. Here at the Santa Monica Fertility, we not only understand the importance of having access to eggs that are ethnically diverse, but we have also built up a considerable expertise in this area over several years, including forging strong relationships with our East Asian egg donors.
Asian Egg Donor Bank
Our donors at Santa Monica Egg Bank represent Asian and Asian mixed ethnicity donors from a variety of backgrounds, including:
- Chinese egg donors
- Taiwanese egg donors
- Korean egg donors
- Japanese egg donors
- Filipino egg donors
We are especially proud of the quality of our Asian egg donors, as they all go through a rigorous medical, psychological, and genetic screening process, before their profile can be listed online in our Santa Monica Donor Egg Bank. In addition, many of our Asian egg donors are proven, meaning they have completed successful egg donation cycles that resulted in pregnancies.
Why Are Asian Eggs In Such High Demand?
Asian egg donors are not as available as other ethnic groups, so the supply of Asian donor eggs is limited, particularly Chinese, Korean, and Japanese eggs. Compounding the difficulty in supply, a 2006 study showed that Asian American women utilized fertility treatment clinics more than four times that of the general U.S. population.
Also, some countries such as China prohibit unmarried women from taking advantage of fertility treatments, and many of these women come to the United States to obtain these services. In short, Asian egg donors are in high demand!
Frozen Asian Donor Eggs
We have frozen Asian donor eggs available at our Santa Monica Donor Egg Bank and these eggs can be secured immediately. Although you may have read that fresh eggs have a higher success rate than frozen donor eggs, because of advances in egg freezing technology, as well as experience and expertise of our team, our frozen donor eggs have a comparable rate of success with fresh eggs.
This gives prospective parents more flexibility and a greater choice of donors. Using frozen donor eggs also avoids the need to synchronize the cycles of the donor and the egg recipient. When it comes to expense, frozen and fresh eggs cost exactly the same ($3,725 per egg). Using frozen eggs for IVF may be a more economical choice for intended parents who wish for only 1 child; it is possible to secure a batch of a minimum of six eggs, while the initial batch of fresh eggs is typically eight.
Asian Egg Donors Available For Fresh Cycles
If you wish to use fresh Asian donor eggs, here is where Santa Monica Fertility really stands out. Unlike other egg donor agencies whose donors only start medical screening once secured for a fresh cycle, all of our donors are medically pre-screened. Our rigorous egg donor screening process avoids the disappointment and stress of the cycle being canceled should the donor fail medical, psychological or genetic testing.
With fresh donor cycles, we fertilize the eggs on the day of retrieval, using fresh or frozen sperm. After fertilization, the embryos are left to develop to 5 days and can then be transferred to the uterus of either the intended mother or the surrogate. Alternatively, the embryos can be biopsied for sex selection or chromosomal abnormalities testing, frozen and transferred at a later stage.
Shared Asian Donor Eggs
Another option that many intended parents choose to use is shared donor eggs. This simply means that you, together with other prospective parents, share eggs from a donor during a single shared egg donation cycle. The advantage to this is that since costs are shared, each recipient enjoys a greatly reduced cost. To give you an idea of the savings, for non-shared traditional donor egg IVF cycles, the overall cost is approximately $50,000 to $80,000. But if you use a shared donor eggs IVF cycle, the cost start at $31,400 for fresh cycle, and $23,550 for a batch of 6 frozen eggs.
Another advantage of using shared donor eggs is the fact that this method is an effective way to use donor eggs without producing an excess number of embryos, that would not be used. The live birth rate using a shared batch of donor eggs is approximately 65% per transfer. This is the very same success rate seen by recipients in traditional, non-shared donor egg IVF cycles.
Cost of Asian Donor Eggs
Understandably, one of the first questions we get from intended parents is “How much does it cost to use Asian donor eggs?” First of all, costs are going to vary from individual to individual as it depends on the number of children desired and whether we perform Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGT-A) to determine embryo health or sex.
Here at Santa Monica Fertility, our success rates of IVF using donor eggs is similar for both fresh or frozen donor eggs and the price of $3,925 per egg remains the same, whether the donor eggs are fresh or frozen. The minimum frozen donor egg package is 6 eggs for a cost of $23,550 and the minimum fresh donor egg package is 8 eggs for a cost of $31,400. Both our fresh and frozen donor eggs packages include the eggs plus all embryology and IVF procedures used to create and transfer the embryos.
The frozen donor egg package is a good option for those intended parents who are planning for only one child and do not plan to pursue gender selection or chromosomal testing.
We invite you to read our Cost of Donor Eggs resource page, where we discuss all the options in depth.
How to Choose an Asian Egg Donor?
Once you have made the decision to use donated eggs, you will need to choose your Asian egg donor. At Santa Monica Fertility, we are by your side every step of the process, guiding you from finding your egg donor to embryo transfer and pregnancy. We have close working relationships with all our egg donors and will not only provide insight on choosing an egg donor but will work with you to identify and establish the most important elements of your pregnancy journey.
There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing your egg donor, including physical appearance, the egg donor’s personality, and of course, her medical history. Appearance is a very personal choice, with many intended parents choosing an egg donor who has similar physical characteristics in common with them. Other parents have a more idealized picture of what they hope their child will look like and please be assured, this is not unusual. After all, all parents have images in their minds of the child they hope to have.
The egg donor’s level of education or academic ability is important for some parents as well. As with appearance, there is no guarantee your child will inherit any traits from the egg donor. We discuss this topic in depth in our ‘Donor Eggs Epigenetics: Will The Baby Look Like Me’ blog.
All of our egg donors go through a rigorous medical, genetic and psychological screening process and those with inheritable conditions will not qualify to be a donor. If a donor has a condition with mild symptoms or unproven genetic risk, she may still qualify. In all of these cases, any such conditions will be disclosed in the egg donor’s profile.
An Integrated Asian Egg Donor Program
Here at the Santa Monica Fertility, we take an integrated approach, and offer all the services that someone who is using Asian donor eggs to have a baby may need, including:
Dedicated Chinese Speaking Coordinators
Our team includes full-time Chinese speaking Asian Egg Donation Coordinators.
You can contact our Asian Egg Donor Program coordinators by calling our office on (310) 566 1470 or submitting an online inquiry.
An In-House Asian Donor Egg Bank
At Santa Monica Fertility, we don’t rely on an external donor egg bank, but are able to go to our trusted and pre-screened donor pool, with whom we have already forged strong relationships. This enables us to offer you a great choice of Asian egg donors available for fresh or frozen cycles. All our donors are fully medically, psychologically and genetically screened before their profiles are made available to view at Santa Monica Donor Egg Bank.
Fertility Clinic and IVF Lab
At Santa Monica Fertility, we have an excellent donor egg IVF success rate, with our overall success rate of live births resulting from egg donor cycles an impressive 65%. In addition to our excellent donor pool, much of our success is due to the work of the world renowned Dr. John Jain, our Chief Fertility Specialist and Medical Director. and his team.
Dr. Jain is a pioneer in egg donation, and spearheaded egg freezing research as well as subsequently created the USC Keck School of Medicine’s egg freezing program during his tenure there as a decorated professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He brought his expertise to Santa Monica Fertility, where he continues to be committed to advancements in the area of cryopreservation through cutting-edge research.
Premium Surrogacy – Our In-house Surrogacy Agency
Surrogacy (where the surrogate carries the baby for someone else), makes it possible for single men, women, gay male couples, and heterosexual couples who cannot conceive naturally to start their own families. Surrogacy is also an important option for women to have children without risking pregnancy issues related to age, or for younger mothers whose medical conditions mean they are unable to carry a healthy pregnancy to term.
As part of our integrated approach, we also offer the option of working with Premium Surrogacy, our in-house surrogacy agency. We have many years of experience and success in supporting our patients through their surrogacy journeys, and our dedicated staff are all previous surrogates who are here to guide you throughout the whole surrogacy process. We have years of experience coordinating surrogacy journeys for stateside clients as well as international patients who choose to use a surrogate.
We only work with surrogates who reside in states that are surrogacy friendly, so as to avoid undue stress on you and make the process as straightforward as possible. Of course, all of our surrogates are medically and psychologically screened and available for immediate matching.
Premium Surrogacy works exclusively with gestational surrogates who have been carefully screened. A gestational surrogate means that the surrogate carries the intended mother’s egg or a donor egg, which is fertilized by either the intended father’s or a donor’s sperm. A gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the child and does not share her DNA with the baby she carries. This avoids any complicated legal and emotional issues which may arise in traditional surrogacy. Plus, all our surrogates are mothers themselves and are dedicated to helping families bring their children into the world.
Please explore our articles to learn more about the cost of surrogacy, surrogacy success rates, how to find a surrogate and more.
Asian Egg Donor Bank Reviews
Through our work here at Santa Monica Fertility, we have helped hundreds of patients to become parents. This work is vitally important and has allowed us the opportunity to change so many lives for the better.
We are dedicated to superior service for our patients and recognize the importance of our patients having a professional, dedicated team by their side they can trust. We are very proud of our consistent live birth success rates which are only achieved by having specialized knowledge, state of the art equipment and a world class team of fertility experts.
Here is just one example of what our patients who have come to us for help with perhaps the most important decision of their lives have to say about their experience with Santa Monica Fertility:
“After a heartbreaking miscarriage, I made it a point to find the best doctor possible to guide me with my next pregnancy. From the first day I met Dr. Jain, I was grateful to have found an understanding and compassionate doctor. His genuine concern for my well being along with his experience allowed me to trust in him the success of my new pregnancy. I had the best care possible at his office, Santa Monica Fertility Center. Doctor visits were very detailed, continuous ultrasounds gave me peace of mind by allowing me to see my growing baby. Thanks to Dr. Jain’s care I was able to finally find hope and look forward to a successful pregnancy. His unique concern for my baby made me feel as if I was part of his family and not just another patient. Genuine doctors like him are hard to find. I would definitely recommend him.”
~ Glenda B.
We invite you to our Patient Reviews section to read more testimonials from our patients.
We sincerely hope that this guide to our Asian Egg Donor program will be helpful to you as you plan your journey to parenthood. We understand the amount of information you have to take in as you make decisions regarding fertility treatment can be quite overwhelming and that you very likely will have questions that have not been addressed here or through other informational materials on our website.
You can find more information and articles about using donor eggs for IVF, surrogacy and family building for Gay Men by exploring our website further.
Information specifically directed at our patients who are not local to Los Angeles can be accessed on ‘Out-of-state and International Patients ‘page.
In addition, we have a roster of educational and informational videos and a blog discussing nearly every aspect of fertility treatment.
We would like to cordially invite you to contact us online or call our patient coordinators on (310) 566 14 70. We’ll make sure that all your questions get answered. We can’t wait to meet you and to have the opportunity to assist you in your journey!