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Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Do first-time egg donors undergo AMH or genetics testing?
    Yes, first-time egg donors typically undergo Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) testing. AMH is a hormone secreted by ovarian follicles and is used as an indicator of a woman's ovarian reserve. This test helps in assessing the quantity of a woman's egg supply and is a crucial part of the egg donation process. Egg donors may also undergo genetic testing. This testing is done to screen for genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities that could be passed on to offspring.
  • What are the times for monitoring appointments? Can I always get the first time slot?
    The times for monitoring appointments during the egg donation process can vary by clinic. These appointments are essential for tracking the donor's response to fertility medications and the development of follicles. Whether you can always get the first time slot for appointments depends on the clinic's scheduling policies and availability. Some clinics may accommodate specific scheduling requests, but this is not guaranteed. It's important to discuss your scheduling needs with the clinic to see if they can meet your preferences.
  • How long does the entire egg donation cycle take from start to finish?
    The egg donation process typically spans approximately three months, encompassing 8 to 10 visits to the doctor. Conveniently, you can continue with your regular school or work commitments during this period. Furthermore, all testing and associated medical expenses are fully covered by the Intended Parents, ensuring a financially stress-free experience for you as a donor.
  • How soon can I expect to be matched with Intended Parents?
    The timeline for matching with Intended Parents can be quite variable, with some matches occurring as quickly as within 24 hours after completing the intake process. However, it's important to note that this timeframe can greatly vary depending on the specific preferences and requirements of the Intended Parents. To enhance your chances of a quicker match, it's advisable to provide high-quality, clear photos, maintain flexible availability, and ensure open and responsive communication. These factors significantly contribute to increasing your visibility and appeal to potential Intended Parents, thereby improving the likelihood of a successful match.
  • Do I have to live in California to work with ACRC?
    To work with ACRC, residing in California is not a necessity as we collaborate with egg and sperm donors globally, welcoming individuals from various locations.
  • Do Egg or Sperm Donors have to travel out of state?
    Egg or Sperm Donors may sometimes be required to travel out of state, depending on the location of the fertility clinic or the needs of the Intended Parents. However, this is not always a requirement.
  • Is it necessary to have a companion accompany me when traveling for the egg donation process?
    For the egg retrieval process, we highly recommend that you bring along a companion, as you will not be in a position to drive following the procedure due to the effects of sedation. However, if you find yourself without a companion, there's no cause for concern. ACRC will ensure that a member of our team is available to pick you up from the clinic, providing you with the necessary support and assistance during your recovery immediately after the procedure.
  • Who is responsible for covering the travel expenses of Egg or Sperm Donors?
    ​The Intended Parents bear the full cost of all travel expenses for Egg or Sperm Donors. This comprehensive coverage includes airfare, lodging, meals, and ground transportation, ensuring that the Egg or Sperm Donor does not incur any out-of-pocket expenses for travel-related needs within a reasonable budget.
  • Do I need to administer injections to myself? Also, is the egg retrieval process painful?
    Indeed, you will need to self-administer injections. The egg retrieval procedure is conducted under intravenous sedation, ensuring minimal discomfort. This method also allows for a swift recovery period, further enhancing your comfort during the process.
  • What is the compensation amount for egg donation, and what are the guidelines regarding the frequency of donations?
    For first-time Egg Donors, compensation starts at $10,000 and may vary based on factors such as educational background, appearance, and specific skills. The amount of compensation can also increase with each subsequent donation, reflecting the donor's growing experience and expertise in the process. While the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends a maximum of six donations to ensure donor health and safety, this guideline can vary depending on the protocol of the Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI). Some REIs may accept more than six donations, in certain cases even up to ten, based on individual assessments and circumstances.
  • Are there any side effects associated with egg donation, and could it impact my future fertility?
    Egg donation can lead to short-term side effects like bloating, mood swings, and ovarian discomfort, with a rare but serious risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). Long-term studies suggest a minimal impact on future fertility, as the process uses eggs that would naturally be lost during a menstrual cycle. However, potential donors need to undergo thorough medical screening and understand the risks involved, both immediate and long-term, before proceeding.
  • What are the typical stages involved in the process of egg donation?
    The egg donation journey encompasses several key stages, starting with finding a suitable match between donor and recipient. Following this, legal agreements are carefully drawn up to ensure clarity and protection for all parties involved. The next steps include comprehensive medical and psychological evaluations to confirm the donor's suitability, accompanied by legal clearance to proceed. Once these preliminaries are complete, the actual donation cycle begins, culminating in the egg retrieval procedure, a critical and final step in the process.
  • What is surrogacy, and how does it work in the United States?
    Surrogacy in the United States is a well-established yet complex process, varying significantly across different states due to diverse legal landscapes. It's generally divided into two types: traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate is genetically related to the child, and gestational surrogacy, where the surrogate carries a child to whom she has no genetic connection, often using IVF technology. The U.S. is known for its advanced reproductive technology and high-quality medical care, making it a popular destination for intended parents globally. However, the cost of surrogacy in the U.S. can be high, and it includes expenses for the surrogate's compensation, legal fees, medical procedures, and agency fees. Laws regarding surrogacy contracts, parental rights, and compensations vary by state, with some being more surrogacy-friendly than others. This necessitates intended parents and surrogates to navigate the process with careful legal and medical guidance to ensure a clear, ethical, and legally sound arrangement.
  • What is egg donation, and how does it work?
    Egg donation involves using eggs from an Egg Donor to assist Intended Parents in achieving pregnancy. Our agency provides access to a diverse pool of egg donors, ensuring a match that aligns with your preferences.
  • What is IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), and how does it help with infertility?
    IVF is a fertility treatment where an egg and sperm are combined outside the body to create an embryo, which is then transferred into the uterus. It is a highly effective method for overcoming infertility, and our team collaborates with top fertility clinics to achieve the best outcomes.
  • How can international Intended Parents complete a surrogacy journey with ACRC?
    Specializing in supporting international Intended Parents, our agency boasts an expansive third party experts network that offers seamless guidance on medicals, legal prerequisites, and logistics. This includes navigating options like gender selection or genetic screening in accordance with U.S. regulations. ACRC Global has successfully helped thousands of families outside the U.S. achieve their dreams!
  • As an international Intended Parent, how many times will I need to visit the United States?
    If all proceeds as planned, your visits to the United States typically involve two trips. The initial visit focuses on IVF treatment, emphasizing egg retrieval and the creation of healthy embryos. The second visit is for welcoming your newborn child(ren). If Intended Parents are unable to return to the U.S. after the initial IVF treatment, ACRC is able to help facilitate the matching process and notarize legal documents remotely, ensuring convenience. For single gentlemen or gay couples, we offer added convenience by assisting with international sperm transportation and local blood sample collection, minimizing the necessity for multiple visits. Your second trip will be to the United States to joyfully welcome your new family member(s).
  • How long are international Intended Parents in the U.S. for during and after a surrogacy journey?
    For egg retrieval, the entire cycle takes about 2 weeks. Afterward, international Intended Parents usually stay in the U.S. for 3 weeks. For males, it's a one-day appointment for sperm collection and bloodwork. You don't have to stay the entire journey, but attending key medical appointments with your surrogate is encouraged. Our team will coordinate the communications between Intended Parents and hospital to ensure s safe and smooth delivery. We suggest International Intended Parents arrive two weeks prior to the due date. The baby is usually discharged within 24 hours. Legal documentation takes approximately one to two months to complete before you can take your baby home.
  • Can I choose my Surrogate or Egg Donor based on my preference?
    Yes, our agency provides a wide array of surrogates and egg donors, enabling you to select based on your specific preferences to find a match that aligns with your family's needs.
  • What legal requirements and parental rights do Intended Parents have in the United States after surrogacy or egg donation?
    ACRC ensures that all legal aspects are appropriately addressed, facilitating the proper handling of Intended Parents' parental rights within the U.S. legal system. We work in close partnership with our legal network, providing support and assistance throughout the journey.
  • What medical assessments are performed on Egg Donors and Surrogates to ensure their candidacy?
    Our Egg Donors and Surrogates are subject to thorough background, medical, and psychological screenings, ensuring their suitability for the process and protecting the health and well-being of both the Intended Parents and the babies.
  • What are the success rates of IVF for ACRC Intended Parents?
    Our agency partners with leading fertility clinics to maximize success rates, offering Intended Parents the best possible chance for a successful pregnancy. With over 95% of our Intended Parents using PGS-tested embryos, we significantly enhance the likelihood of success.
  • Will my information remain private and confidential during my surrogacy and/or egg donation journey?
    We prioritize your privacy and maintain strict confidentiality at every stage of your journey, ensuring your personal information remains secure.
  • How long does the surrogacy process take?
    The duration of the surrogacy process varies, but at ACRC Sapphire, we prioritize your time and value efficiency. Our expedited match time ensures a swift beginning to your surrogacy journey. The entire process, from matching with your surrogate to the birth of your child, can range from 12 to 18 months, with our dedicated team guiding you every step of the way with a personalized approach.
  • Can I have twins through surrogacy?
    Yes, you can have twins through surrogacy. The option for twins often depends on various factors, including your personal preferences and medical considerations. ACRC Sapphire works closely with you and our medical experts to explore this possibility
  • What is the matching process like?
    ​The surrogacy matching process at ACRC Sapphire is customized and considers all parties' compatibility, personal preferences, values, and personalities. The process involves much more than just medical considerations - it's about creating a connection that fosters trust, respect, and understanding. Match meetings are arranged and guided by our surrogacy specialists, providing an opportunity for Surrogates and Intended Parents to connect on a deeper level before moving forward in the journey together.
  • Where will my surrogate deliver my child?
    Surrogates will typically deliver at a vetted delivery hospital local to their home. Some surrogates are open to relocating if their Intended Parent(s) have a specific hospital request. Contact us to learn more about the considerations.
  • What are some examples of white-glove services I can expect with ACRC Sapphire?
    Surrogates will typically deliver at a vetted delivery hospital local to their home. Some surrogates are open to relocating if their Intended Parent(s) have a specific hospital request. Contact us to learn more about the considerations.

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