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Becoming an Egg Donor

Thinking about applying to become an egg donor? Our teams in the China can help steer you through the egg donation process as you embark on a journey that can forever change the lives of intended parents.

Making the Decision To Be an Egg Donor


What is egg donation?.

Egg donation is when a fertile young woman donates her eggs for others to use in order to create embryos. Being an egg donor is a selfless act that makes dreams of parenthood come true for intended parents.

Egg donation means making a commitment to be part of something that will positively and meaningfully impact the lives of others. As you embark on the process, it's essential to understand that being an egg donor means being "all in"—emotionally, mentally, and physically.

If you're thinking about becoming an egg donor, it's important to educate yourself about:

• Egg donor requirements (see below)
• Egg donor process
• Egg donation benefits


Why do women become egg donors?

Women from all types of backgrounds, ethnicities and occupations become egg donors to help others realize their dreams of parenthood.

Each woman has their own motivations on why they want to help others.

What Are the Requirements To Be an Egg Donor?

Egg donation applications we receive in CHINA come from women across the World with varied backgrounds and reasons for wanting to be an egg donor. Our database of egg donors includes bright, young women who meet specific criteria.

All Circle egg donors must:

  • Be between ages of 18 to 36 Years old.

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 29 Calculate My BMI

  • White Skin Tone Foreigner

  • Have no more than 1 occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung cancer)

  • Have not have been hospitalized for a psychiatric condition

  • Have completed some education after high school (enrolled in college, college classes, certification programs, bachelor's degree, master's degree, Ph.D., etc.)

Egg donors can be of any racial and ethnic background and should be prepared to travel.

See a full list of egg donor requirements, including the types of medications to expect.

Donate EGGS & Get PAID

What Do Egg Donors Get Paid?

Egg donation is a commitment unlike any other, and we honor that pledge through compensation. With each egg donation cycle, you can earn anywhere between ¥ 10 K to  ¥15 K depends on Quality of Egg. So, in addition to the lifelong joy you'll experience from making a family's dream come true, you'll be able to put money toward making your very own dreams a reality, too.

Many egg donors go on to donate their eggs more than once. Experienced egg donors can earn an additional ¥ 1,000 or more with every egg donation they complete.

How long does the egg donation process take?

The egg donation process from the day you match with intended parents until your egg retrieval can take place is around 1-3 months. The cycle itself is about 2 weeks long, which consists of daily injections, several appointments, and ends with the egg retrieval procedure. The egg retrieval itself is about a 30 minute long procedure.

How long does it take for egg donors to match?

The amount of time to match with intended parents varies. Once you apply to be an egg donor, and you are screened, approved and added to the egg donor database, you could match with intended parents in a day, or in a month, or it could take longer. You can improve your match time by uploading clear, high quality photos of yourself, as well as a short video introducing yourself, sharing a little bit about yourself, and expressing what brought you to egg donation.

What Happens During the Egg Donor Process?

To make your experience as an egg donor as meaningful and memorable as possible, we use a thorough screening process. This process ensures you're matched with the intended parents with whom you're compatible and comfortable. At Circle, you can choose to work with single or coupled heterosexual or same sex intended parents from the CHINA or who live abroad.

Egg donation process for egg donors

Step 1: Application (2 parts)

  • Complete full egg donor application and provide information about: yourself and your traits and hobbies, education and more; a report of biological family medical and mental health history

  • Upload current photos and a video

  • Provide any additional documentation required

Step 2: Prescreening

  • If you are Eligible then we Require Donor to attend Hospital check up to Know Quality of eggs  

Step 3: Matching

  • If Quality of Egg is Good then we will help donor Match Client.

  • If you're selected for a match, you'll have a phone/video call with potential Intended Parents

  • If you agree to work together, you're considered matched!

Step 4: Screening and Contracts

  • 1-hour screening call with social worker

  • Online psychological evaluation

  • Complete medical screening at IPs' fertility clinic (2-day trip)

  • Negotiate egg donor contract with your attorney

Step 5: Medications and Egg Retrieval

  • Receive cycle schedule from IVF Clinic

  • Begin medications

  • Attend local monitoring appointments

  • Travel to IVF clinic for retrieval

  • Receive compensation!


You'll find more details on the egg donation process here.

Foreigner are welcome to Donate Eggs
Donate Eggs  in CHINA

Intended Parents May Use an Egg Donor and a Surrogate

Rather than using a surrogate mother's eggs, most intended parents at Circle require both an egg donor and a gestational surrogate to carry the embryo.

Embryos created using donated eggs are often carried by surrogates who don't share any genetic information with the baby. Gestational surrogates are now a very common part of the surrogacy process and can provide valuable guidance during what can be a very emotional journey.

When intended parents who require both an egg donor and a gestational surrogate begin their journey with Circle, they will match with their egg donors and create their embryos while they are waiting to be matched with a gestational carrier.

Once embryos are created, they will be frozen until the intended parents are ready to transfer the embryo(s) into the gestational surrogate's uterus.

5 Questions about Egg Donation

Because many of us at Circle Surrogacy have gone through gestational surrogacy and egg donation ourselves, we know all about the processes and the physical and emotional impacts of each. To ensure your success as an egg donor, we pair you with a program coordinator who guides you from your initial application through the planning of your fertility treatments.

We've never met a potential egg donor who didn't have any questions. In fact, we expect most applicants to have many questions. We're ready because we've helped women navigate the egg donation journeys for decades.

1. Is it painful to be an egg donor?

Most egg donors share that the egg donation process is not painful. You may, however, experience some discomfort, similar to menstrual cramps. Over the counter pain meds usually do the trick!

2. Does donating my eggs affect my fertility?

Nope! Donating eggs doesn’t meaningfully reduce the number of eggs you have left. The average woman in her 20s has hundreds of thousands of viable eggs.

3. Can I choose who gets my eggs?

Intended parents review and choose an egg donor from our egg donor database, the match must be mutual in order to proceed. So while you will not choose your intended parents, you have the choice whether or not to match with them.

4. Do I have to give myself injections?

Yes. You should be comfortable with needles if you apply to be an egg donor. The needles are small and easy to inject.

5. When do I get paid as an egg donor?

Egg donors are paid upon the completion of their egg retrieval. All travel expenses and medication costs during the process are covered by intended parents.

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