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Egg Donor

The Cost Of Being A First-Time Egg Donor

Justine Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Justine Griffin

The eggs in my ovaries made me valuable. Without them, there is no in vitro fertilization, no surrogate mothers, no baby-making business. As it unfolded, I began to feel like a commodity rather than a human being, a means to an end on the infant assembly line.

5 Things Never To Say To An Adoptive Parent

The Stir | Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents
The Stir

A while ago, I was thinking of adopting a child. When I told a friend, she asked, "But don't you want any of your own?" I was floored. Years later, a co-worker always referred to her friend's kid as "Lisa's adopted baby." That would be like saying, "Lisa's egg donor baby."

I Donated My Eggs For The Money -- And I Don't Regret It

Jasmine Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Jasmine Stein

For women it sometimes feels like once we get to a certain age, we are destined to hand over control of our bodies to another being, along with whatever hopes and dreams we had for ourselves.

Giving Birth With A Borrowed Womb Is Not What Makes You A Mother

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

There are countless ways to have a baby, and all of them are essentially irrelevant to actually becoming a parent.

Egg Donors Recruited Unethically, Says Study

MSNBC | Posted 08.16.2012 | Women

Many agencies and clinics that use websites to recruit women to donate their eggs to those with fertility problems do not follow ethical guidelines,...

I'm Actually Going Through with It

Selvaggia | Posted 08.12.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

Naming the beneficiary of my eggs in the event something happens to me is not like donating organs; my eggs could create a new life with a piece of me after I'm gone.

The Question I Want Everyone to Stop Asking

Selvaggia | Posted 07.15.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

In my imagination, I always thought having a biological child or adopting one would equally fulfill the mother in me. Or at least that is what I thought until a few weeks ago.

Myrtle Isn't Fertile Anymore

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Take it from someone who's been there: Trying to conceive a child can be a heartbreaking but fully worthwhile journey, especially when choosing a nontraditional method of conception.

International Surrogate Pregnancy Industry On The Rise

The Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI and ARLENE CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a hospital room on the Greek island of Crete with views of a sapphire sea lapping at ancient fortress walls, a Bulgarian woman plans to deliver a b...

Donor Egg Love

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

I often think about the young woman known in my household as Angel Cate, whose egg made this child possible.

Egg Donation: More Money For Blondes? (VIDEO)

ABC News | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

For women, egg donation may be very well be the next get rich quick scheme. That is, if you're genetically well-endowed. Women possessing "favorable a...