October 5th, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Portland, Oregon – exact location upon confirmation of RSVP
The ideal BHED Egg Donor is a woman between the ages of 21 and 27 who lives a healthy life, has a clean individual and family medical history, has completed some advanced studies, and is genuinely committed to the donation process. The format will be similar to a cocktail hour job fair – it is an excellent time to ask questions and see if you are right for this personally satisfying opportunity.
Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served. Free parking also included.
Due to the sensitive nature of the discussion and the fact that we want everyone to feel comfortable, we welcome you to RSVP with your interested girlfriends. A woman-only event, we look forward to providing information and answers to your important questions. We are limiting the size of the event to be able to allow time with each qualified potential donor.
If you are selected to be an egg donor, in addition to gaining personal satisfaction because you have helped create a family, you will receive compensation for your inconvenience and time. All of your expenses are paid by the recipients. Travel expenses, subject to our travel expense policy, are paid.
Compensation is between $8000 and $10,000 per donation.
Questions? Contact our event coordinator, Katie Bullock directly: KatieB@bhed.com
August 17th, 2015
When my partner and I set out to find an egg donor, we were overwhelmed by the process. We spoke to many agencies, but were immediately impressed with the staff at BHED. You really get the sense they care about their donors and their clients. They have an incredibly detailed and thorough vetting process, providing a wealth of valuable information about the donors. Once you enter the process, you really feel cared for. They were on top of every step of the process and incredibly responsive and professional throughout. I highly recommend them!
JJ, United States
May 6th, 2015
Join us for “Families through Surrogacy” at the Novotel Hotel City Centre in Sydney 5/16-17, 2015
Presentations and Debates
• Parents, surrogates, and children through surrogacy
• Experts from Australia, the US, Greece, Nepal, Mexico and elsewhere
• Leading researchers and counsellors
• Surrogacy providers
• Specialist lawyers and psychologists
April 26th, 2015
The largest gay magazine and website in the UK, Pride Life, a one-stop lifestyle resource for the LGBT community, recently featured Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED) as a go-to provider of egg donation services for LGBT families.
The featured article, entitled “Becoming Parents”, answered potential egg donation recipient’s questions from the unique perspective of an LGBT family.
The article included one family’s success story with BHED: “Our smartest move was assembling a top-notch team: a surrogacy agency that matched us with a heroic surrogate; an egg donation agency, BHED, that brought us donor after donor when fate (including some bad timing and poor cycles) conspired against us; and a doctor who made magic happen before our eyes while gently holding our hands through it all.”
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February 28th, 2015
FAMILY BUILDING NETWORK
MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The FBN is a monthly support group that brings together families formed with the help of egg/sperm/embryo donation and/or surrogacy as well as parents-to-be; giving them the opportunity to ask questions, get answers to their concerns, share experiences and feel supported.
The decision to parent with the help of donors/surrogates involves multiple choices. Many parents are unsure whether they should tell their children about their conception. Even for those who make the decision to tell, the uncertainty of how and when to begin this conversation can often result in years passing by and children not being told about their genetic origins. Fear of “doing it wrong” or “being rejected” by their children seems to become the biggest roadblocks to talking and sharing.
The monthly FBN meetings provide a safe and comfortable place where you need not feel alone or different. Often, listening and sharing stories with others can give parents the confidence needed to not only start the talk with their children and others, but continue to grow the conversation.
Download the Flyer for Dates/Times or Contact Us.
Discussions will include:
- Tools for talking about donor conception with children
- The importance of language in the disclosure story
- How to answer questions from your child and others
- How children’s questions change over time
- The latest books for parents and children
July 25th, 2014
Struggling to have a child is stressful enough so the idea of having to include one more person in this process might not be particularly appealing – particularly when it comes to tackling the emotions surrounding what working with an egg donor might mean for you.
However, being given the opportunity to discuss anything about what it means to work with an egg donor in a confidential setting may offer information and guidance in how to move forward in the best possible way. This might very well be of benefit to the intended parents but could also very well impact the long-term emotional well being of your hoped for child. It is essential to be well informed and view egg donation as an opportunity as opposed to the default option.
Discussion topics during a psychological consultation can vary based on need and interest. It can focus on your concerns, curiosities, or on general information on what we know about the well being of children born through the help of a donor.
Discussion points can focus on:
- Sharing of information with family members
- Disclosure of information…when and where?
- Pros and cons of anonymity
- Pros and cons of open arrangements
- Bonding with your non-genetic child
- Privacy as opposed to secrecy
- Dealing with unresolved shame
- Telling or not telling your child about their reproductive beginnings
- Will your child love you if he/she knows
- How much do I need to know about my donor
- Future implications for the children born through egg donation
and much, much more….
The idea is to move forward with your family building plan from a place of strength, confidence, and excitement. Being informed and knowledgeable is key to a successful journey and a happy family.
Elaine R. Gordon, Ph.D.
1245 16th Street, Suite 210
Santa Monica, Ca 90404
July 24th, 2014
At Beverly Hills Egg Donation we support a number of fertility related organizations worldwide. Our professional memberships with ASRM and a number of other organizations keep us on the cutting edge of fertility treatment options, procedures, ethical standards, and medical guidelines. Our clients come from diverse areas around the globe, including China, Norway, Germany, South America, the Middle East, and Australia. We owe it to all of our egg donors and our egg donation recipients to stay involved in important fertility organization mandates.
More about our membership organizations:
The Vision of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine. The ASRM is a non-profit organization whose members must demonstrate the high ethical principles of the medical profession, evince an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology, and adhere to the objectives of the Society.
Fertile Action helps women touched by cancer become mothers through education, advocacy and financial aid for fertility preservation, sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy and long-term storage of sperm, oocytes, and embryos.
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families of choice by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of our work encompasses reproductive and sexual health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. The AFA is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City.
At RESOLVE New England, we understand very personally the complexities of the infertility journey. Our personal connections to infertility drive our organization’s commitment to providing infertility patients with support, education and advocacy. As a trusted, unbiased leader in the New England infertility community, we support the professional development and comprehensive networking of infertility and adoption professionals within the region.
Whether you have questions about how IVF or adoption works to whether or not your insurance covers your infertility treatment, RESOLVE New England can provide you with answers. We offer a variety of educational programs and support groups throughout the year, from our full-day Adoption and Donor Egg Connect & Learn Seminars to our Annual Fertility Treatment and Adoption Choices Conference in November – the largest consumer fertility conference of its kind in the United States – RESOLVE New England connects you with the resources you need.
*compiled with website information from ASRM, Resolve New England, AFA, and Fertile Action.
May 12th, 2014
What is going to happen at the initial appointment?
You’ll have a consultation with the doctor, they’ll do a vaginal ultrasound to see how many ovarian follicles you have, and they’ll draw some blood. A small number of clinics will also have you meet with a psychologist and/or genetic counselor, too.
How long will it take to find out if I’m medically cleared?
If this is your first cycle, you’ll be having genetic tests done, and those results typically take about two weeks. Sometimes you’ll have genetic tests done even if you’ve cycled before. If you’ve cycled before and the doctor doesn’t need any additional genetic tests done, you could be medically cleared within a few days.
Do I have to find or pay for my own attorney?
No. We will refer you to a reproductive attorney with whom we frequently work, and your recipients will pay your legal fees.
How many monitoring appointments am I going to have?
Once you’ve started injectable medications, you will likely have between three and six monitoring appointments. You will also have an appointment just prior to med start to confirm that you are ready to begin.
I really like to exercise. Do I have to stop for the whole cycle?
To prevent ovarian torsion, your doctor will likely advise you to stop all exercise once you have started the stimulation portion of your cycle. Make sure to ask your doctor or nurse what their recommendation is, and do be certain to follow it.
For my travel cycle, how long will I have to be away for the retrieval?
The average is about a week. Some clinics don’t require you to be there for quite so long, but a few do want you there a bit longer.
What happens if I have complications after the retrieval?
You will be given a donor insurance card to cover any necessary treatment of complications related to the retrieval. If it is a local cycle, you can call the clinic to ask if they want to see you in their office. If it was a travel cycle and you have returned home, you can make an appointment at your local monitoring clinic.
Will I find out if my recipients get pregnant?
Only if it is written into your legal contract that you are allowed access to that information. You can discuss this with your attorney during your contract review.
When will I get a period after my retrieval?
Usually within about two weeks. If it takes much longer than that and you are concerned, give your nurse a call to discuss.
Why do I have to bring a companion with me to my retrieval?
You will have anesthesia for the procedure, so it’s not safe for you to drive afterwards (nor is it safe to get in a cab alone if you’re not fully lucid). So you are required to have a companion you know and trust who can drive you home. If it’s a travel cycle, your companion will accompany you back to your hotel.
April 1st, 2014
Thank you Robyn and Tamara for your help and guidance during the donor process. This was a very overwhelming process for us and we really didn’t know what to expect. Not only were you able to help us find our perfect donor but your advice through each step in the process was invaluable. Everything was clearly explained upfront and we didn’t encounter any surprises. All questions we had were answered quickly and they were very reliable.
We would highly recommend BHED to anyone looking for the perfect agency to help them through this process.
March 6th, 2014
Hope you had a wonderful Xmas & New Years with your family.
J and I had an amazing xmas gift. We arrived back in Asia recently and J is now 14 weeks pregnant, as we anticipate the arrival of our twins in early Aug. 2014 (possible late July due to twins).
Thank you and your support staff in guiding us through the donor selection criteria. BHED’s level of care and professionalism made a huge difference in understanding our requirements, and ultimately selecting the most wonderful donor on our behalf. We couldn’t have done it without.
We would like to extend our warm appreciation to our donor, the angel in our heart, whose contribution was instrumental in making this most beautiful gift possible.
Thanks again for all your support.
– JA & JA, Asia