A couple of years ago I heard about egg donation from a friend. I was very interested in the process at the time, but my schedule didn’t offer me enough flexibility at the time to be a donor. Recently, however, my schedule opened up and I decided to go for it.
I became interested in egg donation because of my mother’s experience with infertility. My mother became pregnant when she was 16, and when her mother found out she took her across the border into Tijuana and forced her to have an abortion. Unfortunately, this caused her a lot of problems, resulting in a total hysterectomy at the age of 26. When my parents were ready to have children, their only option was adoption. Because I was adopted, I have always wanted to share the miracle of family with someone – whether it was adopting a child or helping someone conceive through egg donation.
My husband and I are newly married (so we’re not quite ready to start our own family) and it seems like a good time to commit to being a part of a donation and help someone in need. I searched online for egg donation agencies and, after reviewing many sites, I came across BHED. The BHED site was so much more informative and honest than any other sites I visited, so it was really an easy choice for me. Alexa Abrams was so wonderful during my interview. She was eager to answer every question I had and also threw out a few answers to frequently asked questions I hadn’t thought to ask. She really put me at ease and reassured me that I had chosen a great agency. She also got me really excited about the process!
I am so eager and excited to be matched with a recipient family and go through my first retrieval. This is such an amazing thing to be able to do for someone. To help someone in need have a child they will cherish forever is a great thing, and I can’t wait to be a part of it!
- BHED donor, Heather #9448