B & T, USA
We enjoyed our experience with BHED. Our coordinator was Rebecca Schotz. She kept us updated throughout the whole process. Rebecca was always prompt and helpful when we had questions. It did take some time to find our donor. We needed someone who matched and aligned with our goals and expectations. One of those expectations was ethnicity. I’m Vietnamese and my husband is Mexican. I wanted an Asian donor so our child could have a representation of my background. It did sadden me that I wouldn’t be biologically related to our potential little one. However, working with Rebecca eased those feelings. She accompanied us through the journey and would check in to ensure we didn’t need help. We didn’t feel forgotten which was nice.
Even though the process was a bit longer than anticipated, we didn’t feel pushed or rushed in making our decision. After all, the pool of donors/candidates we were interested in was smaller. It was also helpful to get email updates of recently added donors. Especially when those updates had donors that matched our criteria.
Once we found our donor, Rebecca walked us through the process including helping us find legal guidance and coordinating our donor’s travel/medical appointments. We now have a successful egg retrieval and am waiting for those eggs to develop into embryos! Overall, we highly recommended working with BHED and with Rebecca.
P.S. We were working with another agency and although both seemed to have a lot of knowledge and experience, we choose BHED over the other one. We liked that Cheryl, BHED’s Client Services, took the time to get to know us and asked about our background. It was a nice personal touch.
In a traditional cycle, one recipient is matched with one donor for one cycle. If a successful pregnancy is not achieved and all normal embryos have been used, the recipient is eligible for a second cycle with no agency fee.
In a shared cycle, two or more recipients will share eggs from one cycle with one donor at one clinic. Each recipient pays an agency fee and legal fees. Shared expenses include donor fee, donor insurance, and donor travel (if applicable). Medical expenses are determined by the clinic. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy unless specifically outlined in the agency agreement.
We work with some clinics that offer frozen eggs. The donor choices are limited. If you are interested in frozen eggs, please contact us. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy.