Your fertility journey begins with the selection of an egg donor and a gestational surrogate to carry the baby.
Choosing your Egg Donor
Neway will be your partner in this process, helping to guide you every step of the way. In general, you want your egg donor to be a healthy individual, and relatively young (age 21-32). Regardless of the donor you choose, whether it be a family friend, relative, or an anonymous source, the individual will be screened extensively to rule out possible complications to your fertility journey. This screening includes infectious disease testing according to FDA guidelines, a questionnaire on family genetic history, fertility and past gynecologic history, and a fertility workup to evaluate potential for egg donation.
Egg Donor Options:
- A family friend or relative
- Frozen Eggs selected from Neway’s Egg Bank
- Individual selected from Neway’s database of eligible donors (fresh eggs)
- Frozen eggs selected from outside egg bank that are transferred to Neway
Choosing an egg donor is a very important first step in this journey and we will be here for you every step of the way!
Choosing your Gestational Surrogate
Your choice of a gestational surrogate may be a family friend, relative, or someone selected through an agency. Regardless of the source, as with the egg donor, this person will be screened extensively to rule out possible complications to your fertility journey. This screening includes infectious disease testing according to FDA guidelines, a questionnaire on past gynecologic history, and a fertility workup to evaluate potential for surrogacy.
Legal Protection for your Family
Regardless of your choice of egg donor and gestational surrogate, Neway Fertility wants to make sure that we make this process as smooth as possible and as ideal to your wishes as we can! In order to make this possible, it is necessary to employ an attorney specialized in third party (egg donation/surrogacy) reproduction. You can select one on your own or Neway would be happy to recommend an attorney for you.
Lastly, we want to make sure that everyone participating in your fertility journey is thoroughly prepared for any and all outcomes. This includes counseling and emotional preparation for the egg donor, gestational surrogate, and for you, the intended parent! This counseling is not only for you as a single parent. It is for anyone using an egg donor and/or a gestational surrogate. It can be an emotional process and Neway wants to make sure everyone is fully ready and excited to begin this journey with you!