Would YOU Donate Your Eggs?

egg_14 I have a question for the young and older women out there. Would you ever consider donating your eggs? You would do this knowing that you would never know if a child came to be. If a child did come to be you would never see the child. I ask because I often see the ads online asking for women to donate their eggs and that they will be well compensated for it. I never truly considered seriously doing it. However, I have wondered would I be able to. I consider it similar to adoption and I don’t knock adoption. My mother was adopted by a family that I call my own. I don’t know what I would do without my Grandparents.


I also don’t know if I could place my own child up for adoption. I imagine it would be one of the hardest things I would ever have to do in my life. So, wouldn’t donating an egg be similar?  I would think it would be easier than putting your child up for adoption. You feel no real connection because you are not pregnant. On another note, could you live with not knowing whether or not your child is being cared for properly? Is he or she being taught morals and most importantly loved?  

Did I also mention that the idea of anyone cutting on me in any form scares the hell out of me. Hence my reason for procrastinating on the whole birthing process. My Mother would always say for the women who cannot have kids, there probably is a reason beyond them why God does not want them to. In this day and age of medical anomalies, do we still believe that?

An Ad I came across recently:

Help our dream come true. A loving, caring couple seeking egg donor. Candidates should be intelligent, athletic, blonde, at least 5’10”, have a 1400+ SAT score, and possess no major family medical issues. $50,000.

Word?  It almost sounds like an application for employment. I read recently that in this economy many women are donating eggs in order to supplement their income. Is it selfish of me to hold my eggs captive and wait till God knows when to have a child while some poor childless woman would give her life savings just to hear the words “Mom” come out of some toddlers mouth?

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19 Comments

  1. Honestly, I couldn’t. The money wouldn’t be worth me wondering every night if there’s a kid walking around with my genes. It’d bother me. Also, I think it’s just a way for people to try and create designer babies. From that ad, none of it sounds like they want a child to love. It sounds like they want a child for the sake of business and in hopes that they’ll make their money back ten-fold one day. Why don’t they just adopt? And with all those specifications for egg donation, there’s a good chance none of us have to worry about it.

  2. I would most definitely donate my eggs! I feel that I’m sharing the gift of life with someone who doesn’t have the capacity to create life for themselves. Plus if I can get $50,000…I’m all over it!

  3. I have two wonderful babies and I might, maybe have more. There are some women out there that can not experience this life changing moment god blessed me with my two gifts from haven time to bless some one else.
    Family comes first , I have to wait until all my sisters are grown just incase they need my eggs.

  4. I’m sure many of those “get money by any means” Type of Little girls would, I personally would not Unless i need the money to save one of my loved one’s life, Thankfully i make a very good living and 50.000 dollars is nothing to me, However , To each its own, Just like people should stop telling others to lose or gain weight, whatever one does with their body is their choice and decision, I will not contravene on it.

  5. ACTUALLY I COULDNT EITHER ITS JUST TOO SCARY I NEVER DID COME FROM A FAMILY THAT SET THEIR CHILDREN UP FOR ADOPTION OR GET THEIR TUBES TIED BECUZE MY MOTHER HAVE ALWAYS SAID TAKE CARE OF UR RESPONSIBILITY IF U GET PREGNANT U HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF IT BECUZE WHEN UR CHILD GROW UP HE OR SHE WILL ALWAYS WONDER HOW WAS SHE LIKE WAS SHE PRETTY AND WHY DIDNT YOU KEEP ME AND U WOULDNT WANT UR CHILD TOO GROW UP AND MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE U DID SO NO I WOULDNT DONATE MY EGGS THIS IS GOOD ADVICE USE IT WELL I CANT TELL U WAT TOO DO BUT I HOPE U DO.

  6. To put it simply, no. I could not do this. Extensions of myself out in the world, away from me…the connection (and I do believe there’d be a connection) would make me crazy, not being able to be with ‘myself’ LOL

  7. i have considered it…and not for money..but then when i thought about it i made the decision not too…however i still do consider it now and again but i am getting to “that age” where i will soon be too old to do it anyway..and i wanted to do it once i have had all the children i wanted to…i think it is something that as a woman you have to really think about and be sure that no matter YOUR reasons for doing it..you are happy with it as it’s YOUR body and life…
    …that ad has me concerned for more more than one reason though…someone should send the couple a memo..DNA and genetics is like a box of chocolates…you ever know what ya gonna get…so feel happy and blessed when what you get it healthy, wealthy and wise!

  8. Gosh it feels great to be back. Anyway, I once saw an eggs donating advertisement that paid women based on their race. White women would receive the most (because their eggs are in higher demand), followed by Asian women then us black women.

  9. No amount of money could persuade me to give my child away. Being a egg donor means you are giving your child up for adoption point blank period. That ad is ridiculous they are trying to have a perfect baby just the way they want it and thats not natural. You cant pick and choose how smart your baby will be or what there hair color will be in a normal pregnancy so why should they. That ad is ignorance at its finest they sound like the type that dont need to bring a baby into this world.

  10. I see these ads in my college’s newspaper all the time under the employment section, and I personally couldn’t do it. I couldn’t live with the possibility that an actual child came from my donation, a child that wouldn’t know me as its mother because it was being raised by other people. I won’t knock other women who do it for whatever reasons, but it’s just not something that I could handle.

  11. I couldn’t do it. I would wonder about my child every day and the money wouldn’t comfort me when I had those thoughts.

  12. That is a great question. Now that my children are 25 and 27 and I have 5 grandchildren, I can’t imagine donating my eggs not being able to raise the child and my grandchildren as I have done and am doing now with my grandchildren. But I remember reading a passage about surrogates being a normal way of life for a time in the old testament. That is why it was not unusual for Sarah to tell Abraham to tell their maid to have a baby for her. So it is not an unusual thing and I am not against it.

  13. I could not…
    Maybe to a family member….maybe……and Ido mean maybe…………okay no,I Iied. =/

  14. I don’t believe it’s selfish not to donate one’s eggs.

  15. heck yes, i would. plus, if it helps a couple become a family, even better.

  16. I WOULD NOT BUUUTTTT a bestie of mine has about 4 times. I’d be freaked out personally about some woman or several walking around with a child or children that has half of my genes and I have no part in raising him or her or them. Pays good though….for my friend every egg extraction got her 7k.

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