The match time depends on the families who are looking for an egg donor at the time we accept a candidate into our program. Sometimes we match a donor on the first day she is presented to families; other times the wait may be a few months. Many of our families are international and of different ethnicities and their specific needs vary according to their desired characteristics—hair color, eye color, height, ethnicity, religious beliefs, education, etc. Matching an intended parent with a donor isn’t as simple as matching SAT, or hair and eye coloring—it is about finding a connection between a family and a donor. An intended parent is essentially inviting an egg donor’s genetics and personality into their home as these are heritable traits. Our families choose a donor who matches their own family traits, their own cultural traits, their own personal interests, and their own life values in as many ways as possible.
Our favorite match example: The intended mother and donor both went to the same university, belonged to the same sorority, were both nationally ranked in the same sport, and looked so much alike that you absolutely would have thought they were close relatives. This is the type of match our families seek whenever possible. A perfect match!