When you are matched with potential Egg Donor recipients, a legal authorization contract is typically required to participate in a donor cycle.
This sets into view the Egg donor’s compensation, confirmed commitment to work with the recipient, and the liabilities you may face if you do not fulfill your agreement to proceed in a cycle.
As there are countless emotions involved with this process it is vitally important that you understand your COMMITMENT. After the contract is signed the compensation sum is locked and cannot be changed by you or the recipient.
What is the Legal Process of Egg Donation?
After you are medically cleared by the recipient’s doctor to proceed with egg retrieval the legal process is intertwined.
The egg donation contract is drawn up and you will have a consultation in which you should express any concerns you may have about the contract and make requested changes.
Your attorney will instruct you and help you understand what is expected of you concerning your responsibilities.
When the terms of the contract are finalized, you and the recipient will be required to sign the contract permitting a legal clearance letter is generated by the recipient’s attorney.
At this time you may start medications. You can cancel the contract for any reason if you have not started your medications, but after you start the medications the contract is enforceable and you may only cancel the cycle for medical reasons which are stated by a doctor.
Do not start any medications prior to legal clearance as the contract will protect you as you proceed in the cycle for your retrieval and for the future after the cycle is complete.