Resources & links

Whilst I have supplied information in regard to Egg Donation on other pages here on the website, below is a comprehensive list of sites that can provide information in regard to; relevant acts and regulations, donor conception support, support and places to potentially find your Egg Donor Angel as well as support pages for the journey going forwards xox:

 

General Infertility and Donor Conceived:

Access  – is Australia’s National Fertility Network.  This is a great resource and helps with information about choosing an IVF clinic as well as sourcing further information and support networks.

Fertility Society of Australia – predominantly a website for the IVF specialists and clinics and the members but a source of potential information and a place to address any issues in regard to the industry.  Here you can see a list of IVF clinics for each state.

Are You Donor Conceived  – public awareness campaign with a difference including information in regard to support and the legalities and a Donor Conceived Conference for 2015

 

Research Resources:

 

 

mTHFR Gene:

mTHFR gene support organisation Australia

mTHFR gene support organisation USA 

 

Support Groups:

Egg Donor Angels this website 🙂 xox

Aussie Egg Donors A support group that is a forum for potential donors and recipients and also creates awareness for egg donation

Fertility Connections Altruistic Surrogacy support group and forum and also includes Egg and Sperm donation

Australian Infertility Support Group – A group that includes Australian and New Zealand people whom are struggling with infertility. 

Donor Conception Support Group – A support group for people considering or using donor sperm, egg or embryo, those who already have children conceived on donor programs, adult donor conceived people and donors.  They also have social workers , doctors and clinic  staff as members of the support group

Egg Donation Australia – A charity that is also run as a forum where you can share your journey whether you are an egg donor or recipient

 

Facebook Support Groups:

Egg Donor Angels a Facebook group to talk about IVF, Egg Donation, Infertility, Embryo & Sperm Donation and offer support – this is a closed group, no-one can see what is posted on there unless you are a member.  To become a member you need to request to join.  This group is mainly made up of people from Australia and New Zealand looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel, however we have people from all over the world in this group.  It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support only xox.

Egg Donor Angels Australia Facebook Group  This group is for people from looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel.  It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support only xox.

Egg Donor Angels US Facebook Group  – This group is for people from the US looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel. It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support only xox.

Egg Donor Angels Canada Facebook Group  – This group is for people from the US looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel. It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support only xox.

Egg Donor Angels UK Facebook Group. – This group is for people from the UK looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel.  It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support

Egg Donor Angels NZ Facebook Group – This group is for people from the UK looking for their Egg Donor Angel or wanting to be an Egg Donor Angel.  It’s a safe place to chat and offer support, no advertising or promotion is allowed within this group.  Also please do not approach potential Egg Donors within the group unless initiated by the Egg Donor as this group is meant to be a safe place to chat and offer support

Egg Donor Angels Recipient Only Support Group – This group is for recipients only. It includes people that are looking for their Egg Donor Angel, have their Egg Donor Angel, are going through the process or have been through the egg donation journey.  It’s a safe place for recipients to chat and offer support. Sorry no donors xox and admin is done by recipients.

Egg Donor Angels Donors Only Support Group – This group is for donors only. It includes people that are looking at being an Egg Donor Angel or have been an Egg Donor Angel, and/or are going through the process.  It’s a safe place for donors to chat and offer support. Sorry no recipients xox and admin is done by donors only except for me as this is my “baby” :).

Egg Donor Angels International Donor Options – this group is for recipients considering going overseas for an egg donor cycle.  It’s a safe place to chat about IVF clinics in countries such as South Africa and Greece and talk to people who have been there.

Egg Donor Angels Parents of Donor Conceived Children Support Group – this group is for parents that have donor conceived children to chat and offer support through the next phase of this journey.

Egg Donor Angels Parents of South African Donor Conceived Children Support Group – this group is for parents that have South African donor conceived children to chat and offer support through the next phase of this journey.

Sperm Donation Australia Info – a Facebook group for people to connect and talk about Sperm Donation

Australia Embyro Donation A Facebook group for potential donors and recipients of Embyro’s

IVF Support Group – a Facebook Group for anyone going through IVF

 

Websites to advertise for an Egg Donor on:

Egg Donor Angels You can advertise for an Egg Donor Angel on this website or you can browse advertisements by potential Egg Donor Angels, click here.

Bub Hub – Great website for information about Conception, Birth & Pregnancy and also has a forum you can advertise for a donor on

Huggies Another website providing information about Conception, Birth & Pregnancy with a forum that you can advertise for a donor on

Essential Baby Provides information and discussions on Conception, Pregnancy & Birth, also with a forum you can advertise on

Belly Belly A great place to find information on Conception, Birth & Pregnancy and also has a forum that you can advertise for a donor on

Aussie Egg Donors A support group that is a forum for potential donors and recipients

Fertility ConnectionsAltruistic Surrogacy support group and forum and also includes Egg and Sperm donation

Egg Donation Australia – A charity that is also run as a forum where you can share your journey whether you are an egg donor or recipient

 

Going Overseas for an Egg Donor (sperm and embryo as well) (clinics and donor agencies):

Cape Fertility South Africa – IVF clinic South Africa

Baby2Mom South Africa – Leading Donor Agency

Nurture South Africa – Donor Agency

Giftovlife South Africa – Donor Agency

AbabySA South Africa – Donor Agency

Sunshine Egg Donors South Africa – Donor Agency

Egg Donation South Africa – Donor Agency

Vitalab South Africa – IVF Clinic South Africa

Hart IVF – IVF clinic in Cape Town

Aevetis Fertility Clinic IVF – IVF clinic in Cape Town

Czech legalities on Egg Donation, Embryo and Sperm Donation

Zlin IVF Clinic Czech

Other Czech Clinics can be found on this website

Embryoland IVF Clinic Greece

Egg Donation South Africa – Donor Agency

New Life Greece IVF Clinic

Laws/legalities for egg/sprem/embryo donation in Spain

Irema IVF clinic Spain

Dexeus IVF Clinic Spain

Marbella IVF Clinic Spain

Barcelona IVF Clinic Spain

 

 

Websites that offer an Egg Donor service potentially at a $ cost:

Egg Donors Australia an initiative of City Fertility Centre to provide egg donors but at a $ cost (donors are paid $5,000 for each donation therefore this cost will be covered by the recipients) with clinics in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. They also have a sperm donor and embryo donor program as well.

Monash IVF and the World Egg Bank – at a $ cost as recipients can import donated eggs from the USA via Monash IVF.

Donor Eggs Australia – Offering an Egg Donor service to recipients at a $ cost, mainly egg donation from overseas but some Australian Egg Donors.

 

Embryo Donation:

Egg Donor Angels You can also advertise for an Embryo Donor on this website or you can browse advertisements by potential couples donating their Embryo’s, click here.

Embryo Donation Network – an Australian charity, committed to helping you to make decisions about embryo donation with confidence. You can advertise for donated Embryo’s or to donate your Embyro’s on here.

Embyro Donation IVF Australia – Run by IVF Australia, Embryo Donors is an online community of people that are actively considering embryo donation. It has been designed to help facilitate connections between potential recipients and donors in a secure, private space.

 QLD Fertility Group – Have a donor registration list for embryo donation, to find out more about their donor embryo program, get in touch with the Queensland Fertility Group Donor Embryo Program coordinators on 1800 111 483 (IVF).

If you are looking for an Embryo donation or you want to donate your Embryo’s also chat to your IVF clinic that they are stored at or your local IVF clinic, they may have an Embryo Donor Program.

In regard to donating Embryo’s from donated sperm or donated eggs normally can not be on donated, nor can donated embryo’s be on donated, however with the central register for donor conceived children, this can be evaluated on an individual basis. 

 

Sperm Donation:

 

Surrogacy in Australia:

Surrogacy Australia – an incorporated not for profit association registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria.  Supports Australians who are planning or are already parents using a surrogacy arrangement.  You can become a member and they will give you information on going overseas for a surrogate as well as information, seminars and support on this journey.  They also have a Facebook Group that you can join as well.

Altruistic Surrogacy – part of Fertility Connections.

QLD Surrogacy Laws

SA Surrogacy Laws

Surrogacy NSW – Surrogacy Legal Advice for Parents – legal firm that specialise in surrogacy laws in NSW

Family Legal Sydney – legal firm that specialises in surrogacy and adoption in NSW

Surrogacy and Adoption Blog – good blog by Stephen Page, a solicitor whom specialises in adoption and surrogacy for Australia and Australians going overseas

 

Surrogacy Overseas:

Australian Government Dept of Immigration and Border Protection Surrogacy information

Australian High Commission New Delhi

Surrogacy Australia – general information on overseas surrogacy

Indian Surrogacy Law Centre

ABC News India to ban surrogacy services to foreigners through Supreme Court

SMH India to introduce law requiring bond for surrogacy hopefuls

SBS New Thai Surrogacy laws bans foreigners

UK Surrogacy Legislation/Act

UK Surrogacy Information/Facts

UK Surrogacy – Information Support Community

USA California State Laws for Surrogacy – Modern Family Surrogacy Centre

Wikipedia – Surrogacy Laws by Country (please ensure that you check the current laws/legislation for each country)

 

Print Media for advertising:

Child MagazineA magazine targeted at Mum’s and distributed to Dr’s surgeries, child care centres, schools, libraries, toy shops, pharmacies, cafe’s, preschool’s etc.. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra are the current magazine city specific issues

Your Local Paper – you can advertise for a donor in your local newspaper, just contact their advertising dept.

 

Other:

The Fertility Society of Australia Parent Link – Donor Conception Telling Your Child  – A great site, has a downloadable PDF and has great advice on how to tell your child, family and friends.

Other places to consider advertising for your Egg Donor Angel are:

  • child care centers
  • pre-schools
  • kindergartens
  • after school care
  • medical centers etc.
  • local church
  • mother’s groups
  • Facebook
  • Amongst friends, acquaintances and family

Many recipients have found their donor using these methods successfully.

 

Acupuncture/TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine):

Fertility Herbs, Kathryn Taylor  MTCM (UWS), BHSc (UTS), Dip TCM (Sydney & China)  – Well known and well researched Fertility TCM and Acupuncturist based in Leura NSW but does Skype and phone appointments.

 

Brochures:

Donor Registry by VARTA – a guide to the Victorian Donor registry – Australia only.

Finding an Egg Donor by VARTA – a guide to finding an Egg Donor in Australia

Finding a Surrogate by VARTA – a guide to finding a Surrogate in Australia

Costs of IVF in Australia by VARTA – a guide to IVF in Australia and some of the costs involved in IVF.

Domestic Surrogacy Agreement Checklist by VARTA – Australia only – a checklist to help guide you when engaging a surrogate in Australia.  Always get legal advice before entering any agreement, this is a guide only.

International Surrogacy Agreement Legal Checklist for Australians looking at overseas by VARTA – a guide on what to consider when looking at a surrogacy arrangement overseas (outside of Australia), always get legal advice before entering any legal agreement.

Guidelines for the export and import of donated gametes and embryo’s using donated gametes by VARTA – a guide on moving donated gametes interstate from Victoria, within Australia

Cross Border Reproductive Care – by VARTA – a guide to undertaking IVF elsewhere.

Fertility and Assisted Reproduction – Teaching Module – by VARTA

Why, when and how to tell children about donor conception by VARTA

What do do with your  unused embyro’s by VARTA

Thinking of Donating by VARTA

Sometimes it Takes 3 to Make a Baby by Kate Bourne

 

Books:

“Sometimes it takes three to make a baby”  Explaining Egg Donor Conception to Young Children by Kate Bourne This was published by Melbourne IVF and is the recommended book by most clinics and counsellors.  It can be purchased from your IVF clinic.

You can also download the book from here.

Illustrated by Don Thompson Reading level: Ages 3-6 ISBN: 0958190305; 9780958190305 24 pages

More books can be found here 

Additional articles, books, dvds resources can be found here as well

   

Articles:

Family Ties by Kate Bourne from Varta, published in My Child Summer Issue This is how we became a family by Kate Bourne Telling it your way Telling What? How? When? Why? by Sue Midford? Parents disclosing Donor Conception to their Children- What does the literature tell us by Simone Loughnane 2005

 

 

 

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