More and more young women are realizing they can pause the ticking of their biological clocks by freezing their eggs. At the same time, many women and couples in their 40s and 50s are having children using donor eggs.
But both of these options are not exactly cheap. A typical egg freeze runs about $15,000 plus yearly storage fees. The egg donation process, which entails buying the eggs plus in vitro fertilization, can cost anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000.
That’s where Dr. Aimee’s Freeze and Share comes in. The program enables young women who want to preserve their fertility, or Freezers, to freeze their eggs at a fraction of the cost by agreeing to donate half of their eggs. While those seeking donor eggs, or Sharers, are able to choose from a diverse pool of egg donors (Freezers) to find their perfect match. It’s a life-changing and life-affirming event for everyone involved.
Dr. Aimee’s clinic is here to help each participant through every step of the process, which includes:
- Genetic screening
- Psychological evaluations
- Legal contracts
- Drug screening
The Family Arrangement
No matter which role you play in the process, Dr. Aimee understands that you will have many questions and concerns to discuss. By its very nature, egg donation involves a series of social, ethical and moral choices—from the kind of relationship the Freezer and Sharer choose to have during and after conception to what Sharers will decide to tell their child about his or her origins. Dr. Aimee and her staff have deep experience with all aspects of the Freezer-Sharer relationship and can be counted on as a trusted resource for years to come.