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#1 ruby-ruby

Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hi There

Im now 44, went through early menapause, and found it very difficult to find an egg donor here in Australia, that committed, or didnt ask for big amounts of money, even after these people know how much I had spent already.
I may sound ungreatful to these people, but seriously, its a very hard road finanacially and emotionally, we all know that, who has been through IVF.
And paying donors here in Australia is illegal, however many are driven by financial gain.

I have spent well in excess of 60k trying to concieve, and then had to find a donor, after finding out my eggs were not healthy enough.

Its very hard to find a donor in Australia, but I guess not impossible.

Im off too Thailand shortly for my first transfer. The experience so far has been, easy easy easy,
no stress, or waiting for my donor to back out, or not work out, for one reason or another.

I can now just sit back and wait to be advised when to fly over.

I cant recommend it highly enough.

I wished I had done this earlier.

Now I pray my transfer works original.gif))

Edited by ruby-ruby, 27 April 2012 - 12:57 PM.


#2 LisaDD

Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

Hi Ruby. I'm just starting out researching overseas egg donation and will be contacting a few agencies in the next fews days in South Africa. Are you able to message me the centre you are using so I can contact them as well? Many thanks Lisa

#3 storm101

Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:03 PM

Good Day all

I am a South African 3rd time egg donor, I came across this site in an attempt to obtain more information on donating specifically, and after reading your comments thought I would pop a quick comment from a donors perspective.

SA is a beautiful country and if you are considering an Egg Donor I would suggest CapeFertility in Cape Town, they have fantastic Doctors, clean Clinic and professional staff, there is aparently no waiting list (if a few months at all) and we donors here are compensated a fixed amount for our time and effort (not our eggs)
I am only humbled to be apart of this process and assist wherever I can (I would do it for free).

I wish all you ladies the best in your Journeys to becoming mommy's.

xx

#4 pisces00

Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

As a donor who has gone over to thailand to donate i can highly recommend thier clinics and professionalism - on par with our services here for sure.

#5 ruby-ruby

Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (LisaDD @ 09/05/2012, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Ruby. I'm just starting out researching overseas egg donation and will be contacting a few agencies in the next fews days in South Africa. Are you able to message me the centre you are using so I can contact them as well? Many thanks Lisa

Hi Lisa
Sorry for the late reply. The name of the the clinic is Thailaind Fertility, my co-ordinaters name is Cathie Sanchez. If you google her name, all the information will appear.

xxx
Goodluck

#6 wantone2

Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:43 PM

Hi ruby ruby hope you don't mind me joining in this discussion. Thanks for posting cathies details. I have contacted her & she seems lovely. Can I ask how far into the process you are & how easy has it been.  

Wantone2


#7 EBPika

Posted 06 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

Hi Ruby Ruby

I am wondering how you went with Thailand Fertility?

We have connected into Cathie Sanchez and Genevieve Uys of Travelling Donors and are hoping that it all pans out. After spending 60K ourselves in Australia on IVF with only some success we had parked the whole journey to grieve and recuperate. The idea of overseas options seemed overwhelming. The process with Cathie and Genevieve has been very easy, too easy so we can only hope as we consider timeframes and donors. Our biggest concern was and still is to know that this is a real program. Can anyone from this thread definitely confirm this is the real deal. We couldnt bear getting caught up into a program that doesnt truly exist.

#8 wantone2

Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

Hi EBPika

I would like to know a bit more about Thailand Fertility as well. as I too am in contact with Cathie & Genevieve at the moment. I wish I had looked into it earlier.  I am now 44 & have gone through early menopause so hope that it can still work for me.

Are you at the stage of choosing & locking in a donor. I would like to know a bit more about when the money changes hands?  I have done some Google searches and found nothing bad about them.  Hopefully someone here can answer our questions.

#9 AlexU

Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:01 PM

I personally had bad experience with Travelling Donors and Genevieve Uys. Would not suggest using this agency unless you have extra money to throw away and nerves made of steel to resist arrogance and unprofessionalism.

Edited by AlexU, 17 September 2014 - 09:20 PM.



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