How To Find a U.S. Egg Donor and/or Surrogate as a Canadian Intended Parent

Choosing the people to participate in an assisted reproduction journey is the most important decision you can make. This is why so many individuals and couples like you walk with Hatch. Here’s everything you need to know, from navigating the legal landscape to finding your donor or surrogate. 

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Using a U.S. Egg Donor as a Canadian Resident

The laws governing egg donation are very different between Canada and the United States. Because compensation is very limited in Canada but open in America, egg donation has been mainstreamed in the thirty years since its inception. There are thousands of women with very desirable qualities who are excited to donate their eggs to you. Since Canadian and American backgrounds and cultures are so similar, it’s very easy for Canadian intended parents to connect with American egg donors. Most of our international clientele come to Los Angeles, the egg donor capital of the world, due to its impressive quality and quantity of available egg donors.

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The Embryo Transfer Procedure

You can begin your cycle in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, or any of the surrounding cities and return to our Los Angeles facility for your IVF procedure. Typically, if you take part in fertility services, you make one visit to the US for three to five days for the embryo transfer. Alternatively, you can have the embryos frozen and sent to Canada for your transfer procedure. 

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Using a U.S. Surrogate as a Canadian Resident

Intended parents from across the globe come to America, specifically California, to take part in the surrogacy program due to its favorable laws. We have expert attorneys in hand that we can refer you to who have vast experience with Canadian surrogacy. Your parental rights are also established and protected. We additionally provide all the necessary documents you’ll need to return home with your newborn baby.  

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Your Parental Rights With U.S. Egg Donors and/or Surrogates

As an intended parent using an egg donor and/or surrogate, you’ll sign a contract with your egg donor (on separate pages to protect your anonymity) that legally enforces your parental rights. Because the egg donation cycle will take place in the U.S., their legislation overrules Canadian law surrounding parental rights. 

There has never been a case with our program where an egg donor or a surrogate has tried to gain rights to the child. At Hatch, we provide referrals to excellent and experienced attorneys in reproductive law for our intended parents as well as our egg donors and surrogates. We cover the costs for this, so you’ll not pay out-of-pocket for this. 

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How To Become an Egg Donor as a Canadian Resident

You’ll be in the expert hands of the very top reproductive doctors and clinics in the country. And be recommended to intended parents from whom you’ll be an ideal match. All to help you have the most life-affirming experience as possible. Here’s what you need to know about donating your eggs.

Donating Eggs in the U.S. as a Canadian Resident

You can donate your eggs if you reside in Canada, but you cannot be compensated in Canada. Therefore, most young women come to the U.S. to donate their eggs, where they can receive generous egg donor compensation. Patients who choose this are asked to make two visits—one for screening and one for egg retrieval. The retrieval trip can range from 5-13 days, depending on the clinic. If you choose Hatch’s egg donor program, travel expenses will be covered for you and one companion.

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Becoming an Egg Donor at Hatch Fertility

At Hatch Fertility, we're proud to support some of the most accomplished, caring egg donors who make miracles possible. We welcome you to become an egg donor and join a league of amazing ‘Super Donors’ as you're guided throughout your experience by the first egg donor agency in the United States of America.

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50+ Countries Served


At Hatch, we recognize and embrace diversity. So wherever you’re from, you’ll feel cared for, supported, and treated as a member of our family.

99%+ Success Rate


We work with some of the most renowned reproductive doctors in the world, and it shows with our success rates of intended parents going home with a baby are among the best in the nation.

8,000+ Egg Donors and Surrogates


As the first egg donation agency in the U.S., we have the experience and passion for every family-building journey. We cherish our Hatch parents, surrogates, and egg donors, and can’t wait to bring your dreams to life.

30+ Years of Experience


Give yourself the best chance of having a baby with an agency that promotes working with clinics offering advanced medical procedures, ethical practices, and thorough family planning processes.

Compassionate Care Every Step of the Way

Receive full support from knowledgeable, empathetic staff available to answer any question. The same holds true for egg donors and surrogates.