Generally speaking, there are two different categories of egg donations: open and anonymous. Most couples who turn to an egg donation facility in Chicago or elsewhere for help growing their families will go through anonymous donations. This means that they select the perfect donor for their families but don’t have direct communication with that donor during or after the process. However, some women may already have someone special in mind from whom they would like to receive viable eggs. This is called an open donation, and usually takes place between two family members, whether they are sisters, cousins, or some.