First Smile helped me achieve my dream- I have a beautiful, healthy boy. Ela was amazing to work with, very professional, well organized, very knowledgeable on the subject. Not only did she provide an excellent donor database, but matching was very smooth. She was beyond supportive during the entire cycle and helped with all the required arrangements. I was a little hesitant about the idea for required relaxation for myself, as intended mother, but I truly felt so centered after a massage in the evening before transfer, that I think it had a lot to do with the positive outcome of the donor cycle. I would highly recommend First Smile.
I have not heard of egg donation before I came across First Smile ad in my college. I was never into science, and IVF was an unknown process to me. The First Smile case manager held my hand through the entire process, explained in a way I could understand. I was scared when I applied, but my case manager told me that I can always change my mind but I didn’t. I was chosen and had my first retrieval a couple of months ago. I was able to learn it resulted in a pregnancy. I’m so excited for the parents to be and what I was able to contribute to their lives. I am planning to donate again sometime in the near future, but only with First Smile.
We lost a baby due to chromosomal abnormalities, and were advised to use egg donor for our next IVF cycle. We were in touch with several agencies, but they did not provide all info upfront. When we were asking for more details, several phone calls were required, each time with another person, unfamiliar with our situation. We finally came across First Smile website, the most adorable website I have seen, made one phone call, and knew that is was right place for me to start the process. They even helped us compare fees of their competitors- not a usual service you get from an egg donation company. We matched, went through the cycle. Unfortunately it did not result in pregnancy, but it did give us hope. We are willing to try again. We cannot imagine working with any other egg donation agency. First Smile is very on top of things, they update you on the donor progress before the IVF clinic does. They give us comfort, even if, this time, my body wasn’t ready for a baby.
John and Rhonda
We are an Israeli gay couple having our child in the United States with the help of an egg donor and a surrogate carrier. Finding a suitable egg donor was a complicated process for us since we had high standards regarding several aspects of the donor. After a long and exhausting search in many of the egg donor databases we came across First Smile’s database and found several donors that were suitable for us. After contacting the agency, Ela immediately started working on our case. Ela’s service was professional and personal throughout the entire process. The medical process was long and sometimes stressful but what we appreciated about Ela is that she always updated us and explained everything we needed to know. Another major aspect that was unique and important about First Smile’s service was their care about the egg donor health and well-being. Ela updated us frequently regarding our donor’s state and also took actions that would be beneficial for her. We enjoyed working with Ela and First Smile, and we highly recommend their professional and personal excellent service to all others seeking for an egg donation.