005: Gail from Donor Concierge On Finding Donors

Gail Sexton Anderson is the CEO and founder of Donor Concierge, an organization that helps clients find egg and sperm donors. Gail explains how her organization approaches the sensitive topic of egg and sperm donation and surrogacy. She also offers great advice for women currently looking for donors or surrogates.

Transparency is sort of the cornerstone of family life, though everyone knows their own family culture. So, it's not something I'm going to say everyone should do this, but I think there is an advantage to being open. - Gail Click To Tweet

Gail shares her observations of common hang-ups clients have regarding the donor and surrogacy process. She suggests ways to make the process more comfortable for the donor and the client, and how her organization fits into the system established by several agencies around the country.

When you pick your donor, this child is not going to be 'the donor.' The child is going to be a unique individual. - Gail Click To Tweet

Some highlights of today’s conversation:

  • Why Gail began Donor Concierge.
  • The agencies and physicians Donor Concierge work with in tandem.
  • How Donor Concierge helps their clients before and during the process.
  • Gail’s advice for women looking for a gestational carrier.
  • Her advice for women looking for egg and sperm donors.
  • How Donor Concierge helps with the surrogacy process.
  • The facts Gail thinks clients need to consider in the beginning.
  • The pros and cons of using first-time donors.
  • Tips for meeting a potential donor.
  • The importance of transparency within your family and knowing what is best for your situation.
  • Gail’s final advice to the audience.
As we are listening to them share their story it helps us to be able to get some perspective on this but also we can kinda hear, do they sound like they're still really angry? Is this still really new and early for them? Are they… Click To Tweet

Resources

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