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Egg Donor Counseling and Consultation per ASRM
Egg Donation Counseling
Before you donate your eggs it's important to talk to a professional to be fully informed, prepared for the physical demands and understand the psychological and social implications of the process.

The standard egg donation evaluation process involves a 60-90 minute interview according to ASRM guidelines. Some clinics, agencies and physicians also require a donor to take a personality inventory called the MMPI-2.

We provide counseling and evaluation for known donors only.

Egg Donor Evaluation Process for a Known Donor and Intended Parents
  1. Donor Mental Health Status Exam Interview
  2. Intended Parents Egg Donation Session + Report
  3. Psychological Narrative (Full Report)
  4. Joint (IP and ED) counseling session
Consolation sessions are offered in office and via SkypeSkype
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Physician Report
Physician Report
Fee: $60.00

Mandy fertility clinics, physicians and/or agencies require a report outlining the topics we cover in counseling. The report will be sent to your clinic or doctor upon your release.
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Psychological Report (Full length)
Psychological Report (Full length)
Fee: $150.00

Full length psychological reports are narrative reports required by certain clinics and agencies after a mental status exam. These are most applicable to egg donation screening and gestational carrier screening.
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PAI Administration and Report
PAI Administration and Report
Fee: $175.00

The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is an objective inventory of adult personality that assesses psycho-pathological syndromes and provides information relevant for clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for psychopathology. Administration time is up to 40 minutes shorter than that for similar instruments. Scoring and reporting is provided through PariConnect.

Schedule an appointment online, email jana@janarupnow.com or call 214-520-4141. For video conference appointments, consent paperwork and payment must be received in advance. If a full psychological report or mental status interview are required, please add those options to your package.
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Egg donor pregnancy
Intended Parents Session + Report
Fee: $220.00

Intended parents are encouraged by their doctor and the ASRM to attend counseling prior to an egg or sperm donation procedure or before using a gestational carrier. Counseling for IPs includes the exploration of complex social issues and feelings that may be hard to voice. This counseling session is not intended to be a test you must pass prior to treatment but rather a place to discuss your concerns.

IP counseling is approx 1 hour 10 min and covers the topics recommended by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, (ASRM). A brief report for your physician or clinic is included in the fee. A narrative report will be an additional fee.

ASRM Topics for Intended Parent Egg Donation Counseling

  • What are our best options considering our finances?
  • Will my child be upset with me for choosing to conceive this way?
  • How do we choose a donor?
  • Should we tell our child about his/her donor conception?
  • Will I feel like my child isn't really mine?
  • How can I cope with the grief of not having a biological child?
  • Should we tell our family members about using a donor?
  • How do we deal with questions from others?
  • What if this treatment doesn't work?
  • What role will the donor have in our lives, if any?
ASRM Topics for Intended Parent Gestational Carriers (click for more)

Request an appointment or call 214-520-4141.

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Egg Donor Mental Status Exam
Egg Donors/GC Session
Fee: $230.00

A Mental Status Interview is a 60-90 minute psychological interview conducted by a mental health professional in office or through video conferencing. Potential egg donors or gestational carriers that must be screened will be interviewed according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines.

Request an appointment online, email jana@janarupnow.com or call 214-520-4141. If a personality test and/or full psychological report are required, please add those options to your package.
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