Oh no Crystal, I value my FS's opinion enormously. He has worked in the field for such a long time, and we think he is wonderful. I am sure plenty of times everything goes well for donors who travel, and there are no problems, like the women you have read about, but the point my FS was making is that not every agency/clinic is going to be responsible every time, especially where money is changing hands, and the best way to avoid compromising a donor, is to work through a clinic where a donor is treated in her home country. The donors might be 'intelligent young women' but if they are going to get paid to take a bunch of hormones, travel a long way to a developing country and take anasthetic to give up their eggs, they are vulnerable. Love you Crystal, but my doctor makes an important point that probably isn't made enough.