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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces00 View Post
    Via facebook i was contacted by an Indian woman and her husband to see if i would donate eggs to them ( i am australian). Not a problem, I flew 26 hrs in total to meet my recipients and at the last minute she admitted that she would not be carrying the baby but had paid a surrogate to carry it who would be housed away from her family for the whole 9 months until she gives birth. In the end i went through with it and it was successful ( they put 4 embryos in this poor surrogate) and they have others leftover frozen but i think that this is the only time i have donated where i have been very half hearted about the whole thing. I guess what i am trying to say is for anyone contemplating donating overseas, just to make sure that everything is above board.
    wow. was it a random woman who you had never spoken to before that asked you?

    are you sure that the woman will actually take the babies once the surrogate gives birth? Or will they be adopted out?

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    Default just got back from donating in india

    Via facebook i was contacted by an Indian woman and her husband to see if i would donate eggs to them ( i am australian). Not a problem, I flew 26 hrs in total to meet my recipients and at the last minute she admitted that she would not be carrying the baby but had paid a surrogate to carry it who would be housed away from her family for the whole 9 months until she gives birth. In the end i went through with it and it was successful ( they put 4 embryos in this poor surrogate) and they have others leftover frozen but i think that this is the only time i have donated where i have been very half hearted about the whole thing. I guess what i am trying to say is for anyone contemplating donating overseas, just to make sure that everything is above board.

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    she found me on a facebook group called 'ivf egg donor awareness group" and asked me if i would donate. But she lead me to believe that she would be carrying the baby. The clinic etc was almost 3rd world and i would encourage others NOT to donate in India. At one point i was so sick i thought i was literally going to die and this was my 40th donation - i had never been so sick from donating before.

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    Sounds like baby farming, I find it very odd. And awful. I'm sorry I don't understand why you would do something like that with no reliable information at all on waht will happen to the children.

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    i dont think i explained myself properly - i went there with the understanding that i was donating to the couple - not that my eggs would end up in a surrogate! All conversations and wording was related to her falling pregnant and giving birth etc. It was only at the eleveth hour that she admitted that they were going to use a surrogate they were paying. We had also agreed to keep in touch and visit one another - they were coming to australia with the baby once she got on her feet.
    it was also amazing how many americans and irish couples were there for surrogacy too.
    we had spent months getting to know each other etc and not once did she admit she would not be carrying the child.

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    if you recommend people not to donate there
    why did you??

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    Wow that sounds very strange, and scary. You paid for plane flights to do this?? Didnt it seem odd to you that an Indian couple wanted someone from Australia to donate, when they could have gotten an Indian women from there to do it??

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    i think i may be confusing some of you.

    I only now have advised others not to donate there - i had never donated there before and everything from her specialist to the clinic i researched via the net before hand.

    Apparantly ( and this was confirmed by an indian couple at my work ) in India to be fair skinned is something they all strive for when it comes to beauty. This was true as in all the shops all beauty products advertised bleaching qualities. The recipient wanted a western donor so that thier baby would either be white or a very light brown colour. I am very very fair.

    they paid for our tickets and accomodation whilst we were there. Due to the generosity of my old ivf doctor - all the medications were free as he had given it to me when i informed him of what i was doing. But i did all the running around for them for stuff in australia.

    im starting to feel like IM the bad person here!


 

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