“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another,
‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ “
In search of the perfect egg donor candidate, many hopeful parents look beyond physical traits to find a connection to their potential egg donor candidate. They believe an egg donor’s shared DNA with future offspring is just a small part of the bigger egg donation experience.
One way egg hopeful parents find a connection beyond shared DNA with future offspring is through finding shared experiences in life. When hopeful parents read through an egg donor’s portfolio materials, they may be surprised to discover they’ve visited the same places, or find that their childhood upbringings were similar. Maybe they’ve grown up in the same town, attended the same college or university, or participated in the same hobbies or activities growing up. Whatever the shared experience happens to be, it often creates an instant affinity between egg donor and hopeful parent, further forging a common bond that can, throughout the duration of an egg donation cycle, grow stronger.
Another way hopeful parents and egg donors create a shared connection beyond shared DNA with future offspring is through shared tastes. Maybe a parent and an egg donor share the same love in music, the same books, or even cheer for the same sports team. Hopeful parents often marvel at the discovery of sharing the same favorite foods, the same favorite colors, and the same movies. Throughout the duration of an egg donation cycle, this can set the stage for a blossoming relationship.
A third part of the ‘What! You too?’ shared experience is found when hopeful parents find a shared viewpoint with their selected egg donor candidate. Shared viewpoints don’t necessarily mean an egg donor and hopeful parent will have the same opinions on everything in life. Chances are, they won’t, due to diversity between hopeful parents and egg donors. However, it often means both parties see the world similarly and share similar core values and beliefs. In fact, one hopeful couple recently shared with us that in finding an egg donor with a similar viewpoint in life, they were “choosing someone with the same moral compass.”
We hope you’ve found the perfect match where you can both say, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.’ Such cycle matches are out there…you just need to find one another.
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