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When is a women most fertile?


A woman’s most fertile period is typically several days (usually no more than 5-6) ending on the day after ovulation.

What is ovulation?


Ovulation is the term used to define the release of an egg (usually one, though sometimes more) from a woman’s ovary. Conception occurs when a sperm fertilizes the egg.

I've found an egg donor- what should I do next?


One of your first steps should be to enter into a written agreement with your donor setting forth the expectations and intentions of both you and the donor before, during, and after the egg retrieval attempt.  Addressing these issues up front will hopefully avoid conflict or surprise later on in the process.

What is independent adoption?


Independent adoption, sometimes called private-placement or direct placement, is without the assistance of an adoption agency.

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