Donor & Surrogacy Program

Sometimes, it takes a village...

Donor & Surrogacy Program

Sometimes, it takes a village...

Your family planning journey is unique. Your care should be too.

Markham Fertility Centre has a dedicated Donor and Surrogacy team that will guide you through all aspects of your family-building journey, whether that includes sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation and/or gestational surrogacy. Rest assured knowing that our program is Health Canada approved after a stringent review process.

About our Donor & Surrogacy Program

Markham Fertility Centre has a dedicated donor and surrogacy team that will guide you through all aspects of your family building journey, whether that includes sperm donation, egg donation, embryo donation and/or gestational surrogacy. We have assembled a team that is solely dedicated to donor and surrogacy due to the more complex aspects of care. It is our intent to enhance the patient experience by providing a consistent and knowledgeable resource throughout the journey.

Health Canada requires clinics offering these programs to undergo inspection and licensing by the Ministry to ensure compliance with the Safety of Ova and Sperm Regulations. These Regulations came into effect in 2020. Markham Fertility Centre is approved by Health Canada and underwent inspection in 2022.

Below, are some things to consider when seeking a donor or surrogate to complete your family:

In addition to these five points, you may have specific questions based on your unique circumstances and preferences. Clear and open communication with your healthcare team and support staff is essential to address all your concerns and provide comprehensive guidance throughout the donor and surrogacy journey.

Whether you are the donor, surrogate, or intended parent(s), we provide you with dedicated and informed resources that efficiently guide you along the way.

Donor & Surrogacy Program

Sperm Donation

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Options for those using donor sperm including known donor and sperm from an approved sperm bank

Egg Donation

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Our egg donor program including options for known egg donor and frozen eggs from donor egg banks

Embryo Donation

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Overview of our unique embryo donation program outlining the steps and requirements

Gestational Surrogacy

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Options for using a gestational surrogate and the related steps

Your Donor & Surrogacy Team

Meet Stefanie and Carla, your dedicated nurses responsible for coordinating the donor and surrogacy (D&S) program at Markham Fertility Centre.  With their advanced understanding and passion in the areas of donor and surrogacy, they will undoubtedly play a crucial role in making your journey smoother and more efficient.

Stefanie joined us in 2020 and has a deep knowledge and expertise in the field of donor and surrogacy. Her passion for this area is sure to be reflected in the care and support she provides to you throughout your journey.

Carla joined us in 2022, bringing with her a wealth of experience in donor and surrogacy. Carla will add valuable insights and guidance to ensure your journey is as successful and stress-free as possible.

While Stefanie and Carla will coordinate your care, you will also meet Beth and Kathleen, who play an important role in coordinating your care along with our Genetic Counsellors, Diane and Marie.

Together, they form a strong team of professionals who are dedicated to assisting and supporting you in your donor or surrogacy journey. Their expertise and caring nature will be instrumental in providing you with the best possible experience during this important process.

Stephanie

Common Questions About Donor & Surrogacy

Clear and open communication with your healthcare team is essential to providing comprehensive guidance throughout the donor and surrogacy journey.