Egg Factor is a ground breaking docu-series being produced to shed some much needed light on the world of infertility & egg donation. A world which exists below the radar of most yet contains the hopes and dreams of many. Hopes of becoming a parent and dreams of forming a family, what most people feel automatically entitled to – those whose hopes are forsaken feel isolated in this world, robbed of procreating; this very basic rite of our human experience. To have reached this point, the majority have already been through rigorous cycles of IVF, failed pregnancies and years of living in a constant state of emotional and physical agony. Yet, beyond all the pain, they seem to see the light once again and with the incredible generosity of egg donors, these hopes and dreams can become a reality.
Through documenting these incredible stories, the producers of this docu-series seeks to raise awareness, and share valuable insight so the general public as well as the many going through infertility can understand and accept their options. They want to also reveal the myth behind the egg donors, their motivation and sacrifice as they go through this journey.
As film makers and producers, they are aware of what sells and they decided early on not to sell out. Their commitment is steadfast and genuine. Clearly, they have demonstrated that they are aware of the sensitivity of this topic and have a very caring and capable team producing this series.
The behind the scenes team consists of women who’ve been donors themselves, women who’ve gone through multiple IVF cycles, women who’ve used egg donors to become pregnant, and even women who’ve had accidental pregnancies the old fashion way… And of course the men who’ve supported us all through thick and thin and continue to do so along with the doctor who has made it all possible.
Dr. Vic Sahakian, Medical Director of Pacific Fertility Center LA is the main physician for Egg Factor. Dr. Sahakian specializes in treating patients with advanced maternal age including postmenopausal women seeking infertility treatment through egg donation. He is responsible for the oldest woman on record to have given birth at the age of 67.
And here comes the most exciting part of all, if you are seeking egg donation:
Dr. Sahakian has generously agreed to reduce his fee by 75% for participating intended parents willing to share their experience.
Gifted Journeys is the donor agency for Egg Factor. www.giftedjourneys.com
Wendie Wilson-Miller, the Founder and CEO of Gifted Journeys is also a founding member of Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) and the co-author of the book The Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation: A Compassionate and Comprehensive Guide for all Parents-to-Be.
Wendie has been a multiple egg donor herself, and is now thrilled to share her life with her husband and 18 month old son.
Gifted journeys believes that love- not marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic background or finances – is what truly makes a family.They donate a large portion of profits to several charitable organizations as well as offer discounts to cancer survivors, teachers and those who work as police, firemen or military. In support of Egg Factor, they’ll be waiving their entire agency fee for participating prospective parents willing to share their journeys with others.
In short, Egg Factor is a passion project for all involved & at PFC LA, we are confident it will be a fantastic journey for the participants to have this very unique part of their lives be documented.
They are seeking families of all types — traditional couples and LGBT families, as well as single parents — to participate in sharing the ups and downs and ins and outs of the egg donation process from start to finish.
* Substantially reduced medical costs (up to 75%)
* Waived agency fees
* Discounted pharmaceuticals
Will be offered to participating prospective parents.
Certain procedures and donor fees will still need to be payed, so only serious intended parents in pursuit of a real opportunity must apply.
Please send a cover letter with your story,
Your specific problems and needs,
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Egg Factor is a docu-series that will crack open the world of Egg Donation and shed light on this taboo subject by putting real human faces to incredible stories while raising the ethical bar of genetic science, physical biology and the relentless nature of the human spirit which will soar beyond all challenges to create a family.