I first saw the advertisements about egg donation around my college campus and in the campus newspaper. Full-page flyers wallpapered the area near the dorms, with taglines like "Make up to $10,000 by helping a family achieve their dreams." They were always there, and they mostly just faded into the background. I thought it sounded like a cool thing to do - helping out a family - but never made any steps towards donating. At least, not until my friend decided to do it.
Watching her go through the donation process really made me want to do it, too. She got to meet the person she was donating to (a single woman trying to conceive) and walked away feeling like she made such a difference in that woman's life.
I've always had a soft spot for women dealing with infertility. My mom wasn't really a part of my life, and it seemed like this incredibly cruel twist of fate that there...
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