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Delivering Babies from Heaven

Since 1991

We are known as the Gold Standard for egg donation, representing the brightest, most beautiful, kindhearted and accomplished SuperDonors in the world.

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Our surrogacy agency is among the oldest and most respected in the world. Our highly qualified gestational surrogate mothers all reside within the state of California.

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Extremely Rewarding emotionally and financially. Our Donors are Angels who earn their wings by joining our family of SuperDonors at the most prestigious program in the country.

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Mission Statement

“The Egg Donor Program and The Surrogacy Program were founded in 1991 by Shelley Smith, a licensed Marriage Family Therapist who is herself a mother of twins conceived through ovum donation. We are personally committed to your needs with an experienced and caring staff. From your initial consultation to ovum retrieval and beyond, we are here to answer your questions, offer solutions, and would consider it an honor to help facilitate your dreams of creating a family.”

Mission Statement

“The Egg Donor Program and The Surrogacy Program were founded in 1991 by Shelley Smith, a licensed Marriage Family Therapist who is herself a mother of twins conceived through ovum donation. We are personally committed to your needs with an experienced and caring staff. From your initial consultation to ovum retrieval and beyond, we are here to answer your questions, offer solutions, and would consider it an honor to help facilitate your dreams of creating a family.”

How we are different

Why we are the best in our industry…

OUR HISTORY

The Egg Donor Program was founded in 1991 and was the first independent egg donor agency of its kind anywhere in the world. Its founder Shelley Smith: actress, model, and licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor is herself the mother of twins through egg donation. We are noteworthy for our high standards of egg donor qualifications and our outstanding egg donor database.  Our global Egg Donation and Surrogacy programs are unique and respected throughout the world.

THE EXPERIENCE

We are personally committed to your needs with an experienced, responsive and caring staff. From your initial consultation to ovum retrieval, embryo transfer and beyond, we are here to answer your questions, offer solutions, and would consider it an honor to help facilitate your dreams of creating a family.

OUR QUALITY

As the industry’s Gold Standard we provide the best egg donor and surrogate candidates in the nation to help loving recipients on their paths to parenthood. Our prime location in California provides us with the best candidate pool in the world for Donor and Surrogate Angels in a location with favorable laws.

Featured Donor Angels

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Donor #1906 Premier 

Actress,  Writer, Cum Laude Graduate

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Donor #1133 Premier

Master’s degree in Psychology, PhD in human and social services. Impressive athlete.

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Donor #1790 Premier

Almost perfect SAT scores, Biomedical Engineering degree, PhD Candidate, 100% Chinese heritage

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Donor #1456 Premier & Frozen

Superstar at soccer. High test scores. Graduate of prestigious university.

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Building Families Through Egg Donation

We are looking forward to helping you start your family with one of our egg donors, whether you are our California neighbor or Out of Town Recipient looking for an egg donor. If you are coming from across the country or across the world, we welcome you to Los Angeles, the Egg Donation Capital of the world. We have California egg donors and egg donor angels located throughout the United States.

Our Success Stories

     As a potential egg donor or recipient you’d be crazy to go anywhere else. On your journey to start a family, become a part of the already large but ever-growing, loving family at Shelley Smith’s Office!    
     I was matched with the perfect family and we clicked right away … almost like we were meant to find each other. I 100% made the right choice going with The Surrogacy Program with Shelley Smith. Her office is NOT a factory but a FAMILY! They were with me every step of the way and the entire staff was super supportive and helpful.    
     Shelley brought such a sense of contentment to my family because we knew that she was always watching out for us. Shelley is truly gifted at what she does and is definitely fulfilling her calling in life. We count ourselves lucky to know her and to have her be a special part of our lives. I cannot thank her enough for her support, guidance, humor, and love these last several months.    
     Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done to help us. We feel like we have been on an incredible journey with you. There have been devastating highs and devastating lows, but throughout it all, you have been constant in your optimism, support and loving care for us and our wonderful donors. We thank you so much for this last cycle, which we have only been able to do thanks to your generosity and compassion.    
     We would like to thank you for all of the encouragement and support that you have given us, and for leading us to our surrogate. We could not have wished for a more perfect ‘angel’. You have given a window of hope which was not available to us in England and you have made a difficult journey very smooth with your thoughtfulness and efficiency. With love and admiration for all your wonderful work.    
     Just look at my beautiful girls! They are the joy of my life and complete my world more than words can say! Thank you so very much from the depths of my heart. I think of you every day and will always remember the generosity of our surrogate. I hope you can remind her of how much we love her.    
     How lovely to hear from you. Yes – both babies born, healthy & beautiful at over 6lb each (great for twins). We are overjoyed, overworked, over-excited and all the rest!Please pass on how much joy is in our home and for our parents too – who are now grandparents later in life than they could have hoped. I think of our Donor Angel often – and her lovely, gentle, determined nature. I sincerely hope our children evolve to have something of her in their manner. It is still absolutely true to say that we consider her often, and always with sincere gratitude in our heart. And my thanks too to all at The Egg Donor Program, especially yourself, who helped to make this possible. Your agency so clearly stood out from the rest, no merely for the standard of donors, but also the care and respect with which you dealt with prospective parents.    
     We had a wonderful experience and would have to say without a doubt that your agency had the best staff and service levels. From the beginning we were treated with respect and confidentiality, making us feel like we were the only client you were dealing with, which we knew was not the case. Each staff member that we came in contact with was courteous, thorough, and friendly, while also processing our paperwork and requests promptly. Overall the process went very smoothly and you and your staff made us feel like we were a member of your family.    
     We were told your name several years ago after yet another failed cycle. We took note of it, but didn’t pay much attention. Then of course, as the years passed, you were once again brought to our attention. What we didn’t know when we were told your name was “who you were.” We didn’t know the passion and professionalism and compassion with which you pursued your calling. We do now. When we were talking with one of the nurses at HRC about you, extolling your virtues, your grace and beauty and passion, she smiled and said, “Oh yes. Shelley Smith is a lioness!” A lioness, indeed.    
     Thank you, Shelley. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.    

Our Surrogacy Program

Our Surrogacy agency is among the oldest and most respected of its kind. Our highly qualified gestational surrogate mothers all reside within the state of California and we provide excellent matches. We are the premiere agency in the United States, having coordinated and facilitated the journeys of couples wishing to build their families for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on the level of service that we provide our intended parents and the special relationships we maintain with our wonderful surrogate moms. Our extraordinary surrogates are rewarded for their amazing gifts of life with the deepest respect and personal care.

Proudly building families all over the world for more than half a century

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Our Family of Donor Angels

Shawna
Beinwpg an egg donor is something that I will take with me through the rest of my life. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity to help couples realize their dream of bringing a life into this world. Shelley and her ladies have become like a family to me and it has been an absolute honor to be a part of this incredible journey.
-Our Donor S. #1001
Taylor
As a first time egg donor the staff at The Egg Donation Program made me feel like part of the family. Even with all the ladies more than 3,000 miles away, I never felt alone. To them I say THANK YOU! As a potential egg donor or recipient you’d be crazy to go anywhere else. On your journey to start a family, become a part of the already large but ever-growing, loving family at Shelley Smith’s Office! Life, Love, Laughter, Taylor.
- Our Donor T. #1596
Ardashia
The first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night are those faces of my beautiful babies. And the thought of me being able to bless a family with the same wonderful feeling that I have everyday, keeps me going.
- Our Donor A. #775
Kim
It has been more than 18 years since my first donation, and I see things so differently now than I did then. Little did I know this would be the greatest, most selfless thing I would ever do. Not wanting kids of my own I feel comfort in the fact that I have done my part and in doing so I have also made myself whole. I always said I wanted to leave this world having made a difference in at least one person’s life, and being a writer I inevitably thought it would be through some profound story I wrote. But I realize now that I have already accomplished that goal.
- Our Donor K.
Melissa
Becoming an egg donor has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me! Everyone at The Egg Donor Program made me feel incredibly comfortable and special during the entire process. The joy and happiness I get from being a donor is indescribable. I cannot wait to find more families to help!
- Our Donor M. # 1850
Stephanie
You truly and sincerely don’t realize how meaningful and heartfelt this process is until the first time your recipients thank you for giving them the gift of a lifetime. It truly is a miracle.
- Our Donor S. #1508
Emily
Working with the egg donor program was one of the best decisions I have ever made; never in my life have I met such kind and caring people. I can only hope to be able to continue to help others through their program. I don’t have words to express how truly grateful I am to be a part of such an incredible and fulfilling experience.
- Our Donor E. #1259
sylvie
I am truly touched by donating and the journey to parenthood. I can only imagine how terrible it must be to go through so much disappointment. It breaks my heart. I am so very thankful to have my little one and I wish with all my heart that I can help fulfill parent’s dreams. Thank you so much for the lovely gifts. I love them!
- Our Donor S. #1110
Lauren
It is an overwhelming and great feeling to know that I’ve been able to help other couples achieve what I have, I am also very grateful that I am able to do so. I have enjoyed working with The Egg Donor Program throughout the past 2+ years; all of you have been nothing short of wonderful. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help other people, I look forward to working with The Egg Donor Program again!
- Our Donor L. #1197
Grace
Being part of The Egg Donor Program has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done. The Egg Donor Program team is incredible and they really make sure all your wants and needs are fulfilled. They are also there to support and make sure that no questions are left unanswered. Being able to help a couple bring a baby into their world is such an amazing opportunity for me. Thank you to Shelley and her team for letting me be a part of such an amazing journey!
- Our Donor G. #808
Olena
It has been a wonderful experience working with the Egg Donor Program! When joining the program, what was important was the professionalism and integrity of the team. However, as the time progressed, I was also really impressed by the support, consistent communication and warmth of Shelley Smith and my cycle coordinator Christi. They made me feel cared for and genuinely appreciated at all times. I’d recommend the Egg Donor Program to anyone. Thank you so much!!
- Our Donor O. #1525
Anisa
The donating procedure can seem intimidating if you’ve never previously donated; however, the satisfaction you receive from giving the gift of life to a deserving couple is worth every moment. The changes your body go through are very minor and I was surprised at how simple the process. I was also fortunate to be a part of a very supportive and caring donation agency, which really makes a difference
- Our Donor A. #1056
Y
Thank you so much for your kind words and generous gifts. It means the world to me that these children will have the love, support, and opportunities that I did not. I am so honored that you chose me to help grow families and I wish your family all the best.
- Our Donor Y. #1696
Ellen
I could not imagine a better team than the one at The Egg Donor Program. From the very beginning, they made the complex process of donating easy to understand and rewarding. I have always felt so supported by their dedication to helping donors and recipients move through an exciting, and challenging, part of their lives, and would recommend them to anyone. They truly work to take care of their donors, removing the stress of coordinating the logistics so that we can instead focus on what’s really important–the amazing decision to help others start a family.
- Our Donor E. #1251
Eve
When I decided to be an egg donor, I could never have imagined how truly beautiful and tremendously significant the that each cycle has been so extraordinary because of the wonderful staff at Shelley Smith’s agency. When I initially decided to be a donor, I looked at several agencies. But the warmth and sensitivity combined with the professionalism and clear capability of Shelley Smith’s office made the choice an easy one. Their sincerity in spirit and exceptional skill reaffirms every day my decision to be a donor. From the bottom of my overflowing heart, thank you!
- Our Donor E. #1906