I just saw Les Mis for the 400th time, and I couldn’t help thinking about poor Fantine as I read a report this morning that found a 30% increase in the number of women selling their eggs. If only Fantine had lived in current times, she could have sold her eggs instead of her body, and easily supported Cosette on the $7000 or so she would earn from each donation. If she were willing to serve as a surrogate, she could take down upwards of $30,000.
According to fertility specialists, egg donation is a relatively easy, painless process that lasts approximately three weeks.
Still, it’s not for everybody. Some women feel uncomfortable with the idea they may have children they’ve never met out in the world somewhere.
But the money is compelling. And if you meet the particular religious, physical, or educational requirements some recepients are looking for, you might earn $10,000 or more.
Have you ever sold your eggs, or would you ever consider it?