Thank you for your response! Our clinic is pushing us to go with an outside agency because we'll have more options, but it will add another $6K to our costs and we may not be able to afford it. I'm just nervous about jumping in with the first donor we get, since we've never done this before. Another question - what exactly is a proven donor? A donor who's eggs have resulted in successful pregnancy for the recipient? Or would a donor also be "proven" if she had had her own successful pregnancies/children? The few donors we have been able to consider have not donated before but a couple have had pregnancies and/or live births of their own.