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Gail Sexton Anderson

San Rafael, California
Gail Sexton Anderson, Ed.M., has dedicated her career to helping intended parents from all walks of life to build families. She founded Donor Concierge as a compassionate approach to helping intended parents sort through the gauntlet of egg donor and surrogacy options. Gail has developed working... Full Bio
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What do Egg Donor Agencies Screen For? by Gail Sexton Anderson Ed.M. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility “What do agencies screen for?” Keep in mind that egg donor agencies are not medical institutions. They don’t have a medical director, medical staff, or a lab where they ca ... Read on »
The Egg Donor Waiting List: Family Deferred by Gail Sexton Anderson, Ed. M. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I have had the privilege of helping many intended parents through the pitfalls of third-party fertility and into a successful pregnancy. One of those pitfalls is the egg do ... Read on »
John NYC by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I wanted to thank you again for your help in finding a donor and a surrogate.  So far, everything is going as well as I could have hoped.  We’re halfway through the pregnanc ... Read on »
It’s Complicated; It’s Uncomfortable; It’s Doable; It’s... by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility So you are the parent of a terrific, wonderful, practically perfect in every way child brought to you by the wonders of third party reproduction. Read on »
Top Ten Tips for Telling Children About Donor Egg, Sperm, and Embryo by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Telling is a process, not a one- or even two-time event. You start simple laying the groundwork and add detail as your child ages. Read on »
Egg Donors and Surrogacy: A New Philosophy on Family Building by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Having been intimately involved in third party fertility since 1998, I find I am teaching intended parents a new philosophy on how to think about building their families. Read on »
Donor Concierge and Chinese Fertility Patients by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Part of my goal for Donor Concierge was to offer cultural sensitivity and understanding to our clients. When I began my career in working with international intended parent ... Read on »
Women in Asia largely ignorant, fatalistic, about fertility by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Women in Asia are largely ignorant about fertility problems and tend to blame their failure to conceive on "God's will" and bad luck, a survey has found. Read on »
What makes Donor Concierge Egg Donor Search and Consulting Services Unique? by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The greatest value we offer is that we help intended parents to process their emotions and guide them through the monumental event of selecting the right egg donor candidate ... Read on »
Building a Relationship with your Surrogate by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For most, working with a surrogate is new and uncharted territory and the cost of working with one is substantial. It’s normal to focus on the financial and ‘business’ aspec ... Read on »
The Perfect can be the Enemy of the Good in Egg Donation by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’ve helped hundreds of intended parents find egg donors and surrogates over the past 16 years, I can find just about anything an intended parent might want in an egg donor ... Read on »
Ideal Age of an Ovum Donor by Gail Sexton Anderson by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The American Society of Reproductive Medicine guidelines state donors should be at least 21 years of age and can be up to 34 years of age. Very few REs will approve an egg ... Read on »
Sacha, an MD in search of an Egg Donor by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility We wanted to find a donor who looks similar to me physically, came from a good family and was academically gifted (I am an MD). I was registered to multiple donor databases ... Read on »
How to Find the Right Surrogate Quickly by Gail Sexton Anderson, Ed.M. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The best way to find a viable surrogate (a gestational carrier) is to work with someone who knows how and where to find them. We preview surrogates so you know if an agency ... Read on »
How to Find an Egg Donor by Gail Sexton Anderson, Ed.M. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Donor Concierge is expert at finding hard-to-find egg donors.  With access to the databases of more than 70 egg donor agencies across the country, we can help intended paren ... Read on »
Fertility Diet And The Journey To Our Second Child by Cindy Bailey author of The Fertile Kitchen by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility When Julien was almost a year old, we tried (in earnest) again to conceive. By then I was 42 years old and my FSH had risen even more (to 16; the normal is below 10), tellin ... Read on »
The Greatest Gift: Lacey Part II by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Even before I heard the happy news that my first donation had resulted in a healthy twin pregnancy, my agency called to tell me that there were other couples interested in s ... Read on »
The Myth of the Ivy League Egg Donor by Gail Sexton Anderson Ed.M. by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The bottom line is that while on occasion one may find a donor who has amazing SAT scores and is attending a Top 100 university, they are few and far between. What you can ... Read on »
Kim, Los Angeles by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Gail, thank you for sending me your email.  It is indeed very informative and clear cut.  I am glad you are available to help me with my search process.  By the way, your ar ... Read on »
Shannon, San Francisco by Gail Sexton Anderson Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I wanted to let you know that things are going very well with our donor.   In fact, the timing worked out great and we’re scheduled for a transfer in 6 weeks!  I feel much b ... Read on »