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Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, was created to provide an informational and supportive environment where parents and parents-to-be can learn and share information about all facets of the egg donation process.

Our mission is to educate, support, and empower families and individuals at any stage of the process who choose to use egg donation to build a family. We share information about agencies, legal and medical professionals, treatment centers, mental health therapists, pharmaceutical companies, and other resources.

PVED is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Scappoose, Oregon

This site contains a wide variety of information and ideas to help you in your family-building journey. If you can't find what you are looking for, our listserves can link you to others who may have had similar experiences and are happy to share their knowledge.

 

Marna Gatlin, Founder, CEO
History of PVED

After many years of struggling with infertility, PVED's founder, Marna Gatlin, discovered that the technology to have a child through egg donation was available. She was curious, excited, and above all, hopeful that this process might be the conduit to finally achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a parent.

As Marna began her quest to learn about egg donation, she was frustrated by the lack of information available about this particular assisted reproduction technology. Marna wanted education and support, but she was unable to find it.

Marna decided to create an organization that would embrace every parent who had chosen egg donation to grow their family. She wanted to welcome traditional parents, single mothers and fathers, and gay and lesbian couples into a warm community of intended parents. Many of these individuals didn't feel they had the means to receive support, get educated, become empowered, or have a voice. Often they felt isolated.

Marna's vision was to create a global resource for unbiased, timely, and accurate information about egg donation, eliminating the need to search far and wide for answers. Today, PVED is home to thousands of members who share emotional support, as well as clinic, donor agency, medication, mental health, and other information about egg donation on a daily basis.

PVED is not affiliated with any IVF clinic, embryo donation agency, independent egg broker, or law practice. PVED is an independent non-profit organization.


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