Third Party Program (IVF)

Third Party Reproduction involves the use of another person either known or anonymous to assist a person or couple in achieving pregnancy. The most common ways this occurs is as follows:

  • Egg Donation
  • Sperm Donation
  • IVF with a Gestational Carrier
  • Traditional surrogacy
  • Adoption

At Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center we offer Egg Donation and InVitro Fertilization (IVF) with a Gestational Carrier as ways to achieve pregnancy. We have one of the largest programs in the Bay Area. We work with donor agencies to help you identify the donor (anonymous donor) who will best suit your needs and/or with someone who is known to you (known donor) prior to starting your treatment (e.g. sister, cousin or friend). The same is true of our Gestational Carrier program.

We do not offer Traditional Surrogacy (the person providing the eggs also carries the baby) or adoption services. While we do not provide adoption services, our Emotional Support program provides help and support to couples interested in this option.

The Third Party IVF Program is available at the following location:

For Patients

Call us to schedule a new patient appointment. If you are already an established patient, you will still need to call and schedule an appointment for a consultation with the doctor to discuss your donor egg cycle or gestational carrier cycle. 


Bring or mail all prior medical records with you to your appointment.  You can request these records using the Medical Records Release Form.

Stanford IVF/Donor Program
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

If you have infertility benefits under your plan, you may want to verify with your insurance if donors or gestational carriers are covered.

Call us to make an appointment


For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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