Eggs Going For $100k
Fertility industry experts say there is a high demand for Asian and Jewish eggs due to cultural values. If a woman is infertile, they say, many Asian couples would prefer to use the husband’s sperm with a donor’s egg to conceive a child that carries at least half of the couple’s genetic identity than to adopt a baby from other parents.
For Jewish couples, many of whom put off having kids to pursue higher education or careers, clinic operators say. According to a report from the United Jewish Communities, half of Jewish American women have college degrees and 21% have graduate degrees. They tend to marry later, the survey says, and have lower fertility rates.
Fox, who is biracial, has had numerous offers from wealthy individuals to buy her eggs. Some are going upward of $100,000.
“It started off as a joke. My friend posted a listing on her Ebay account with a link to my Instagram. The price kept shooting up, and eventually passed 100k. That’s when we had to take it down. Even then people would still solicit me online and ask if I still had any eggs for sale”.
Fox, who recently received the coveted blue checkmark on her TikTok profile, plans to document her IVF journeys on the world’s fastest growing social media platform to bring further awareness.