June 22, 2010 — In this recession, more young American women are choosing to sell their eggs to help couples with fertility problems have a family. Women can make anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 through egg donation. The process isn't simple though, only 20% of the women who apply to be egg donors through Egg Donor Surrogacy USA, an egg donor agency near Washington DC, are selected to be part of their donor database. Intended parents can choose an egg donor based on their physical traits, academic achievements and health records. Certain donors can make more money on their eggs if their ethnicity is particularly difficult to find in the database.