Leading ababySA in a calm and professional manner, Lara Payne loves what she does. She is compassionate, has patience and – above all – cares deeply for her business. “There are very few jobs where the effort you put in is rewarded in such an empathetic way,” she says. “When I first worked with infertile couples, I was quick to realise the weight of hope that I was serving every day. But with success comes enormous satisfaction and I wouldn’t want to do anything else!”
A mother of 2 rambunctious boys, Lara describes herself as “focused and detailed”. She looks forward to your shared goal of a successful pregnancy.
When asked about her company, she says: “The ababySA dandelion stands for all that is good in our worldwide egg donation program. We care about one thing only – professional services to the special groups with whom we work: Recipients, Egg Donors and Clinics. We have plenty of experience in managing the process of Egg Donation and – at the end of the day – it’s all about a successful pregnancy. It’s about you, not us.”
As a mother of 3 grown children (one of whom is a registered midwife), Gillian has deep experience in parenting and the passage of pregnancies, allowing her to understand the incredible journeys of our recipient couples.
Responsible for the critical (and demanding) job of pre-screening and preparing our wonderful Egg Donors for selection, she admires their altruism: “The amazing women with whom I work often tell incredible stories of how they have come to care so much. They are a personal army in the battle against infertility; often mothers, always special people who simply care and want to help other women. It’s truly humbling.”
While gently insistent, Gillian has great respect for the unique situation of every prospective Donor, which reflects in the quality of the amazing women she provides to ababySA. And her own experience as a caring mother helps to build fantastic working relationships every day. “I really enjoy the contact with these wonderful young women. They actually inspire me with their stories and kindness – what a beautiful thing to do”, says Gillian.
Behind the scenes, Christina Jones is the perfect administrator. She’s analytical, thorough and methodical (and quite obsessed with driving deadlines!) She says: “I like doing all the back-office support; drawing all the threads together so we work with happy donors, content recipients and smiling doctors.”
When pressed, she will admit that she is a qualified solicitor in the United Kingdom, but “has decided to follow her heart and give back in a way that rewards her at the end of each working day”. She has travelled extensively and is particularly fond of Singapore, coming out with startling Singlish or Mandarin phrases to suit the occasion from time-to-time – depending on what is on her desk!
But there is an elemental draw to this beautiful country, as well. “Can you think of a more beautiful place to do something you love?” she asks. “Working at ababySA gives me a strong sense of worth and admiration for the incredible women and their partners with whom we work.”
Nqabisa Beauty Mbana is focused on finding and pre-qualifying the best Egg Donors for our select program. Her ability to network and an active lifestyle means she has plenty of opportunity to discuss this special experience with some great people.
“As a mother of two youngsters, I know the joy that kids bring,” she says, “and it’s special to be able to engage with new friends in such a positive and meaningful way! It’s amazing how, once we get chatting about fertility, women connect on this elemental level and how interesting and individual they all are. I love it!”
Beauty is a professional marketer and particularly appreciates the core values of ababySA and what the company does: “It’s very different promoting something that brings hope and real joy to people,” she says. “How can you not be drawn to an opportunity like this?”
“Dandelions thrive under the most adverse conditions”
Future parents, Recipients, you are at the right place. We understand the path you have travelled and will work with you in an empathetic and collaborative manner to produce positive results.
Whether you are using our unique, secure system (the most competent and non-intrusive secure egg donor database in existence) or actually going through the IVF cycle with one of our high-quality,properly screened donors, we respect your journey and look forward to your pregnancy.
As an Egg Donor you will join our team of special people, all local, all carefully selected to make sure that our Recipients have the best possible chance of achieving their dream of a family. You will share in a wonderful interactive process where you are truly appreciated: we support you with psychological and legal services, education and co-ordination of the Egg Donor cycle.
When you’re one of us, you are supported. Properly.
We work with the best, result-driven Clinics in South Africa. You will meet driven medical professionals who can help, specialists with experience and a shared passion to make you parents, while recognising the tremendous gift made by our Egg Donors. We supply high-quality donors and coordination services, the Clinics concentrate on reproductive medicine.
“The weight of a wish of love and of hope.”
We want, manage and support committed, high-quality Donors; we provide these special people to Recipients with empathy and an understanding of their special circumstances and we support busy Clinics with properly screened, responsible and committed people.
For us, it’s all about results. For you, it’s all about results. That’s what we call a successful match.
- ababySA is not a medical facility. We are supported by South Africa’s best Fertility Clinics and subscribe fully to and are accredited by the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecological Endoscopy Regulations (SASREG).
- Find our accreditation here.
- We comply with all the legal, financial and ethical laws of the Republic of South Africa: Our Southern African Promotion to Access of Information Act of 2000 (PAIA) manuals are with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and may be reviewed on request. For information on any statutory affiliations, please contact us here.
- ababySA runs an affordable program. Great service and properly-screened Donors make an unbeatable offering aimed at getting results for future parents.
- ababySA works in confidence, with respect for the trust you have placed in us, whether Recipient, Donor or Clinic. Our anonymous service is guided by our ethics.