Embryo adoption is an amazing option to have available and may be the right route for you to take on your journey to having a baby. Depending on your situation, embryo adoption can give you the chance to experience the pregnancy and birth of your adopted child, or you can also have a gestational surrogate carry the pregnancy. We have vast experience in both of these types of embryo adoption and can walk you through the entire process, providing all the information you will need, including referrals to appropriate licensed professionals.
“When you’re pouring your money, your heart, and your soul into creating an embryo and creating a life, the last thing you want to think about is how you’re going to dispose of it,” says Anne Drapkin Lyerly, M.D., a professor at Duke University Medical Center. Until the storage fee comes due. At that point, couples generally have to choose among four options.
“I am so grateful to the two couples who donated their embryos and gave us our children. My only regret is that I never had the opportunity to thank them for our two miracles,” says Maggie. “However, both couples wrote the reasons they wanted to donate in their profiles and reading these gave us some insight into what they were like personally.”
Approximately 500 people responded which represents approximately .5 % of those who were eligible to take the survey. The questions below are those to which a large number of respondents answered incorrectly in our survey, indicating that there is confusion about these questions. The goal of this online tool is to provide additional information about embryo donation.
What should we do with the hundreds of thousands of frozen human embryos held in fertility clinics around the world? One solution would be adoption. Would such a course of action be moral? The leading thinkers in Catholic bioethics divide into two opposing camps in a great debate over biotechnology, sexuality, marriage, and the right to life.
Every day thousands of people struggling with infertility log on to message boards to get and give advice, make connections, and chat with others who can understand and sympathize with their feelings. When Susan Lindeman went online in the summer of 2002, however, she had no idea she would be changing her life forever or the lives of several other couples.
Current practice guidelines established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) limit the number of embryos that can be transferred to the uterus at any given time. Most couples participating in assisted reproductive technologies understand that it is sometimes necessary to freeze extra embryos for possible later use.
People who use in vitro fertilization to conceive children often have leftover embryos and must decide whether to store them, dispose of them or possibly donate them for research. Learn how these people can now make this decision in the privacy of their own homes — without any interaction with clinic personnel or scientists who might benefit from the research.