Next time you are with your friends or family, mention the term "Embryo Adoption" and see if they look at you like you're speaking a foreign language.
Or, perhaps, they just might have some idea what you're talking about. If nothing else, they've probably heard of embryos, right?
More and more Americans are hearing about the adoption alternative known as Embryo Donation and Adoption. This alternative allows an "adoptive" family to experience the joy of pregnancy and give birth to their adopted child.
Just a decade ago, Embryo Adoption was a relatively unknown commodity in the realms of adoption and infertility. Only two or three organizations in the entire country offered Embryo Adoption services.
But today, Embryo Adoption is one of the fastest-growing alternatives in adoption. At least nine programs across the country now offer Embryo Adoption Services. These programs, in order of length of existence, are:
- Snowflakes Embryo Adoptions
- Embryos Alive
- National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC)
- Bethany Christian Services
- Adoption and Fertility Resources
- Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park
- Crystal Angels Embryo Adoption Services
- Heartbeats Embryo Placement
- Adoption Center For Family Building
Each offers different services and styles. Some work nationally, while others serve a more local or regional population. Some require home studies, while others do not.
To research more about all of these programs (and find contact information), visit the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center's Embryo Adoption Agency providers.
Other signs of the increase in interest surrounding Embryo Adoption are everywhere, including on the front page of some of the nation's biggest newspapers.
You could say Embryo Adoption, in its "infancy" stage not that long ago, is beginning to grow up in America.
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