3 Common Myths About Embryo Adoption--And What’s Really True

Embryo adoption has been around for more than a decade now, but there are still so many myths surrounding the process. Let’s take a look at three common myths about embryo adoption--and the truth behind them.

Myth #1: Thawed embryos have a higher chance of being deformed or having special needs.
When embryos are frozen, it essentially hits the pause button on development. Once they are thawed, development picks up where it left off. If an embryo was viable when it was frozen, there is no reason that will change during the thawing process. In fact, researchers have found that children born from frozen embryos are actually more confident than their peers.

Myth #2: You have to be religious to adopt an embryo.
While there are many faith-based organization in the United States who help facilitate the embryo adoption process, it is not a requirement that you believe what they believe. There are non-faith-based programs out there for embryo adoption, too.

Myth #3: Families who donate embryos receive compensation.
The families who donate their remaining embryos from IVF treatments are not compensated in any way. Most of these couple are simply done building their families, but don’t want to have their embryos destroyed. They understand what it is like to struggle with infertility, and want to give another couple the chance to create a family.

Want to learn more about embryo adoption? Go to www.embryoadoption.org. You’ll get all the facts about embryo adoption and donation and can learn more about how you can give birth to your adopted child.

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