Embryo Donation: Is 2016 the year you give the gift of life?

For many families who have used in vitro fertilization, there is a nagging thought at the back of their mind: what are we going to do with our remaining embryos? That nagging thought usually comes to the forefront of your mind when you get a bill from your embryo storage facility, asking if you’d like to renew. In a survey done by University of California in San Francisco, 72% of couples are unsure about what to do with their remaining embryos. If you’ve been facing this question for a while now, it may be time to finally decide what you want to do with your remaining embryos.

You have several options for your leftover embryos, including:

  • Allowing the clinic to discard them
  • Donating them to science for research
  • Keeping them frozen indefinitely
  • Donating them to another couple
Embryo donation is the only life-affirming choice for your leftover embryos. This options gives another family the chance to become parents using the embryos that you created. When you work with an embryo adoption agency, you’ll have a chance to help choose the family for your remaining embryos and stay in contact with them through an open adoption arrangement. You’ll see your remaining embryos grow into children, having the life that you created them to have.
Don’t let another year go by without making a decision for your remaining embryos. Make this the year that you give another family the gift of life. You can learn more about embryo donation and the options you have for your remaining embryos by visiting www.embryoadoption.org.

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