How to Start the Embryo Adoption Discussion

Maybe you’ve been searching for alternative family building methods for a long time. Or maybe you heard about embryo adoption and something about it feels right. Whatever your reasons, bringing up the topic of embryo adoption to your partner for the first time can feel a little intimidating. What will they think about adopting another couple’s embryos? How will they feel about going through a pregnancy with an adopted child? Here are a few tips to make your first discussion about embryo adoption a healthy, productive one:

  1. Educate yourself first. Your partner is probably going to have a lot of questions about the cost, the safety, and the process of embryo adoption itself. Take time to educate yourself and be prepared to answer their questions. A great place to start is the FAQs sections on our website.
  2. Research together. If they ask a question that you don’t know the answer to, tell them that you can find that information out together. The EmbryoAdoption.org website is packed with information, but if you can’t find your answers there, you can call 970-663-6799 and speak with an embryo adoption expert directly.
  3. Give them time. Don’t expect them to be 100% on board with the idea in the first discussion. Give them some time to think about it, do their own research and reading, and set a time to talk about it again in a couple days. This will give them time to consider it without the pressure of making a decision right there and then.
Bringing up the idea of embryo adoption is a big first step, but it could be the first step you take to welcoming a baby into your lives. Learn more about embryo adoption and get information for your partner at www.embryoadoption.org.

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