Why choose embryo adoption through an agency vs. embryo donation through a clinic?
We often hear that question. People who are inquiring about placing or adopting embryos for achieving a pregnancy are often confused about using an embryo adoption agency or a fertility clinic. After you read through this list, call us. Our knowledgeable staff will listen and answer your questions about placement or adoption.
- Embryo adoption has been around for over 20 years and was first established in 1997 to assist families with remaining embryos select an adopting family for them.
- Embryo adoption provides a positive option for adoption an infant and a shorter timeline.
- Embryo adoption is frequently less expensive than IVF and is definitely less expensive if you have to purchase human eggs to create embryos.
- An adoption agency will encourage open communications between placing and adopting families.
- Children born from the use of donor embryos have a basic human right to know about their origins. Agencies encourage privacy, clinics encourage secrecy.
- Agencies help families connect with one another helping them leave a legacy to their children.
- There are over 1,000,000 embryos already created in frozen storage in the U.S. Eight to ten percent of them will be donated for reproduction.
- Most agencies are adept at following FDA rules and regulations for embryo placement.
- Adopting families are all evaluated by a rigorous home study process when using an adoption agency, giving peace of mind to the donor family regarding the types of families they are choosing from.
- Agencies that require the collection of medical records add to the security of the placement.
- A reputable adoption agency will assist you in identification and completion all necessary documents to keep you moving forward.
- An agency will provide assistance with legal contracts between the donor and adopter.
- Fertility clinic programs are often only anonymous to both the donor and the recipient, it is a medical procedure, not an embryo adoption.
- A best practice of an adoption agency is to maintain a permanent record of the placement/adoption.
- Many clinic physicians and medical staff refer both placing and adopting families to reputable agencies.
For more information on embryo adoption agencies, give us a call at 970-663-6799 or visit EmbryoAdoption.org.