Starting the journey through an embryo adoption or donation program can be very exciting, but the financial component can take people by surprise. Adopting embryos does indeed have a cost, whether you are working with a private agency, a clinic donation program, or you are self-matching. The good news is that there are grants, scholarships, and loans out there that can help fund your fees for the adoption process, the fertility treatments, and both!
See below for our compiled list of grants and scholarships that can help you through your embryo adoption or donation journey!
This grant is awarded two times a year, between the amount of $2,000-$16,000. It can be applied to the embryo adoption process and it is open to all genders, singles, and same sex couples who are permanent residents of the U.S. A $50 application fee is required to apply—see their website for more information.
This grant is offered twice per year—spring and fall. Awards up to $10,000 per funded family to help with costs of medical infertility treatments. Applicants must have a diagnosis of infertility from their doctor and must be legal, permanent U.S. residents. A $50 application fee is required to apply—see their website for more information.
Footprints of Angels is a nonprofit organization supporting women impacted by recurrent miscarriages and infertility. This grant states it will cover the costs associated with third-party reproduction, which includes embryo donation and adoption. Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and have a diagnosis of infertility certified by a medical provider.
This grant can be applied to the embryo adoption process, FET expenses, and blood work and tests. It cannot be applied to expenses for travel or medication. The grant is available to couples who are married, legal residents of the U.S., and have been officially diagnosed with infertility by a medical professional. A $50 application fee is required to apply—see their website for more information.
Starfish Infertility Foundation is a nonprofit group committed to providing financial support for those struggling with infertility in the U.S. This grant awards the amount of up to $5,000 to couples who are uninsured for fertility treatments. The grant can be used toward fertility treatments at any fertility clinic that is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). A $50 application fee is required to apply—see their website for more information.
This grant helps couples and individuals struggling with infertility achieve their dreams of becoming parents through fertility assistance grants ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, available four times a year. This grant can be applied to embryo donation or adoption expenses. All applicants must be uninsured for fertility treatments, and treatments must occur at a fertility clinic that is a member of SART.
Obviously this is not an extensive list, but it is a great start to your research! You can also check with your embryo adoption or donation program to see if they have any in-house grants or scholarships you can apply for.
To learn more about embryo adoption and donation, visit EmbryoAdoption.org.