Embryo adoption is a beautiful way for adoption-hearted families to bring a child or children into their home by providing them with an opportunity for life.
Requiring a pre-adoption assessment as part of the embryo adoption process follows the best practices of adoption. Part of this home study or family evaluation process is the home visit.
Whether you want to donate your remaining embryos or receive embryos to grow your family, you may encounter several misconceptions surrounding these opportunities.
Let’s be frank: fertility treatments are expensive! Moreover, with the rise in costs due to inflation, they are not going to be getting lower any time soon.
Louise Brown was the first baby born who was conceived outside of the body. In July 2023, and over eight million babies have been born using IVF. In 2019, it was estimated that 2.5 million IVF cycles are performed annually, resulting in a whopping half-million babies.
Months, or even a year or two goes by and there still has not been any potential matches for your embryos. It is easy to get discouraged at this point, but there are some practical steps to take to find your match quicker.
For couples who are considering using donor sperm to create embryos, there are a unique set of challenges. Setting aside the complex physical and logistical considerations, the emotional terrain alone can be overwhelming.
Legally, since the embryos are considered property, you are completing a legal transfer of ownership. Understanding this difference is imperative to understanding the need for legally binding contracts.
In late May, the Vatican released a document called The Family Global Compact. This document is an initiative of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences and the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. It was accompanied by message from Pope Francis.
“It was a painful choice to make at the time. However, embryo donation continues to be one of the best choices I have ever made in my life.”
Some embryo adoption programs are able to coordinate the shipment of embryos to the clinic of your choice or to a facility, with whom they have an established relationship. You may be thinking, “Embryos are fragile! Is it safe to ship them from one IVF lab to another?”
Difficult emotions that are associated with male-factor infertility may seem impossible to overcome, it does not have to feel that way forever.
This essay was written by Kimberly Tyson, Vice President of the Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program. The Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program has been successfully helping families with remaining embryos from their IVF match with an adoptive family of their choice for...
It was a long, hard, and at times scary journey; but when I look at my beautiful son, I know that it was all worth it.
Are you interested in donating your embryos or are you interested in adopting your embryos? The first thing you need to do is figure out how to find each other. What types of matching systems are available when it comes to donating and receiving embryos? More than one, it turns out.