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Five Reasons an Open Adoption isn’t ‘Scary’

Five Reasons an Open Adoption isn’t ‘Scary’

Even though open adoption is extremely common in the United States today (95% are open!), the idea still has many new perspective adoptive parents running for the hills. However, studies have shown this adoption model is much more beneficial for all parties involved. This is especially true for families considering embryo adoption.

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Designated vs. Anonymous Embryo Donation

Designated vs. Anonymous Embryo Donation

Embryo donation and adoption is a process where one family donates their leftover embryos to another who are unable to conceive naturally. There are two types of embryo donation: designated and anonymous. We will discuss the differences between these two types to help you determine which option is the best for you.

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Embryo Donation: Difficult, but Grateful

Embryo Donation: Difficult, but Grateful

Each step of the process, from deciding to donate our embryos to ultimately learning of the birth of baby boy, has been full of lots of emotions. However, the overwhelming feeling we have is one of gratitude and joy.

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Top Three Concerns about Embryo Donation

Top Three Concerns about Embryo Donation

Having remaining embryos after you have finished building your family may not be something you were prepared to face. Many questions may come up as a family is deciding whether to donate remaining embryos.

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PCOS & Embryo Adoption

PCOS & Embryo Adoption

PCOS is a condition where a woman does not make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. This can cause an array of symptoms including small cysts to form, problems with the menstrual cycle, and in some cases, issues with fertility.

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Embryo Adoption: Bigger Than Us

Embryo Adoption: Bigger Than Us

In November 2020, the words “We have a Match” popped up in my inbox. With butterflies in our stomachs, we read that a family had chosen us for their eight remaining embryos! I was so nervous to look at their profile that I asked my husband to read it first. I will never forget the look on his face after he read their letter.

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45 Years Ago: World’s First ‘Test Tube’ Baby

45 Years Ago: World’s First ‘Test Tube’ Baby

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.

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Embryo Donors: Waiting for a Match

Embryo Donors: Waiting for a Match

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.

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Navigating the Emotions of Sperm Donation

Navigating the Emotions of Sperm Donation

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.

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