Chapter 10 – What About Our Kids? Creating a Life Book
Parents that want to share the journey of embryo adoption with their children may consider creating a “Life Book.” Life books weave the pieces of their adoption story together to show them how they joined the family.
Chapter 1: I'm Infertile! Now What?
Have you ever thought about using donated embryos to achieve pregnancy? Through this simple and successful adoption process you control the pregnancy and give birth to your adopted child.
Chapter 2 - I Have Remaining Embryos... Help!
Couples finished building their family through in vitro fertilization have three options for their remaining embryos.
Chapter 3 - How DO I Donate MY Remaining Embryos?
Couples trying to decide what to do with their remaining embryos have a lot to think about. Those choosing to donate embryos will need to choose between a private or an open adoption.
Chapter 4 - The Process of Embryo Adoption
The process of embryo adoption – from donation of the embryo to parenting an adopted child, starting with pregnancy.
Chapter 5 - Embryo Adoption Pros and Cons
Embryo adoption has its pros and cons, and there are programs in place to help families through the process – even as children grow up.
Chapter 6 - Is Embryo Adoption Right for Me?
Embryo adoption allows couples to experience pregnancy and give birth to their own adopted child.
Chapter 7 - How Much Does Embryo Adoption Cost?
Families considering their options when it comes to infertility have many worries, and one of those is cost. Embryo adoption is one of the least expensive forms of adoption available.
Chapter 8 - Is a Home Study for Embryo Adoption Necessary?
Home studies can be intimidating, but they're not all about evaluation. About 80% of a Home Study is actually education for raising a new child.
Chapter 9 - The Smart Choice: Open Adoption
There are many misconceptions about what open adoption means. It does not mean a child has two families. It does not mean that you have to spend holidays and vacations with the donor. It does mean the families come to a mutual agreement about what future communications between the families will be.
Chapter 10 - What About Our Kids? Creating a Life Book
Parents that want to share the journey of embryo adoption with their children may consider creating a "Life Book." Life books weave the pieces of their adoption story together to show them how they joined the family.