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EMBRYO DONATION OR ADOPTION

Embryo Donation or Adoption involves donation of embryos and a clinically assisted reproduction procedure.

Embryo Donation or Adoption involves donation of embryos and a clinically assisted reproduction procedure wherein the recipient couple is preparing to adopt / raise a child that is not genetically related to them. 

 

Embryo donation is a form of third party reproduction. It is a little different from traditional adoption except that the recipient woman has the experience of pregnancy and childbirth, and that no court action is required to establish legal parentage for the recipient couple. 

It is the act of giving away your embryos to another couple for implantation ( generally without any compensation) which are remaining after any couples successful IVF and childbirth at a fertility clinic. The donation is followed by the placement of these embryos into the recipient woman's uterus to facilitate a pregnancy and a childbirth for her. 

Embryo donation is mostly done by us on an ANONYMOUS basis , where the donor or recipient couple are not known to each other to provide a layer of privacy protection for both the parties. 

 

Using a donor embryo for your fertility treatment is recommended by your fertility expert - 

  1. If you and your partner have fertility issues and are less likely to get a successful IVF pregnancy using your own gametes

  2. If you and your partner or both have a serious health condition that would be inherited by any of your child/children and you wish to avoid passing it on. 

  3. Recurrent pregnancy losses thought to be related to the embryo or genetic disorders in the family

  4. Using Embryo donation for research purposes provides a major source of stem cells for stem cell research to aid in finding cures for various major diseases such as Alzheimer's, cancer , SMA , Parkinsonism. The decision of donation for research is definitely better than destroying the embryos, as it provides an opportunity to help others or to improve health and IVF technology.