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10 Benefits of Embryo Adoption

10 Benefits of Embryo Adoption and Donation

10 Benefits of Embryo Adoption and Donation

1. Reduced Costs. Oftentimes it is lower in cost compared to traditional adoption, egg donation, or IVF. Our goal at NRFA is to simplify the adoption process even further, saving you both time and money.

2. Reduced Wait Times. The average time between submitting an application to receiving a donation is approximately 6 months, much shorter that the average time to receive an egg donation or complete a traditional adoption.

3.  High Success Rates. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, embryo adoptions have a national pregnancy success rate of 43 percent and live birth rate of 35 percent.

4. Take Home Babies. Should a pregnancy result, there is no risk of failed placements or changes of heart after the birth.

5. Pregnancy & Childbirth. The adoptive mother will have the ability to control the prenatal environment and experience the joys of pregnancy, childbirth and nursing her adopted child.

6. Maternal Age Non-Applicable. If a woman is experiencing premature menopause, or another infertility condition in which her own eggs are not viable for reproductive purposes, she can still become pregnant with a donor embryo.

7. Reveres the Sanctity of Life. The discarding of embryos is ethically problematic for some individuals. Allowing these embryos to be used to help create a new life is an alternative to disposal or use in research.

8. Siblings. Often times multiple embryos are available from a donor. This can result in several genetic siblings being born from the same group of embryos. If the recipient does not use all of these embryos – they can be returned to the original donor to be re-adopted out to another family in need.

9. Medically Safe. This adoption process is regulated by the government and all appropriate disease screening is required by law to protect the recipient.

10. Legally Safe. Despite the connotations associated with the name, an embryo adoption is actually a transfer of property – not the adoption of a child. Therefore, the donating couple is not legally responsible in any way should a child be produced from the embryo.