More than 600,000 frozen embryos are stored in the United States and the need for adoptive families is growing daily.
NRFA reduces the fees and hurdles to embryo adoption and donation.
The road through infertility can be a costly one: emotionally and financially. Our goal at NRFA is to provide a venue for embryo adoption that will meet your needs and desires. There is no greater joy than seeing dreams come true, prayers answered, and miracles born. We would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey through embryo adoption.
For Adoptive Families
Infertility has, no doubt, led your family through a journey of unforeseen twists and turns. NRFA will be there with you on this next step.
- Use our simple profile tool to allow embryo donors to find you
- Communicate with potential matches to determine capability
- No pages of paperwork or home studies required
- Search NRFA for adoption professionals to assist you in the legal process
3 Easy Steps
As every family, adoption, and embryo is unique, it would be impossible to guarantee you a specific timeline or process. These steps provide a good example of what you can expect.
Create a profile for people to read. Your profile can be anonymous for privacy.
Search other profiles to find donors or adoptive families.
Securely communicate with other NRFA users to find the perfect match for your situation.
For Embryo Donors
Your dream for a baby led you to invitro fertilization. The end of your journey could be the beginning of another family’s dream coming true.
- Create a FREE profile
- Use our simple profile tool to search for families
- Select the perfect adoptive family for your remaining embryos
- Communicate to work out the embryo transfer agreement
You Have Found A Match: Now What?
- The recipient’s lawyer will guide the legal process.
- The IVF clinic will guide the medical process.
- Typically, both families will sign a notarized contract which relinquishes the rights of the donors to the adoptive parents.
- Donors will contact their fertility clinic and request the paperwork to release their medical records and embryos to the adoptive family’s doctor.
- Transportation will be arranged between the storage facility and the recipient’s clinic once the recipient’s clinic gives their approval and all FDA required tests have been completed (if necessary).
- Frozen embryo transfer takes place.
Zoe was adopted as an embryo in 2011 and was born in 2012. But her story began long before that. Six healthy embryos resulted from Zoe’s genetic parents first round of IVF in 2009. They transferred two embryos and were blessed with boy/girl twins. The fate of the remaining 4 embryos weighed heavily on their minds and hearts for two years. Then they decided to move forward with Embryo Adoption and connected online with Charis and Duffy. Read more