Found an amazing family for your precious embryos? Connected with the donors you’ve been dreaming of? Or maybe you’re just curious what the future holds when you finally do. Making your match official requires some legal leg work. But once the embryo donation contract is signed, sealed, delivered – they’re yours!
So, what exactly needs to happen?
In most states, embryo donation is legally considered a property transfer, not a traditional child adoption. That means there’s less hoops to jump through, saving you both time and money.
Whether you decide to work with a lawyer, agency, or choose to purchase an embryo contract from NRFA, you’ll want to make sure your agreement covers terms like party confidentiality, rights of the adoptive family, what will be done with the remaining unused embryos, and release of liability for the donor family.*
How much does embryo donation contract cost?
The legal fees for an can be more than $3,000, but you can buy an embryo contract for $350.00
You can purchase an embryo contract for $350.00 (even if you don’t want to match on NRFA) under the “Additional Services” section of our portal. We’ll have your agreement drawn up by our legal team to be notarized and shared across each party.
This totally depends on the route you take.
How long does it take?
Expect it to take at least one to two months (depending on the number of agreement revisions) to get everything finalized from a legal perspective.
Getting everything squared away to legalize your embryo donation can be pretty tedious. I understand the exhaustion it can cause both donors and adoptive families. Just remember that like most difficult things, it’ll all be worth it in the end.
*Not so scary fine print: Since we’re not lawyers, keep in mind that we’re not able to provide legal advice. If you have specific questions and your embryo donation contract, we encourage you to contact a lawyer or we can connect you with the legal team we work with frequently.