What is embryo donation?

Many couples find themselves dealing with unexpected and often unexplained infertility.

In today’s modern medicine, many avenues are available to assist couples with fertility treatments.  For those who have walked the road of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and have grown your family, there may be additional embryos remaining that you are unsure what to do with.  Your fertility clinic or a medical provider may have explained some options for the remaining embryos.  You may not be aware that there is another option: you can donate your embryos to be adopted by another couple.

Throughout our 120 years of experience in adoption, many lessons have been learned about best practices, how to provide the highest level of support, and what questions and issues can arise lifelong for everyone impacted by adoption.  With that knowledge and experience, we have launched our embryo donation program.

As a donor family, you have the right to determine the family you feel is best for the embryo(s) you are placing and can decide if you would like to have ongoing contact after placement.  We will help guide and support you through the decisions and legal process that follows if you determine this is the best option for you.  All of our adoptive families are Christians, have shown evidence of a stable marriage and home life, and have been deemed medically able to carry a baby through pregnancy.

Our goal is to provide you with information about all your options in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.  You will never be pressured by us to make a decision.  If you would like to talk to one of our staff about this program, please contact us today at the link below.

 

Embryo Donation Process

We know you will have many questions about the process. Check out our step-by-step guide below to help with some of the basics. We would be happy to meet with you to talk about the process and your options at any time.

Process

  • First Meeting: We will meet you in person and walk through the process.
  • Paperwork: Complete embryo donation paperwork documents.
  • Choose: Select from our waiting applicants the family you feel is best.
  • Match Meeting: Meet the adoptive family you have chosen (if you desire).
  • Legal Transfer: Court paperwork filed to transfer custody of embryos to adoptive family.
  • Support: Know that we will walk with you lifelong as you process and need support.