Embryo Adoption

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Embryo Adoption
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Thu, 11-08-2007 - 10:26am

I watched a news story the other day about embryo adoption and seriously became curious about doing it myself in a couple years.

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Thu, 11-08-2007 - 5:53pm

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Thu, 11-08-2007 - 6:00pm

That's pretty obnoxious, frankly. I wonder if one could arrange a private embryo adoption by lurking around wherever it is that IVF couples hang out, making some friends, and eventually making personal arrangements with a couple that has extras leftover? I imagine they must have message boards or something where one could find a couple like that, and just promote yourself as a good adoptive parent.

That would mean that the bio-parents would necessarily be a part of your and your child's lives, though. But it might potentially not cost more than IVF. (I don't know how IVF costs compare to the cost of embryo adoption through the service you posted).

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Thu, 11-08-2007 - 6:09pm
I've studied embryo adoption and read about it, and I do believe they seek to financially
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Thu, 11-08-2007 - 6:22pm


I think so, yes. I've also had friends offer to donate their leftover embryos to me. I turned them down for the time being, as I'm still trying to get pregnant on my own somehow. I would avoid these ridiculous agency fees if I could.

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Sat, 11-10-2007 - 5:28pm

Well that's just one site.



We have 13 embryo's "on ice" at the moment. I'm almost 40 weeks pregnant with our third child (boy!) and we have boy/girl twins. I've had a wonderful wonderful pregnancy, and look forward to meeting our new son soon.


However, we are done having biological children. We'll donate the embryo's to infertile couples through our clinic. There are no restrictions other than the woman needs to have a uterus capable of becoming pregnant!


There are no religious restrictions, no restrictions on single parents, mom's or gay couples using surrogates.

We will give all 13 to couples/people who might want to concieve through our RE's clinic. And let's get something straight --- this isnt really adoption as there is a smaller chance it will succeed than fail, and someone else carry's the embryo through to term and delivers it. We have donated our genetic material, but its not like giving up a baby for adoption. its nowhere near a sure thing for one; for two; its not carried to term by the biological mom as in classic adoption.


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Registered: 02-20-2007
Sun, 11-11-2007 - 10:26pm


True. That's why its called "donor" embryo. I don't consider it adoption at all.


If I have any leftover embryos I will donate them also.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-12-2007 - 9:47pm

Totally agree. Since you too have done IVF you know that its not a sure thing when you transfer an embryo. Far from it, especially frozen. Its not adoption, its donation.


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Thu, 11-15-2007 - 9:41am

""And you must be religious...which also irritated me.

Lori
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Sun, 11-25-2007 - 9:31am
If I had frozen embryos (which I do not, unfortunately), I'd donate them to you in a hot second... *smile*

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Sun, 11-25-2007 - 9:34am

""If I had frozen embryos (which I do not, unfortunately), I'd donate them to you in a hot second... *smile*""


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