10 Facts about Embryo Adoption
To truly understand embryo adoption, it’s important to know the facts. So here they are, in no particular order…
Top Ten Embryo Adoption Facts
- Embryo adoption allows the adopting (also called “receiving”) family to experience pregnancy and birth.
- We call it adoption, because the receiving family will be raising a child that is not biologically related to them.
- Many families who were unsuccessful in achieving a pregnancy through In Vitro Fertilization have been successful in achieving a pregnancy through Embryo Adoption.
- There are over 600,000 frozen embryos currently in storage in the United States.
- Embryos adoption is governed by property law. Families sign a contract which transfers the embryos from one family to another.
- Embryo adoption often costs much less than traditional adoption, generally between $12,000-$15,000.
- An adopting mother can work with her own physician or fertility specialist to prepare her body to receive the embryos.
- The level of openness in the process is determined by both the donor and the receiving families.
- Most receiving families are matched with a donor family within 6 months.
- Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri has partnered with Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency’s Snowflake Program to offer embryo adoption to Missouri families. Call 866-326-5327 for more information!