PVED encourages and supports intended parents who wish to build their families through embryo donation, or families who have completed their family building and wish to “pay it forward” by donating their embryos to another family.
What Is Embryo Donation?
Embryo donation is a form of third party reproduction. It is giving or donating frozen (cryopreserved) embryos remaining after IVF treatments to another family to assist them in their family building process. Although sometimes referred to as embryo adoption, the legal process in the United States is a transfer of property where all rights to the child are relinquished, it is not a legal adoption by most US state laws. The donated embryos are then transferred to the recipient’s uterus, and any resulting child or children are legally the children of the recipient intended parents.
If you are considering donating embryos or would like to learn more about your options for receiving donated embryos to create your family, we are here to help and support you.
Please visit the following PVED sections for more information about receiving or donating embryos:
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