Embryo Adoption: The Basics

Embryo model

Model of human embryo

For many couples achieving a successful pregnancy is a frustrating obstacle standing in the way from starting a family. However, there is an alternative option for couples who want to experience the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth, but are unable to conceive. Embryo adoption is a wonderful and affordable alternative way for couples to expand their family and welcome a new son or daughter into their home. With over 600,000 embryos available for adoption today in the US, the dream of starting a family can soon become a reality.

How Does Embryo Adoption Work?

Many couples who have been unsuccessful becoming pregnant turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to help them have a baby; it is a popular method with high success rates. IVF often results in the creation of more embryos than one couple can use, though. The remaining embryos are then frozen and made available for adoption by other couples who are ready to have a baby of their own. The prospective adoptive couple then completes a home study and the necessary paperwork. Once everything is finalized, the mother has the embryo implanted in her womb where it will grow and thrive. Nine months later, the happy couple has a new bundle of joy in their home and the adoption process is complete.

Why Choose Embryo Adoption?

Adopting a child invites love and happiness into any home. Whether an adoptive couple chooses domestic or international adoption, older child or infant adoption, there is no right or wrong way to give a child an opportunity for a better life in a loving family. However, for many couple the experience of pregnancy and birth are very important. Some couples place a lot of importance on the bonding that takes place between the mother and baby while the child is in the womb. Adoptive parents may also prefer to raise their son or daughter from birth, rather than adopting a slightly older child. It may also be the case that embryo adoption is a more affordable means to adopt a baby than other routes. Whatever the reason, the most important thing to keep in mind when considering adoption is how the adoption will change your life and your new child’s life.

Adopting a child is an important decision that requires careful consideration. Are you contemplating adoption, or are you already planning to adopt a child? Do you have any idea about how or where to start? Providence Place will guide you through the adoption process while making sure all your questions are answered. Contact us today to learn more about adoption.

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