According to the recent polls, more than 40% of couples after their 30s experience problems with conception due to infertility. An obvious answer to the problem would be in vitro fertilization (IVF) but it is often a cost-prohibitive procedure. Luckily, there is a much cheaper alternative. Check out Embryo Adoption, which is safer and often more effective than IVF.
The procedure includes implanting an embryo into auteurs where it will undergo the whole pregnancy cycle. These embryos are donated by other couples who have undergone IVF and have left-over embryos.
A woman’s body will react to the implanted embryo as if it is her own embryo thanks for modern medical practice. From the legal standpoint the baby will be theirs: Only adoptive parents names are on the birth certificate.
What Are The Benefits Of Embryo Adoption?
The key advantage of embryo adoption in comparison to traditional adoption is the fact that an adoptive mother experiences pregnancy. While some intended parents said that pregnancy is not a factor, the majority described being pregnant as a desirable experience. They backed their argument with the following:
- an adopted child will be connected to their birth mother on the biological level (yet genetically they are different);
- women will have control over prenatal environment: they can take prenatal vitamins, follow healthy eating habits, exercise, meditate, etc.;
- the child will not have a traumatic experience of separating from their birth mother as it happens during traditional adoption.
Of course, physical health is an important factor in choosing embryo adoption. Women are asked to provide letters from their doctor to confirm that they have no contraindications to pregnancy such as diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure not controlled with medications, cancer, etc. A woman who cannot carry a child to term can consider finding a gestational carrier.
What Is A Typical Embryo Donor?
All embryo donors have undergone IVF to create their own families. They are usually couples from high socio-economic background, educated, and personally invested in their own health and health of their embryos. Most of them prefer semi-open to open adoption arrangements. This usually entails one brief email per year letting the donor know how the child is doing. The donor family usually would like to have a say in who gets their embryos. The donor couples would usually have full genetic siblings to the children adopted as embryos, since they went through IVF to grow their own family.