Embryo Adoption


Embryo adoption offers hopeful couples and individuals another chance to build a family when IVF and IUI options have failed. Couples who have completed their IVF journey at IVFMD can donate their remaining frozen embryos. In most cases, anyone with embryos frozen at IVFMD can donate them for later adoption by another person.

The donating couple’s identity will remain anonymous, although you’ll receive information on their medical history and genetic backgrounds. You’ll also get information on genetic screening information on the embryos themselves if these are available.

Once you have adopted an embryo, our team will work with you to prepare your uterus for successful implantation. You will need to be healthy to maximize the chance of a healthy pregnancy and delivery.  IVFMD also requires that all recipients attend psychological counseling before the embryo transfer.

How Successful Are Transfers Of Donated Embryos?

Fertility medicine continues to advance, and these delicate procedures are increasingly successful. However, there is no guarantee that the transferred embryo will develop into a healthy pregnancy. When the biological mother is younger than 35, transferring 1 to 2 of her embryos would result in about a 50% chance of live birth.

Factors that influence the success of the transfer are:

  • Age of the donating woman when the embryos were created
  • The health of the recipient’s uterus
  • Whether the embryo had been tested for chromosomal abnormalities by PGT
  • Visual grade of the embryo if it was not tested by PGT
  • The freezing technology used (the new vitrification or fast freeze method gives higher implantation rates than the older slow freeze method)
  • The number of embryos transferred.

We carefully manage the frozen embryo transfer cycle and take precautions to maximize the recipient’s chance of success. Embryo adoption may work even if other family-building methods have failed. You can speak to our fertility specialist to discuss the potential success of this procedure in your case.

What Is The Cost Of A Donated Embryo Cycle?

The overall cost of an embryo adoption cycle is a fraction of the cost of a typical round of IVF. That can be welcome news for couples who have been through several unsuccessful rounds of IVF. It’s important to know that you don’t pay for the embryos themselves. Instead, you will pay for the administrative fee of the embryo-recipient matching process and the frozen embryo transfer cycle itself.

Ready to Learn More About Embryo Adoption?

Whether you are an embryo donor or a potential recipient, the IVFMD team will be here to walk you through each step of the process. We provide thoughtful patient care that focuses on your goal of becoming a parent along with your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Our team is on hand to answer questions, address concerns, and help you find the best potential path to parenthood. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our embryo donation program and whether it may be the right option for your family.