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The Cost of Embryo Adoption

Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
July 2, 2015

You’ve been dreaming of having children of your own for years, right? Infertility has plagued you and your partner, and you’ve tried almost everything. In researching your options, you may have discovered embryo adoption. But how does the cost of embryo adoption compare to your other options?

In vitro fertilization can cost anywhere from $10,000-$18,000 for one cycle and the cost of donor eggs can range from $10,000-$50,000. Adoption usually ranges from $20,000-$50,000, with international adoption being at the top end of the spectrum. On average, embryo adoption costs $12,000-$15,000.

The price of embryo adoption typically includes a home study, agency fees, matching services, legal contract, shipment of embryos to the adopting family’s clinic, and lifetime maintenance of records. On top of that, the adopting mother is able to carry her child to term and deliver it – just as if she had conceived the child naturally. With embryo adoption, adopting families get the best practices of adoption and the gift of experiencing pregnancy, at a lower cost.


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Can we next expect support for Personhood and the ultimate shut-down of fertility clinics from Fertility Authority? I am certain you understand the connection between 'adoption' language being used when describing 'embryo donation' and the personhood movement. No? Check with our patient advocacy non-profits, they can certainly educate your staff. For the record, in the United States, only born persons can be adopted, embryos are not persons and therefore the term 'embryo adoption' is legally inappropriate. Event these so called "embryo adoption agencies" acknowledge that what they offer is not, in fact, legally recognized adoption arrangements. Language, when it comes to supporting those who are trying to establish that embryos are people is threatening and dangerous to those of us truly committed to patient advocacy. Embryo Donation (no agency fees, no home study inflated unnecessary costs) is and has always been a cost effective way for folks who would otherwise be priced out of third-party reproduction to continue to pursue family building, the very reason I love offering embryo donation services through my law practice. I am just so disappointed in Fertility Authority for apparently supporting a religious, political agenda that ultimately hurts hopeful parents. The process is accurately referred to as "embryo donation", embryos are not persons, they cannot be adopted.

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