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How Long Does it Take to Adopt an Embryo?

A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, June 25, 2015
By the time most couples discover embryo adoption, they’ve spent years trying to conceive a baby naturally or through infertility treatments like in vitro fertilization. Many have even tried to have a baby through egg and sperm donation.

When you’ve been trying for years to overcome infertility and the clock is ticking, you want to move as quickly as possible! You’ll want to find and work with an agency that understands your sense of urgency.

Some embryo adoption programs have embryos waiting and are frequently able match an adopting family with a donor family within weeks rather than months or even years!

After you’re matched with a donor family and both parties have signed the contractual agreements, your adopted embryos are shipped to the clinic where you’ll have your frozen embryo transfer (FET). If all goes well, you’ll be holding your adopted child nine months later!

Embryo adoption includes social, emotional, medical and legal processes and it is helpful to have an experienced agency or clinic assist you with the process.


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