If you are thinking, what in the world is Embryo Adoption? Check out this blog post to find out the basics. Then read on for the steps to deciding if it is right for you.
A lot of people have never heard of embryo adoption. You may ask yourself, is this really adoption? Although it looks different than a domestic infant adoption, embryo adoption really is an option for those considering adoption to grow their families. The process starts with an embryo that needs a chance at life, and the process ends with parents raising a child that is not genetically related to them. I know, its mind blowing, so let’s break it down to see if embryo adoption could be the right option for you and your family.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor. The first step is making sure that you are medically cleared for pregnancy. The embryo adoption program you work with will need a letter from your doctor stating that you can carry a pregnancy to term.
Evaluate your motivations for adopting. This is an important step before pursuing any type of adoption. Things to consider with embryo adoption include recognizing that embryo adoption gives embryos a chance at life, that you have the opportunity to be pregnant with your adopted child, and that there is often openness with the child’s genetic family (research shows this is beneficial for your child and your family). What are your reasons for considering embryo adoption?
Choose the embryo adoption program you want to work with. You will also need a home study from an adoption agency, but you should to choose the embryo adoption program first. Check out the two programs that New Life Adoptions has worked with for Embryo Adoption. New Life Adoptions may be able to work with another embryo program; however, it is good to check with that program first to see if they are able to collaborate with New Life Adoptions. No matter what embryo adoption program you are interested in, make sure you fit the eligibility requirements for that program before starting a home study.
Continue to educate yourself on embryo adoption by viewing webinars and hearing other families’ stories.
- Embryo Adoption Family Stories – Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
- Embryo Adoption Resources – Nightlight Christian Adoptions
- Embryo Adoption Resources – National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC)
- Everything You Need to Know About Embryo Donation and Adoption – Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
- Embryo Adoption: Dispelling the Myths – Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
- Home Study for Embryo Adoption: What You Can Expect – Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
- Embryo Adoption Frequently Asked Questions – Embryo Adoption Awareness Center
Decide if embryo adoption is something you want to pursue. If so, New Life Adoptions can help you along the way. First, we can provide a home study and education throughout the process. Then, will talk through what it looks like to be the adoptive parents to the child you give birth to, and give you ideas about how to share this with your child and your family and friends as time goes on. Finally, New Life will also work in collaboration with the embryo adoption program that you choose to work with throughout the process.
If you have more questions, or want to get started, contact us!