The Center for Reproductive Health Embryo Donation Service
Our embryo adoption program accepts embryo donations from The Center for Reproductive Health (CRH) patients. This affords patients and couples seeking to adopt CRH donated embryos through our program several advantages.
The advantages of choosing to use CRH patient donated embryos are as follows:
- All donated embryos for adoption were created at and by CRH’s medical and laboratory teams, giving us more detailed information regarding the quality and potential viability of the embryos.
- All donated embryos for adoption were cryopreserved by the CRH’s laboratory team, ensuring proper and equivalent methods for the thaw and preparation of those embryos who will be employed at the time of transfer.
- All donated embryos for adoption are stored on-site at, and maintained by, the CRH’s laboratory team, eliminating the concern with transferring/transporting the embryos from one facility to another, as well as the added costs of shipping, which can range from $150 to $500.
- All physical, medical, and possible genetic screening of the donating parties has been performed or will be reviewed by the CRH’s medical and clinical teams.
- Our Program doesn’t have a waiting list or life style (i.e., single, same sex) exclusion criteria.
- Genetic carrier screening (GCS) of the egg donor can identify and eliminate the risk for passing hundreds of genetic disorders (i.e., cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, fragile X syndrome) to your child.
- New methods of pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) of the blastocysts provide an opportunity to identify chromosomally normal embryos for transfer in embryo adoption cycles. Among the many improvements to historical methods of PGS, new technology provides information for the normalcy of all 24 chromosomes, and has been termed comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS). CCS can eliminate the transfer of chromosomally abnormal embryos (i.e., Down’s Syndrome). CCS also has powerful evidence of improving ART outcomes, including healthy live birth rates.
- You can use CCS for controlled sex selection for family balancing giving you more control of the composition of your family.
- You can test your embryo’s Mitochondrial DNA for added reassurance that your blastocysts will lead to a live birth.
What's the next step?
We encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with our physicians to discuss what embryo adoption has to offer. We want to get to know you and hear the dreams you have for your future family. We'd be happy to give you more information and answer any questions you might have. Our objective is to assist every AEAA patient with achieving their goal of starting or enlarging their family. We do our best to ensure patients have a clear understanding of their embryo adoption options, so they are able to choose the option that will best fit their needs. Our highly trained team of professionals is here to answer your questions and assist you with your journey. Please feel free to contact us by calling (615) 321-8866.