If you have been following this blog, you know that Embryo Donation and Adoption is becoming a more viable alternative for family building in the United States. It eliminates the need for costly IVF treatments or the even more costly alternative of procuring donor eggs.
Fertility clinics and embryo adoption agencies report to the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center that there have been over 3,000 children born to date through this unique adoption and fertility alternative.
But Embryo Donation and Adoption is catching on in other countries around the world, too. This is especially true in India, where several fertility clinics now specialize in the procedure.
One of those clinics is the Malpani Fertility Clinic, headed by Dr. Anjali Malpani. According to a recent story in The Times of India, Malpani now averages about three to four Embryo Adoptions each month, with many of her patients traveled from abroad, including the United States.
Patricia Bohanan, a teacher from Colorado, is one of the patients who traveled to India to have the procedure done at the Malpani Clinic.
Bohanan said she came across the clinic online and was impressed by the low cost of an Embryo Adoption procedure: roughly $5,000 for the entire medical process.
So Bohanan traveled to India to receive the transfer of an embryo created using an Indian sperm donor and egg donor. At the Malpani Clinic, the Embryo Adoption process is entirely anonymous and the recipient couple will not have any contact with the donating couple.
In the U.S., anonymous programs exist in many of the 200+ fertility clinic embryo donation programs nationwide.
However, there are also several agencies using the adoption model in the United States, including Snowflakes and NEDC, which allow for both anonymous and open Embryo Adoptions. These agencies also offer the protections and the safeguards of a traditional adoption process.
With over 500,000 embryos frozen in storage in the United States alone, it is no surprise that Embryo Donation and Adoption is such a fast-growing option for infertile couples – in the U.S. and around the world.
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