What is Embryo Adoption? Embryo Adoption is the term used to describe the legal adoption of embryos that have been frozen and donated by families who have completed IVF (in-vitro fertilization). The Adoptive Family is able to use the donated embryos and carry their adopted child through pregnancy and birth.
Why is there a need for an Embryo Adoption Program (EAP)? There are over 1 million embryos in frozen storage in the United States. We instituted our EAP to advocate for these embryos as a life-affirming solution.
Why are there so many embryos frozen in storage? When couples go through IVF to assist them with growing their family, often, there are remaining embryos. Those embryos are stored until the family decides what to do with them. Then, they are provided four options: the embryos can remain frozen, be given to science, discarded, or donated to an adoptive family.
How does the EAP with Christian Adoption Consultants work? Embryo Adoption can be confusing and overwhelming, and we are here to take some of the heaviness off your plate by walking with you every step of the way! We provide families with education, support, and guidance throughout their journey. With CAC, you are never alone! Our families have access to our CAC Embryo Adoption Guide Book, which encompasses invaluable educational resources, taking families through the entire process from beginning to end. We direct families to reputable home study providers in their state and walk them through what to expect in the upcoming weeks and months. We connect families to the largest, oldest, and most reputable Embryo Adoption Programs and clinics in the United States. Our families have access to a comprehensive list of grants, fundraising, and creative financing ideas available for families pursuing embryo adoption. We assist families in understanding the matching process and openness agreements, as well as provide adoption attorney referrals when needed, and so much more!
What sets Christian Adoption Consultants apart from other services? Although our EAP is new, we are one of the world’s oldest and largest adoption consulting companies! We’ve been around since 2006 and, since that time, have helped over 3,700 families with successful adoptions. In addition to our 20+ team members who house over 120 years of adoption experience, we have 2 Licensed Social Workers, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Registered Nurse. We also have full representation from the Adoption Triad-2 Birth Mothers, 2 Adoptees, and more than a dozen Adoptive Parents. For our EAP, we have an Adoption Advocate who provides consultations for families. Having walked through Embryo Adoption, she understands the concerns, questions, and complexities that may arise throughout the process.
Can I learn more about your EAP? Yes! We provide a free 30-minute consultation where families can learn more about our Embryo Adoption Program. If you want to schedule a call or request a free informational packet, you can learn more about that here.
Do you know how I can help? Yes! You can pray, and you can ask that God would help find Adoptive Families for His smallest image bearers. Perhaps, it is your family?
We have embryos currently in frozen storage that we would like to donate. Can you assist? Yes! Please visit our donor page here for more information.
***If you are interested in learning more about adoption and the services we provide at Christian Adoption Consultants, I would love to chat! Email me, Kelly Todd, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a FREE information packet!***