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By donating an embryo, you can help a family grow and finally give you control and choices over where your embryos go if an adoption placement sounds like the right plan for your family.
Adoption Support Center is excited to kickstart our embryo adoption program with contact! We cannot wait to meet you and share how we will come alongside you with adoption education and support. We have over 35 years of experience in adoption and feel confident in helping donor family’s find the right placement that they can feel confident in.
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Find a family for your embryos

Looking for a family for your embryos? We can’t recommend these prospective adoptive families enough! ASC families have been vetted and educated to be great adoptive parents. You can help them grow their family, and choose whether or not you want contact with them and your child.
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You have options with your embryos.

Not sure if donating your embryos is right for you? We can help you explore the options that are available to you through most cryobanks.

OPTION ONE: Store Your Frozen Embryos

Some people aren’t sure if they want to continue growing their family — totally understandable! Your IVF clinic or cryopreservation center can store your remaining embryos for an annual storage fee. Those fees can range anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars per year.

Not all clinics offer storage, so make sure to ask about it when you’re shopping around!

OPTION TWO: Compassionate Transfer

With “compassionate transfer,” your medical team will thaw and transfer your embryos to your cervix, vagina or uterus when it’s least likely for a pregnancy to occur. This is a humane way to dispose of embryos you don’t intend to use or donate.

Not all clinics offer compassionate transfer, and the ones that do charge a fee for the transfer.

OPTION THREE: Thaw and Dispose of Your Frozen Embryos

If you feel like your family is complete — or for any other reason — you can request for your embryos to be disposed of. You’ll fill out forms, consents and other documents, and pay any potential fees for disposal.

OPTION FOUR: Donate Your Embryos for Research

Your embryos can do a lot of good, even if they aren’t used to grow someone’s family. Donating your embryos to medical or scientific research offers knowledge to medical professionals that will help other people in the future.

The facility or clinic you choose will guide you through the specifics of donating your embryos for research. You have the right to ask how your embryos will be used. This usually involves genetic or stem cell studies.

However they’re used for research, your embryos will be destroyed in the process. They won’t be transferred into a patient or become babies.

OPTION FIVE: Embryo Donation

Your embryos can be used to grow someone else’s family, too! There are lots of families out there who want to become pregnant, but struggle with infertility. When you donate your frozen embryos for adoption, they will be used in that family’s IVF cycle.

Donating your embryos for adoption lets you choose a family for your embryos, and choose how much contact — if any — you want with your biological child after they’re born. You can learn more about embryo adoption by tapping the link below.

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Why work with an adoption agency instead of a fertility clinic?

When you choose embryo donation, you can work with either a fertility clinic or an adoption agency. Here’s what you can expect from both experiences.


When you donate through a fertility clinic, your embryos are donated directly to the clinic. That means the clinic will determine who receives them — you don’t get to choose a family or whether your embryos go to multiple families or just one.

A lot of clinics only allow anonymous donations, so you won’t get much information about the recipient family or families, or if your embryos led to the birth of a child at all.


When you work with an adoption agency, you get a lot more control. You can choose a family to receive your embryos that has completed a home study, background checks, medical screens and education on being adoptive parents.

You’ll get information about the family you choose and typically see a biography, so you can get an idea of what family life would look like for your biological child. You’ll also get answers to important questions you might have, like:

  • When were the frozen embryos transferred?
  • Did any of the embryos survive the thawing process?
  • Did the couple become pregnant?
  • When was the baby born?
  • Was it a boy or a girl?

You also get to choose how much communication you want to have with the adoptive family and your biological child in the future. The adoption agency will help you put together a communication plan that both parties agree on.

Have more questions? We have answers.

See our FAQs for the answers to common questions about embryo donation.
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Working with the Adoption Support Center

“Support” isn’t just in our name — it’s our promise to you as an embryo donor for all the years to come! Here’s what you can expect from ASC when you choose embryo adoption.

  • One-on-one support
  • Trauma and grief counseling

Want more information on embryo adoption, or want to start the process? Our team is here to help!