Many couples seeking to have a baby, but struggling to conceive often turn to In Vitro Fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF. This is a process of fertilization where a woman’s extracted eggs are fertilized by a man’s sperm sample in a laboratory dish, and then implanted into the woman for the growth. Because more embryos are typically created than are used in the IVF process, each year thousands of embryos are left over. Although many unused embryos are destroyed, many more remain frozen and in limbo at fertility clinics. Embryo donation, or sometimes referred to as embryo adoption, is a type of assisted reproduction technology (“ART”) that affords these unused embryos a chance at life, and a baby for families that have been otherwise unable to conceive.
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