Egg Donation And Adoption

Egg donation is the process by which a woman provides one or several eggs (ova) for purposes of assisted reproduction through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and contemplates that the eggs will be fertilized and implanted into another woman's uterus.

Decisions, Questions And Options

Egg donors may be anonymous or identified.

When a couple undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF), several embryos are created, usually more than will be needed. The remaining embryos are frozen and often stored for a long time.

Once the legal parents of an embryo decide that they will not use the remaining embryos, they have three options:

  1. To discard the embryos
  2. To donate the embryos for research
  3. To donate the embryos to another couple

Intended Parents And Embryo Donation

The process of embryo donation/adoption allows the genetic parents of the frozen embryos to transfer their legal rights to an embryo to another couple who seek to adopt the embryo and subsequently parent the child. Upon receipt of the donated embryo, the recipient proceeds with the second half of the IVF cycle.

Embryo donation/adoption in Indiana is very complicated due to the fact that there are no statutory procedures governing the process. As such, it is very important to contact an assisted reproductive technology lawyer to help in the process from the very beginning.

Contact the Indianapolis law firm of Herrin & Leach where all we do is adoptions. With a combined legal experience of over 50 years, John Herrin and Nathan Leach have the knowledge and skill to help you with your surrogacy, egg donation or assisted reproductive process. Always confidential. Call 317-566-2174 or visit us online.