Open Embryo Donation Program
There are many ways a child can become a member of a family. Many infertile couples choose adoption while others look to assisted reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to create their family.
Meanwhile thousands of unused frozen embryos resulting from IVF treatments remain stored in fertility clinics across Canada. Once their family is complete, couples with frozen embryos are faced with a dilemma – what to do with their remaining embryos? In the past, options were limited to having embryos destroyed, leaving the embryos stored indefinitely, or donating embryos for medical research.
But now there is another option. Beginnings Family Services is offering an Embryo Donation Program giving couples successful in IVF the opportunity to donate their remaining embryos to infertile couples hoping to become parents. This selfless donation offers a chance for life, hope and a future for thousands of embryos.
Beginnings - Experience and Professionalism
Beginnings brings 25 years of adoption experience to the Embryo Donation Program and provides professional services including:
- donor and recipient registration
- comprehensive recipient assessment reports
- openness education
- profiles and posting
- consultation and inter-family meetings
- referrals for legal advice and fertility clinic embryo transfer service
- administration and follow-ups
- support over a lifetime for children and families across the country
Costs are comparable to a domestic private adoption, and the complex services parallel the rigorous recipient screening process and preparation for on-going open relationships. Remember, there are no costs to Donors in the Beginnings Embryo Donation Program.
Consistent with our faith-based approach to service provision, Beginnings also offers financial assistance to those in need.