Embryo Adoption (or Embryo Donation) is an Assisted Reproduction technique that consists of transferring to a woman the embryos that were left unallocated after an IVF cycle. They therefore carry the genetic load of other people.
These embryos come from healthy couples, under 35 years of age, who do not want to have any more children after having successfully completed their treatment.
In addition, a large percentage of these embryos come from egg and/or sperm donation cycles and, therefore, have a high implantation potential. This treatment gives them a new chance at life.
In 2004, Institut Marquès decided to allocate to an Adoption Programme all those embryos that had been donated or that had been left at the disposal of the centre. This programme, pioneer in the international field, quickly became known all over the world. From the beginning, the response has had a great social acceptance. Several groups have shown their support and numerous people with different profiles have requested undergoing this treatment with enthusiasm.
Embryo Adoption is an alternative for those who need egg and sperm donation to have a child.
The choice of this treatment often also responds to an ethical or moral interest of people who want to build a family by giving life to embryos that have been donated and are kept in our laboratories. It is undoubtedly a beautiful love story.
The success rate by Embryo Adoption transfer at our centre is 57,1%.
Embryo Adoption is an Assisted Reproduction treatment, a simple process that is carried out without the need for hospital admission and includes the following phases: