Embryo Adoption: A New Way to Create a Family

From the Show: HER
Summary: There is a new option for creating a family: embryo adoption.
Air Date: 1/22/18
Duration: 25:04
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Katie Cline & Charis Boone, Founders of National Registry for Adoption
Katie ClineWith more than 10 years of experience in business development, Katie Cline puts her knowledge and skills to work with her real-life experience, helping families grow through embryo adoption. Katie is an embryo donor who understands what it means to go through fertility treatments. In fact, she donated two embryos that are now twin boys in their adoptive family.

Charis BooneAs a recipient of a successful embryo adoption, Charis Boone serves as the voice of families looking to adopt embryos in the infertility community. Charis has over ten years of experience in the non-profit world and has served as the Director of Operations at the Luis Palau Association and the Director of Global Outreach for Habitat for Humanity International. Her personal story of embryo adoption has been featured on several national and local news outlets, including Good Housekeeping and CBS.
Embryo Adoption: A New Way to Create a Family
Embryo adoption is a way to birth a child when in vitro fertilization with your own embryos is unsuccessful.

Donation of embryos is free with the National Registry for Adoption. If you’ve stored embryos and no longer need them, you can donate those embryos to waiting families. You can choose a family to receive your embryos.

Waiting families can join NRFA for a small monthly fee and search for available embryos. Adoptive families can create profiles and wait for embryos. The adoption contract is only $350. The expensive side of embryo adoption is IVF implantation, which varies by state and facility.

With an estimated 28 families in line for every newborn available for adoption, getting a baby from a birth mother can be expensive, slow and heartbreaking. One in six couples in the United States is dealing with infertility issues.

Listen as Katie Cline and Charis Boone, founders of the National Registry for Adoption, join Dr. Pamela Peeke to share details on embryo adoption.



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