Assisted Reproductive Technology Assisted Reproductive Technology refers to various techniques used by individuals to achieve a pregnancy through the use of medical technology. This covers everything from taking fertility drugs through "adopting" embryos not genetically related to the...
Elections Spell Changes
The votes are not all tallied from the Nov. 5, 2002, elections - an historic milestone since, not since President Teddy Roosevelt has a Republican President gained seats in both the Senate and House in an off-year election. And there are vastly different ideas about whether the lame-duck session of... Minnesota Surrogacy and Surrogate Contracts
The Law Surrogacy laws vary from state to state. It is probably the most widely accepted practice under California State law. By contrast, Minnesota law does not specifically mention surrogacy. Even the state's adoption laws shy away from the term. The primary stigma relating to surrogacy is... Who Speaks for the Children?
I spent the last two weekends at conferences. Two weeks ago I attended the national meeting of The American Adoption Congress. Last weekend, an international conference for nurses in reproductive medicine. At both meetings people spoke about children being raised by parents with whom they have no...
Adoptive Child in the Womb
April 29, 2013, 2:47 pm
What exactly does it mean when we say that we adopted embryos? We “adopted” one batch of embryos directly from the genetic parents back in 2011. We transferred two of them into my uterus at a time, but both attempts failed. I mourned the loss of those little ones as though they had lived in... Openness Is Not for Everyone
March 15, 2013, 5:06 pm
For years, my husband and I were big proponents of openness in adoption. From the first attempt at adopting, we sought out situations where the birth family was interested in maintaining contact over the years, so that the child would have a sense of continuity, get their questions answered... Adoption? Yes, But Not What You Think
April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm
Adoption is the legal and/or social establishment of a parent-child relationship where that relationship is not the natural result of marital sexual intimacy. Yet it seems that within this rather straight-forward definition, there are some who have a heart for traditional adoption and worry that...
Embryo Adoption. Donation, Transfer, FET, IVF, Frozen, Embryo
What is embryo adoption? This article discusses to process of adopting an embryo including the procedure, laws and more
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Hi everybody! First I want to say that this site has helped me so much through this devastating time, thank you ladies :-) Second, I'm struggling with going the traditional adoption route or embryo donation/adoption.
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Hi, I had a Day 5 transfer yesterday of four embryo's. I am amazed they even made it to Day 5. That has only happened once to me. This IVF was my
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I'm scheduled for retrieval on Thursday (June 10), and my RE thinks she'll be able to get 10-12 eggs. Based on that, she thinks it likely that some will make it to blastocyst stage for a day 5 transfer, which is more likely to be successful than a 3 day transfer.
embryo (human and animal) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
embryo, the early developmental stage of an animal while it is in the egg or within the uterus of the mother. In humans the term is applied to the unborn child until the end of the seventh week following conception; from the eighth week the unborn child is called a fetus.
Embryo | Define Embryo at Dictionary.com
noun 1. the young of a viviparous animal, especially of a mammal, in the early stages of development within the womb, in humans up to the end of the second month. Compare ...
An embryo is the early reproductive development state of complex living organisms. Embryos have similar characteristics across many species. A human baby...