For potential parents whose fertility challenges make pregnancy unlikely, embryo donation offers the opportunity to build beautiful families. Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility offers embryo donation services to couples and single parents-to-be in South Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus, and Youngstown.

Couples and individuals facing infertility have options. Donor eggs. Donor sperm. In vitro fertilization. But these options can be too costly for some, and they don’t always result in pregnancy. At the same time, adoption is also costly, and it can take years to move up the waiting list.

But there is another option to consider that can allow you to experience both pregnancy and parenthood.

As part of the IVF process, embryos are created, and many are frozen for future IVF cycles. But when a couple conceives through IVF, they very often have additional embryos in cryostorage. (Today, it’s estimated that a million or more frozen embryos sit in storage.) This leaves IVF patients to choose between discarding their embryos, paying for embryo storage indefinitely, or donating their embryos to make someone else’s dream of having a family come true. 

Embryo Donation Makes Family-Building Accessible 

If you’ve been struggling to welcome a new bundle of joy into the world, donor embryos could be the gift of love that makes pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood possible for you. At Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility, we work with families who’ve grown their own families and want to give the same joy to people like you by donating their frozen embryos.

Parents-to-be might choose embryo adoption for numerous reasons, including:

  • Both potential parents have unresolvable reproductive challenges
  • Both potential parents have genetic disorders that they do not want to pass on to offspring


Many potential parents in the LGBTQ community opt for embryo adoption to expand their families.

Embryo Adoption Has Made Family-Building Possible for 30 Years

Embryo donation has been around since the 1990s, and it’s estimated that more than 7,000 babies have been born from frozen embryos. In 2010, a beautiful baby boy was born from an embryo that had been frozen for two decades. This means embryo donation is a viable, proven way of helping couples who are unable to conceive on their own…at lower cost than IVF and with less cost—and waiting—than adoption. And some tests and procedures may be covered by your insurance.

While embryo adoption offers excellent outcomes, the decision to carry an adopted embryo might be a complicated one for many potential parents. At Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility, we offer comprehensive counseling services that help parents-to-be address the complexities of their fertility options.

Prospective parents interested in receiving an embryo donation must consult with a Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility clinician. Before embryo transfer, the FDA mandates infection screening and reproductive tests to determine the optimal placement and timing. You can discuss these details with your fertility coordinator.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility’s advanced fertility services in South Cleveland/Independence, Columbus, Akron, Canton and Youngstown, call 866-537-2461 today. You can also request a fertility service appointment using the form on this page.