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National Embryo Donation Center

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What We Do

Thanks for checking out the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC)! Feel free to click around our website to see if embryo donation is right for you. First, though, here’s a quick look at what we do.

Now in its fourth decade, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproduction technologies (ART) have been the answer to many families’ baby prayers. However, this success has created a surplus of frozen human embryos. That surplus is estimated at 700,000 to over 1,000,000 in the United States. Many biological parents store their frozen embryos for future use. But when those parents have completed their families, they must decide what to do with their remaining embryos. Donating them to another infertile couple is an increasingly popular option. It benefits both the genetic family and the recipient family.

Embryo donation, sometimes called embryo adoption, offers embryos the potential of life. It also allows the recipient mother the chance to carry her adopted child and control the prenatal environment.

While embryo donation is not for everyone, it can be an opportunity for many who have given up hope of ever raising a child. The National Embryo Donation Center is the only non-profit, medically directed organization helping both embryo donors and recipients. Our office is in Knoxville, TN. Our cutting-edge work has garnered news coverage from national and international media outlets such as ABC’s Good Morning AmericaThe Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, BBC, CNN, The Gospel Coalition, Focus on the Family Citizen Magazine and Newsmax Magazine.

Considering embryo donation or adoption is a big decision that has both emotional and financial concerns. We invite you to browse our website, check out videos like the one below, and find answers to many of the questions you may have.

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) has accredited the NEDC. That means we hold to established standards for financial accountability and transparency. When you give to the NEDC, you can be confident your money is going directly to our mission of helping children and families through embryo donation and adoption!

NEDA

The National Embryo Donation Academy exists to educate you on the legal, medical, social work and bioethical areas of embryo donation and adoption. Learn more about the Academy and register today!

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Embryo Adoption Stories

Do you want more personal information about embryo donation and adoption? Read stories from NEDC families who have walked through this journey.

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Training Wheels

How do you tell your children about their unique adoption, or should you? The Training Wheels book will help satisfy your child’s curiosity about where they came from and reinforce your love for them.

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The National Embryo Donation Center is a leading embryo adoption nonprofit.

Embryo Adoption

Check out this quick video in which one couple explains why embryo adoption was the best choice for them. (And meet their adorable son.)

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The National Embryo Donation Center is a leading embryo adoption nonprofit.

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We work hard to guarantee embryos are placed in good homes. Help to start a family today by beginning your donation application!

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We understand your desire to complete your family, and embryo adoption allows you an adoption alternative to experience pregnancy and childbirth.

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