Adoption Assistance has formed a transformative partnership with the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, Tennessee. Together, we empower families by offering an alternative method to birth a child, unlocking new possibilities through the generous gift of embryo donation.
Adoption Assistance families have the opportunity to screen and adopt embryos previously created through an in vitro fertilization cycle. These embryos are then implanted into the adoptive mother at the NEDC clinic by their highly qualified NEDC medical staff.
The NEDC’s overall pregnancy rate per transfer is 57% and its live-birth rate is 50%. You can find additional information on embryo adoption and further details on how exactly the embryo implantation process works by visiting www.embryodonation.org.
Embryo adoption: the step by step process
Decide if embryo adoption is the best option for your family.
Contact the National Embryo Donation Center and complete their application and preliminary forms
Begin the home study process.
Submit your Adoption Assistance application on line or mail/email/fax a hard copy to the Adoption Assistance office.
Upon receipt of the application, Adoption Assistance will immediately email you a pdf file containing a checklist and the documents you need to begin the process. You will also be assigned a personal Adoption Worker who will call and introduce herself within 24/48 hours.
Gather paperwork for your home study.
Complete home study visits
Submit the approved home study to the NEDC
Participate in the NEDC consultation meeting and select the embryos you wish to adopt
Follow the NEDC medical process and prepare for the embryo transfer.
Travel to Knoxville, TN for the embryo transfer
Prepare your life and home for your child as your children grows and develops
Five years ago we were blessed to use Adoption Assistance in conjunction with American Adoptions to bring our son into our home. The social worker was so kind and attentive and helped to guide our adoption process. We are blessed to still see the way Adoption Assistance continues to work to bring families together.
Adoption Assistance is amazing and helped us complete our family in 2017. We were home study approved in January of 2017 and, through the awesome networking they do with agencies and adoption attorneys, we brought our little guy home in April of the same year! Julie is outstanding and very attentive and was there with us every step of the way
There are no words to express the gratitude I have for Adoption Assistance. They are honest, hard working, detail oriented, and just simply a blessing. Lisa Mosley has worked and helped us from domestic situations to international processes. She is a joy to work with and her kindness and understanding are unmatched. Thank you Adoption Assistance!
Adoption Assistance has helped us complete multiple adoptions. They are compassionate, kind, professional and caring. They take time to answer questions and provide insight and reassurance. We have nothing but great things to say about Adoption Assistance!