Friday, January 18, 2013

Embryo Adoption (Australia)

So although I feel like a veteran on all things infertility related I don't know much about Embryo Adoption.  I have read other blogs about people pursuing adopting embryos and others where people have discussed generously donating them but I don't know the process. Are there embryo banks? Do you have to know the donors? Do the donors select you? What are the fees? To be honest I hadn't even heard of it before using my sister's eggs.  Anyways, I have a friend who has just found out that she can't have children the conventional way (well who can these day!) so I mentioned this might be an option for her but I have limited information to give her.
Also does anyone live in Australia? My girlfriend is living in Perth and  I feel like every country has slightly different rules and regulations when dealing with fertility. It would be great to hear some of the ins and outs of the Australian fertility system
Thanks in advance!

P.S. If anyone reads any blogs that are Infertility related and from Australia could you please leave the blog address
P.P.S If you read any blogs that are pursuing Embryo Adoption or Egg Donor could you all post their blog address, although I follow some it would be great to have as much possible support for my friend

7 comments:

  1. Just a tiny bit of info to share. Sorry to hear what your friend is going through. My acupuncturist did her OB.GYN rotation in Australia and NZ. She said that their health system will cover two IVF attempts for any woman who needs it, and they are required to do a single embryo transfer. Just a little info, but thats what I know!

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    1. That's very helpful and more than I knew. I should have moved back to Australia!

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  2. Here are a few links you might want to check out:
    http://www.novasans.com/embryo-donation/australia/
    http://www.nightlight.org/embryo-donation-australia/
    http://www.embryoadoption.org/

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca, very helpful!!!

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  3. We adopted embryos here in the US from a family we met in blogland for #2. :) Does she blog?

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  4. We have a son through embryo adoption in the US.

    As for Australia...I have followed a blog for some time now. She's pregnant via IVF after several unsuccessful transfers, but considered embryo adoption. She may be a good contact or resource:

    http://ladygreyhope.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Lara, very helpful! I will refer my friend to your blog and your friends.

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