Embryo adoption treatment

This treatment, also called embryo donation, allows the adoption of high-quality embryos donated by other patients who have already fulfilled their dream of starting a family.

Thanks to advances in reproductive medicine, it is now possible to devitrify embryos with a survival rate of almost 100%. Therefore, embryo adoption has become an effective reproductive solution for patients who wish to have access to quality embryos without undergoing ovarian stimulation. It also speeds up treatment duration and avoids additional emotional and financial strain.

What are the advantages of embryo adoption?

  • It does not require prior hormonal stimulation to obtain oocytes or generate embryos.
  • Possibility of transferring in a natural cycle in cases where the patient wishes to avoid taking medication or considerably reduce the amount of medication required.
  • Total anonymity of the donation, stipulated by Spanish legislation.
  • Adoption of high-quality embryos from donors or patients whose fertility has been proven.
  • A simpler and more agile process, as it involves fewer visits to the clinic.
  • The total cost is significantly reduced.
Percentage of pregnancies of this treatment that we have in IVF-Life

Embryo adoption step-by-step

The patient receives oestrogens and progesterone for 10-12 days to achieve an appropriate endometrial thickness that will help implantation to succeed.

The embryos are stored in our cryopreservation tanks. In order to choose the most suitable embryos for each patient, they are selected according to genetic criteria, such as skin colour, for example.

The day of the embryo transfer is a very important moment within the fertility treatment.

Beforehand, the medical team, together with the patient, will decide how many embryos are to be transferred and on the same day as the embryo transfer, the devitrification is carried out.

The Spanish fertility society limits the number of embryos to three, but our technique and recommendation is to transfer only one embryo.

For whom is it indicated?

Heterosexual couples in which both have fertility problems.

Single women with insufficient or poor quality ovarian reserve.

Female couples when oocytes of neither women can be used.

In cases of genetic incompatibility.

In cases of Implantation failures or repeated miscarriages.

*Spanish Law 14/2006 provides in section 4.b donation for reproductive purposes as one of the possible options for cryopreserved pre-embryos remaining from a reproductive treatment.

*The viability of the treatment depends on the medical diagnosis.