About the Donors
All donors who choose to anonymously donate through this program are thoroughly screened for infectious diseases and meet all state and federal regulations. Donors that provide embryos have also been screened for health risks including inherited disorders, mental illness, and other traits that would be undesirable to most parents. It is not possible to avoid all health risks and birth defects, but this is true for any pregnancy. Patients receive detailed information about the donors and must accept a match before moving forward with a transfer. The information packet for the donors includes their health history, family history, surgeries, and much more. Information provided in our program is similar to the information that would be provided with any egg donor program or sperm bank. This gives the recipient the opportunity to review a potential match and feel comfortable in moving forward with a pregnancy with donor embryos.
The donors waive their parental rights to the embryos and children at the time of donation. The donor embryo recipients (intended parents) become the legal parents of the donated embryos. The recipient of the donated embryos is able to experience pregnancy and birth as with any other pregnancy.
Know Your Options
Pregnancy with donated embryos may not be a good option for everyone, but for many women and their partners, it offers the opportunity to build their family without significant legal and financial burdens. Couples facing the lengthy process of adoption or high costs of infertility treatments often find pregnancy with donated embryos, or embryo adoption, an excellent alternative to donor eggs or traditional adoption. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about why using donated embryos offers such high chances of success.
Traditional Donated Embryos
Traditional donated embryos are the embryos being donated by another person or couple after they have completed their own fertility treatments. While these embryos are not part of the California Conceptions Program, California IVF Fertility Center does participate in traditional donated embryo transfers. Very few people elect to donate their embryos, and this results in many embryos being frozen for year. California IVF offers all of our IVF and donor recipient patients the option to donate their extra embryos to another person or couple. Occasionally there are embryos available for traditional donated embryo treatments.