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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Adoption of Embryos

From Time:

As the use of IVF to treat infertility rises rapidly—more than 154,000 cycles were performed in 2011, compared with roughly 146,000 in 2010, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology—couples are often faced with the agonizing decision of what to do with their leftover embryos. Do they donate them, give them to research, discard them or leave them in storage indefinitely?

In theory, embryo donation seems like the ideal solution: You have embryos you don’t want. Other people desperately want them. But of course, it’s hard to for many couples to get past knowing that someone else would be raising their biological children (or their siblings unknowingly mating with them—a risk known as “accidental incest”).

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I've never heard of this before.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Sep 28, 2013 2:58:28 PM

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