Health & FitBaby born through embryo donation years after being frozen, stored

17:50  03 september  2019
17:50  03 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Many biological parents store their frozen embryos for future use. But when those parents have While embryo donation is not for everyone, it can be an opportunity for many who have given up hope of The National Embryo Donation Center is the only non-profit, medically directed organization

A baby has been born after becoming the longest- frozen embryo after being cryopreserved for 24 years . When Tina Gibson and her husband Benjamin It’s also believed that the number of births by embryo donation - meaning that cryopreserved embryos have been donated to other couples - is

A Colorado couple welcomed their son this spring three years after he was part of a batch of remaining embryos donated by another couple who had decided their family was complete.

Baby born through embryo donation years after being frozen, stored© SWNS via Fox News

“It feels a little like Alex was waiting for us, frozen for three years,” Michele To, of Arvada, told SWNS of her infant son. “It’s kind of neat.”

Alex joins an older brother, Lathan, who was also conceived via in vitro fertilization in June 2013, but was the only viable embryo the Tos had. When it came time to give him a sibling, after a failed round of IVF using their own eggs and sperm, they considered traditional adoption but then saw an advertisement for a process called “embryo adoption.”

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Baby Emma Wren Gibson born on November 25, 2017 National Embryo Donation Center. In the beginning, embryos created through IVF were implanted in the womb right away. Embryo - freezing technology has changed considerably in the last 25 years , and different freezing techniques require

Last month, a baby was born in Tennessee resulting from an embryo that was frozen for 24 years to a mother who was 25 years old at the time the An embryo frozen on Oct. 14, 1992, was donated to the National Embryo Donation Center, where, in March 2017, it was adopted, thawed and implanted

“When couples have extra embryos when their family is complete they have a decision to make,” Michelle To told SWNS. “They can donate the embryos to other couples, they can donate them to science or they can destroy them.”

While the process is referred to as “embryo adoption,” it legally does not qualify as such. The term adoption in the U.S. applies only to the placement of a child after they are born.

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported there were an estimated 284,385 assistive reproductive technology (ART) cycles attempted in the U.S., resulting in 78,052 live-born infants. The CDC said the main type of ART reported in the U.S. is IVF, with an estimated 1.7 percent of all children born in the U.S. each year being conceived through ART.

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Emma Wren Gibson was born on November 25 from an embryo that was cryogenically frozen 24 years ago, CNN reported. Emma's parents, Tina and Benjamin Gibson, chose embryo adoption after realizing they were unable to have children. The Gibsons selected Emma after viewing around 300

Baby born from embryo frozen 24 years ago 02:37. Story highlights. Sommerfelt said the birth is "pretty exciting considering how long the embryos had been frozen ." "We are big advocates of embryo donation and embryo adoption." If you want to donate an embryo , it will handle the details

However, the process of IVF can result in unused embryos, which are then stored for potential later use. For couples like the Tos, the option to choose an embryo based on genetics while also getting to experience pregnancy is appealing. Their first attempt with a donated embryo in March 2018 failed, but the second round in July resulted in a healthy pregnancy.

“I got to experience the bond that comes with nursing and I got to carry Alex inside me for nine months and that was very special,” Michele To told SWNS.

The Tos said they plan to be open and honest with their son about his family history, and that they are in communication with his genetic family via email.


The Tos also said they are hopeful about expanding their family again through embryo adoption and would choose an embryo genetically related to Alex.

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