Donor Embryo IVF/Embryo Adoption
Donor-embryo IVF, also known as embryo adoption or embryo donation, is a compelling alternative to traditional adoption. It’s a consideration for couples unable to produce eggs and sperm of high-enough quality to succeed naturally or with other IVF techniques. Donor-embryo IVF is a new and exciting final choice for couples with long-term infertility issues.
Frozen donor embryos come from local Czech citizens (usually young and healthy students). They kindly donate their eggs and sperm to help couples overcome longstanding fertility problems. As an alternative, fresh embryos can be created especially for you. Thanks to this wonderful act of generosity, Your IVF Journey patients now have the option, using our partner clinic in the Czech Republic, to conceive using healthy fresh or frozen embryos.
Donor-embryo IVF is rare and expensive in UK clinics and other countries. Compared to the bureaucracy and waiting times of traditional adoption, IVF with donor embryos is attracting considerable interest from patients seeking an alternative way to start their family.
Donor-embryo IVF – success rates
The clinic’s HCG pregnancy success rates for frozen donated embryos are almost 65% – higher than many European clinics. Considering the simple medical preparation required and the low cost of treatment, these are excellent figures. And because the 10-minute transfer is the only procedure involved (unlike standard IVF and IVF with donor eggs), you only need to stay in the Czech Republic for two days for your donor-embryo IVF treatment.
For embryo adoption using fresh eggs and donor sperm, success rates are over 73%. Like an FET, you’ll only need to come to Brno for two days. Fresh eggs cost more but, as well as a higher chance of success, you may have surplus embryos from the cycle which can be transferred at a later stage. Transfer of your leftover frozen embryos is just 320 euros.
Donor-embryo IVF – the process
To talk though the embryo adoption process, please contact us for an informal chat. If you decide to go ahead with donor-embryo IVF treatment, we’ll email you the clinic’s medical questionnaire and help you complete it. We’ll also help the clinic match you and your partner with your donors, and we’ll ask you to email us photos of yourself and your partner.
We’re often able to schedule your donor-embryo IVF transfer, whether using fresh or frozen gametes, in less than six weeks from booking. We’ll explain your medical protocol and prescription very carefully and advise on any additional tests you may need.
Most donor-embryo IVF recipients start oral stimulation drugs a few weeks before travelling. (The protocol for fresh donated embryos starts earlier as you’ll be matched, and your cycle synchronised, with a specially-selected egg donor.) We’ll let you know exactly when to take your medication, have your scans and travel out.
Don’t worry if this all sounds complicated. Becky and Ben at Your IVF Journey will explain the embryo donation process in great detail. We’re here to support you as well as to coordinate your schedule. So you can call, email or Skype us as often as you want.
Donor-embryo IVF treatment cost
€1,140 (euros) for one donated embryo (FET) Currency converter
€1,490 (euros) for one PGD-tested donated embryo (FET) Currency converter
€2,280 (euros) for two donated embryos (FET) Currency converter
€2,980 (euros) for two PGD-tested donated embryos (FET) Currency converter
€5,100 (euros) for embryo adoption using fresh eggs and donor sperm Currency converter
The price for frozen donor embryos includes your embryo transfer, donor matching, donor medical tests, embryo cryopreservation, storage and thawing, and all scans and tests on site. PGD-screened frozen embryos are tested using the advanced a-CGH technique.
Embryo adoption using fresh eggs and donor sperm is essentially the same treatment as for egg donation, plus sperm donation. See our donor-egg page for what’s included in the price.
Fertility drugs for donor-embryo IVF, whether using fresh eggs or frozen embryos, are extra. We can get you discounted rates on all your medication.
Our agency fee for donor-embryo IVF (FET) is £350. For embryo adoption using fresh eggs, our fee is £395. Whichever treatment your choose, you’ll get a host of benefits and discounts, including currency-exchange reductions, discounted hotels and fertility drugs, and half-price agency support on a subsequent attempt. For the full list of benefits, see our IVF price list
Our price guarantee
As for all treatments arranged by Your IVF Journey, we want you to succeed. If your first donor embryo IVF cycle doesn’t end in a pregnancy, we’ll halve our agency fee if you decide to have a second attempt at a fertility cycle at the clinic.