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Embryo adoption


the transfer of a human embryo, resulting from in-vitro fertilization, to another couple for implantation in the uterus of the adoptive mother

With embryo adoption, the agency matches the genetic parents of the embryo with the adopting couple to whom the embryo will be transferred.


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