For couples, or single women, who need help building a family, the Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology offers the following third party reproductive services:
We are proud to be in our 16th year of offering in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donated eggs for women who cannot provide their own eggs for their infertility treatment, due to:
The chance of achieving a pregnancy with donated eggs exceeds 60 percent.
Egg donation offers couples the ability to have:
Recipients of donor eggs for IVF must:
Women 45 years or older will be required to obtain medical clearance.
Gestational surrogacy (sometimes referred to as “host uterus” or “gestational carrier”) may be appropriate for some couples who can provide their own eggs and sperm (or are willing to use a donor), but do not have a normal uterus to transfer the embryos to.
Gestational surrogacy is an appropriate option for women who have:
The Center does not recruit gestational surrogates.
Couples requiring the assistance of a gestational surrogate can find a carrier from:
Surrogates need to meet stringent criteria regarding their reproductive and medical histories, as well as being emotionally healthy and having good support systems.
The Center provides medical services and pre-conception psychological screening for the intended parents and the surrogate and her partner, if she has one.
Embryo donation is a small, but growing, program at the Center.
Couples who have completed their families, but have remaining embryos, may choose to donate them anonymously to couples who are willing to receive them, and for whom this option is medically appropriate.
Ideal candidates for embryo donation are those in need of both donated eggs and donated sperm, or single women who are beyond the normal reproductive age range.
All couples considering family building via donated embryos are counseled regarding this unique choice.
Eligibility for donation of embryos includes factors such as:
Donor couples give this very precious gift after:
Recipients of donated embryos gain the opportunity to:
Single women, or couples who have severe male factor problems or inability to produce sperm, may choose to use donor sperm to achieve a family.
Semen samples are obtained through one of several sperm banks, accredited by the American Tissue Bank, and registered with the FDA.
Pregnancy may be achieved using donor sperm samples through intrauterine insemination, or by in vitro fertilization (IVF) when indicated.
As with all third party reproductive arrangements, we recommend and offer counseling.