There are many reasons why you might choose to use third-party reproduction. You may want to have a child without a partner or need medical assistance as you try to create a family of your own.
No matter your reason or personal situation, our experienced specialists are available to help you realize your dream of building a family. They offer consultation, diagnosis and treatment for a range of fertility issues.
We offer third-party reproduction as an alternative method for creating a family for both individuals and couples. Options in third-party reproduction include the use of donor embryos or a gestational carrier. We also have a robust Donor Egg Program and sperm donation and banking services.
Penn Fertility Care offers you the chance to successfully achieve pregnancy by using donor embryos. If you’ve been unsuccessful getting pregnant, either on your own or with assisted reproductive technologies with your own eggs, a donor embryo might be appropriate for you. Donor embryos can also help women who have experienced multiple pregnancy losses.
We receive donated cryopreserved embryos from patients who have gone through in vitro fertilization treatment. When these couples have completed their family, they are given the opportunity to anonymously donate their unused frozen embryos for potential use by recipient couples.
You can view the profiles of donated embryos (i.e., medical history of the donating couple) and select the embryos you would like to use. Our practice does not match you with donated embryos. We believe the embryo selection is an important and personal decision that should be made by you.
We understand that each patient faces a unique set of circumstances regarding their fertility. We offer personalized services to assist you throughout the entire donor embryo process. From initial consultation through the implantation process, our staff are available to answer your questions.
If you’re interested in donating or receiving embryos at Penn Fertility Care, please call 800-789-7366 (PENN).
Gestational carriers — women who carry a pregnancy for another person or couple — are an option available if you cannot conceive or carry a baby. They are often a close friend or relative or are someone you select with the assistance of a lawyer or gestational carrier agency.
Aside from infertility, there might be other reasons to choose a gestational carrier, including pre-existing heart or other health conditions that make pregnancy dangerous for you or your baby.
When using a gestational carrier, in vitro fertilization is used to facilitate the pregnancy. It can can be done with your eggs, sperm with donor eggs, donor embryos, or donor sperm. The carrier is not genetically linked to the baby and her assistance is limited to the reproductive process. It does not involve raising the child.
While Penn Fertility Care does not provide gestational carriers, we have extensive experience working with patients who are in need of a gestational carrier. We provide in vitro fertilization, egg donation and donor embryo services. We also work closely with agencies, legal experts and psychosocial counselors to accommodate your needs.
Assisted reproduction involving a third party requires additional considerations including medical, financial and legal issues. It may not be a traditional method to have a baby, but gestational carrier services have helped to build families around the world.