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The Embryo Connection Blog

Join Patty Cassidy, Marti Bailey and Jessica Wilson on their journey of embryo donation and adoption.
Learn about the joys and struggles they encountered, and gain insight from two couples who have been experienced both portions of the process.

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Bloggers Britney Colton and Cathy Lasorsa take you through their experiences in embryo adoption as they happen - from transfer to birth! Join in on the conversation with two mothers with stories that are equally informative and uplifting.

The National Embryo Donation Center (see has created this web site as a national information clearinghouse on embryo donation and adoption.  Information gathering began with the award of the Department of Health and Human Services Embryo Donation and Adoption Clearinghouse Grant in fall 2006, and went live on-line in July, 2007.  Since that time we have continued to add new information as it becomes available.  Since fall 2008, the site has been maintained under the Embryo Donation and Adoption Awareness Grant.   

This site contains information about embryo donation and adoption, grouped by topic areas as follows:  adoption agencies, public policy, bioethics, law, news media, medical research and other resources. Lists of various entities performing embryo donation and adoption are also included.

For more information on the Public Awareness Campaign on Embryo Donation and/or Adoption, please visit us at  To ask questions, you may send us a message at Request Feedback or you may visit our blog:

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The materials available on this website have been compiled and posted by the National Embryo Donation Center, with grant support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant # EAAPA061006. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the NEDC and its partners and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

All decisions regarding the inclusion and/or exclusion of materials on this website are made by the NEDC. The Department does not endorse the NEDC's decisions regarding the selection of these materials. Summaries of the articles and case law posted on this website are prepared by the NEDC. The Department does not endorse the factual accuracy of these summaries. The lists on this website are compiled and maintained by the NEDC. The Department is not responsible for the factual accuracy of information included on these lists.

The contents of the website are for informational purposes only and are intended to educate the public on embryo donation and/or adoption. The contents of this website are not intended to be a substitute for proper medical and/or legal advice and should not be used or relied upon in such a manner. NEDC does not endorse content found on the external links. The legal issues regarding embryo donation and/or adoption vary depending upon state law and individual circumstances. For specific requests for legal advice, individuals should consult an attorney.

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