This collection includes philosophical articles of varying length discussing the bioethical issues, dilemmas, and debates surrounding embryo donation and adoption. The majority of the material is from Roman Catholic periodicals, simply because most of the debate has been carried on in these venues. Other perspectives include secular authors writing about the bioethical issues in medical journals. Full texts of any of the articles are available on request.



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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