In this prior post, I talked about the differences in embryo donation programs in the US and abroad. According to many people in the US who are waiting for donor embryos, it can take over a year of searching clinics to find available embryos (sometimes also called embryo adoption, although practically and legally speaking it is donation not adoption).
If you want to bypass the wait list and are open to the concept of anonymous donors, a European clinic has just alerted me that they have a few frozen embryos available. This is accurate as of today, but of course is subject to confirming availability at the time of your request.
The total price for the clinic FET fee of 2 embryos including the IVF Traveler’s treatment coordination service is just under 2600 Euro (which is around $3500 based on current exchange rates). A slight discount is available if an elective single embryo transfer (known as an eSET) is desired.
Your medication costs, local ultrasounds and travel would probably add around $1500 – $2000 to your budget (or more depending on your travel style). So, for a budget of $5000 – $5500, a frozen embryo IVF cycle abroad is possible. That is roughly about half the cost of a typical budget for a fresh donor egg IVF cycle in Europe, which is also a great affordable option for donor egg IVF.
Due to the country’s legal requirements that all donors be anonymous, the result is that all frozen embryos available are from donor eggs and donor sperm IVF cycles – which means the donors have met all applicable clinic, EU and ASRM guidelines for egg donation and sperm donation.
Available Cryopreserved Embryos
|Donor Blood Types||Colour of hair||Colour of eyes|
|0+, 0+||Blonde, light Brown||Blue, Blue|
|0+, A+||Brown, Brown||Blue, Brown|
|0+, A+||Brown, light Brown||Blue, Brown|
|A+, 0+||Blonde, light Brown||Blue, Blue|
|A+, B+||Blonde, Red||Blue, Blue|
|A+, A+||Blonde, light Brown||Blue, Brown|