Study Sheds Light On How Different Families Relate to Each Other Following Open Embryo Adoption

Press/Media: Research

Description

Experts at the University of Huddersfield are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples “adopt” embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.

Subject

The team has been examining the policies of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, operated in the USA by the organization Nightlight Christian Adoptions.  In 1997, when it discovered that thousands of human embryos were being stored in fertility clinics, this group began to connect couples who had stored embryos that they did not plan to use themselves with couples who could not conceive and it encourages them to remain in contact.

Period19 May 2017 → 22 May 2017

Media coverage

4

Media coverage

  • TitleComment: Embryo 'adoption' programme shows why donor babies need to know
    Media name/outletHer Family
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIreland
    Date22/05/17
    DescriptionExperts from the UK's University of Liverpool and University of Huddersfield have been examining the policies of the 'Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Programme', operated in the USA.
    URLhttps://www.herfamily.ie/pregnancy/comment-embryo-adoption-programme-shows-donor-babies-need-know-266771
    PersonsSteve Lui
  • TitleStudy sheds light on how different families relate to each other following open embryo adoption
    Media name/outletHealth Medicine Network
    Date20/05/17
    DescriptionExperts at the University of Huddersfield are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples “adopt” embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
    URLhealthmedicinet.com/i/study-sheds-light-on-how-different-families-relate-to-each-other-following-open-embryo-adoption/
    PersonsSteve Lui
  • Title'Adopted' embryo programme produces new style extended families
    Media name/outletDot Emirates
    Date19/05/17
    DescriptionExperts at the University of Huddersfield are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
    URLhttps://www.dotemirates.com/en/details/3439760?from=dot
    PersonsSteve Lui
  • Title'Adopted' embryo programme produces new style extended families
    Media name/outletMedical Express
    Media typeWeb
    Date19/05/17
    DescriptionExperts at the University of Huddersfield are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many cases develop a special relationship with them.
    URLhttps://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-embryo-programme-style-families.html
    PersonsSteve Lui