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Keywords

Embryo adoption, ethics

Abstract

When parents have a baby, they are required by law and social precedent to care for the baby and provide it with a good home; unless their baby is an excess embryo produced from in vitro fertilization (IVF). Then the embryo can be abandoned to indefinite freezing. However, some families are choosing to adopt these embryos fixed in cryogenic limbo. In this article, I will look at the history and legality of embryo adoption, explain what is involved in embryo adoption, and finally expound on the ethical ramifications of choosing embryo adoption.

DOI

10.15385/jce.2009.9.1.2

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