Third Party Parenting Program
Since 1988, HRC has been in the forefront of developing and expanding the option of Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy. HRC presently has one of the largest and most successful Third Party Parenting Programs in the world.
With the ability to harvest eggs from one woman and successfully implant the resulting embryos into another, realistic reproductive possibilities have opened up for couples with problems which were previously insolvable.
The introduction of third party conception has undeniably expanded parenthood capabilities to infertile couples. Egg Donation is useful for patients who have ovarian failure, surgical castration or prior chemotherapy. With Egg Donation, the father contributes genetically and the recipient mother carries the baby.
With Gestational Surrogacy, the resulting offspring is genetically related to the couple and the use of a carrier could spare the genetic mother from lifethreatening medical conditions that may be initiated or exaggerated by a pregnancy. It is also effective for patients who have undergone a hysterectomy, were exposed to DES or have a congenital absence of the uterus, but whose ovaries are preserved. In addition, patients who have had multiple miscarriages may also benefit from working with a gestational surrogate.
Over the past several years, HRC’s Third Party Parenting Program has continued to expand at a rapid pace with these services currently being used by patients from across the United States and around the world. Out-of-town patients are monitored where they live utilizing HRC’s protocols and their cycle is synchronized with either their donor or carrier, thereby reducing costs and increasing efficiency. This also reduces travel expenses and minimizes the emotional toll on patients because they spend less time away from home.
HRC is extremely focused on comprehensive medical and psychological preconception assessment and evaluation of all patients participating in our Third Party Parenting Program. This includes the screening of all egg donors and gestational surrogates along with their sexual partners, as well as the genetic parents and/or recipient couples.
HRC works with outside agencies for recruitment of donors and surrogates. These agencies provide an invaluable service to HRC and our patients in the process of recruiting and matching quality egg donors with recipient couples. Many couples who previously might have moved towards adoption are now considering Third Party Parenting Program as a viable alternative. Egg Donation allows these couples to maintain a genetic link to their child as well as control the prenatal environment.
HRC’s successful frozen embryo program greatly enhances the success and efficiency of our Third Party Parenting cycles.
For more information on the third party parenting program at HRC Pasadena or to inquire about financial information, please contact us via our online form or call us at (877) 577-5070.