About Atlantic Shared Beginnings

About Us

Atlantic Shared Beginnings’ Story

Atlantic Shared Beginnings offers pathways to pregnancy and family building to those who need the help of donor eggs or donor embryos fertilized by partner sperm or donor sperm.

We feel privileged with one of the most rewarding professional endeavors–helping individuals and couples achieve their dream of building a family.

Our partnership with Atlantic Reproductive Medicine makes us uniquely positioned to offer the best in pregnancy and family-building programs to those needing donor eggs to grow their families.This partnership also results in the highest screening of egg donors and the best medical services for our donors and recipients.

All of our egg donors undergo their donor stimulation and retrieval cycles at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine under the supervision of our highly qualified and experienced physicians.

All Atlantic Shared Beginnings embryos are created in our state-of-the-art embryology lab at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine with the expertise of our highly experienced embryologists.

Our agency is in the same building as Atlantic Reproductive Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina. We serve patients from all over the state, region, country, and the world.


What Makes Atlantic Shared Beginnings’ Donor Program Different from Other Donor Agencies?

  • Top-tier Egg Donor Services: Experience the very best in egg donor services delivered by a team of highly experienced medical professionals consisting of both doctors and nurses.
  • Fully Screened Egg Donors: ASB’s egg donors undergo comprehensive medical and psychological testing to ensure the highest quality eggs before matching. This is not the case at most agencies. 
  • Smooth Coordination: Experience seamless coordination between your trusted doctor and your egg donor agency.
  • Personalized Donor Care: ASB provides excellent, personalized care and coordination for both our patients and our donors.
  • Peace of Mind: Rest easy knowing that you and your donor are in the very best of hands, receiving individualized, tailored, and exceptional care. Your care and peace of mind is our priority.

The History of Atlantic Reproductive Medicine and Atlantic Shared Beginnings

Atlantic Reproductive Medicine was founded by physicians David Walmer, MD, and Susannah Copland, MD in 2012 to help patients with fertility challenges.

These physician-scientists wanted to provide the best-tailored, evidence-based treatment plans using the most up-to-date technologies to help individuals and couples achieve their dream of overcoming their fertility challenges to start or grow their families. They focused on providing a very personalized, relationship-based approach to caring for their fertility patients.

Atlantic Shared Beginnings was founded to help those patients who cannot use their own eggs to start their families or in the case of male couples, need an egg to start a family.

Atlantic Shared Beginnings works with these patients to create their own embryos. Recipients will choose an egg donor from ASB’s highly-screened pool. The fresh eggs selected from the chosen donor can be fertilized by a partner sperm or a donor sperm. As a recipient, you are matched with your chosen egg donor who is cycling for your batch of eggs.

Is Atlantic Shared Beginnings an Egg Bank?

Atlantic Shared Beginning is not an Egg Bank. Atlantic Shared Beginnings is committed to helping recipients create their own embryos that match their unique family needs. We only work with fresh egg donors selected by our intended parents.

Does Atlantic Shared Beginnings have a Sperm Bank?

Atlantic Shared Beginning does not have a Sperm Bank. Atlantic Shared Beginnings is committed to helping recipients create their own embryos that match their unique family needs. After choosing a fresh egg donor, intended parents use their partner’s sperm or can select sperm from one of our approved sperm banks, California Cryo Bank and Seattle Sperm Bank, to fertilize their eggs.

Atlantic Shared Beginnings’ Programs

Begin learning about our different program options using fresh donor eggs and donor/donor embryos below, and then explore all of our website pages to learn everything about us.

We welcome your questions by email, and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you during a complimentary consultation.

Which Program is Right for You?


Embryo Programs

With our Embryo Creation program, intended parent(s) create their desired embryo by selecting an egg donor from Atlantic’s egg donor database and a sperm donor from one of our partnering sperm banks.

Fresh Egg Donor

Fresh Donor Egg Program

With our Fresh Egg Donor Program, intended parent(s) select an egg donor from Atlantic’s egg donor database. The donor will go through an egg donation cycle to create embryos with either the intended parent’s sperm or donor sperm.

Frozen Egg Donor

Frozen Donor Egg program

With our Frozen Egg Donor Program, intended parents have two program options:  selection of 8 mature frozen eggs or 12 mature frozen eggs. Embryology fees and PGT-A testing are separate costs paid to Atlantic Reproductive Medicine.

We Are Here to Answer Your Questions

Email us any questions you would like us to answer via email. We will reply within two business days.

Ready for a complimentary consultation to discuss your unique needs and which program might be right for you?

Our Team at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine and Atlantic Shared Beginnings is honored to meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ patients. There are many different pathways to parenthood and we are here to help you find the one that is right for you.

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