Atlantic Shared Beginnings’ Donor/Donor Transfer Ready Embryos Pathway allows you to create an embryo profile that fits your family: you select both your egg donor and your sperm donor. This pathway allows you to obtain donor/donor embryos without travel, as we protect your safety during these uncertain times. Your chosen embryos can be shipped directly to your local fertility clinic, eliminating the need for travel. This program also allows the possibility of multiple genetically related siblings for recipients hoping for a larger family.
Once you are accepted, you will choose an egg donor from our online database. Full donor profiles are available with childhood and current photos.
When an egg donor is chosen, patients will then choose from compatible sperm donors. Compatibility is based based on expanded carrier screening from both donors. Donors can be selected from the comfort of your own home. The donor eggs will be fertilized and when embryos are available, the patient can begin the shipping process to their clinic.
Donor/Donor frozen embryos may be available for immediate transfer. Click here to request your initial consultation during which you can ask about immediately available Donor/Donor frozen embryos.
How does Pathway 5 work?
What if no embryos develop with the fertilization?
Do I get to see photos of the donors?
You will know a lot about your donors, but you will not know their names or be able to contact them. See our Donor and Recipient Anonymity Page to learn more about this important topic.
Can I use my husband's or partner's sperm?
Pathway 1 – Fresh Donor Egg Transfer Pathway
Pathway 2 – Donor Egg Cohort Pathway (6 egg cohort)
Pathway 4 – Crossover Pathway (up to 2 6 egg cohorts)
Can I use my own egg donor?
Can I use the same egg donor for all embryos?
I would like to do genetic testing on my embryos, is this an option?
Can I buy more eggs/ embryos from my donor?
I do not live in North Carolina; can I still participate in this pathway?
Can I transfer more than one embryo?
The transfer of the embryo to the womb for pregnancy, and the transfer of the embryos from our clinic to your clinic.
Pathway 5, because it is specifically designed for transfer to a clinic local to you, does not include embryo transfer to womb in the pricing.
As for transferring two embryos to the womb for twins, for the safety of the mother or surrogate, we only recommend one embryo implantation at a time.
Since Pathway 5 is especially designed for families wanting multiple children, you will have the number of embryos you request, for future implantation, once shipped to your local fertility clinic.
Can I have my embryos shipped to my local clinic?
My insurance has fertility coverage, might it cover any of the fees?
Can I use my own donor sperm?
To use your own donor sperm we offer three pathways: Pathways 2, 3 and 4. See our forthcoming Pathway Decision Tree graph for details.
How are embryos in the Donor/Donor Transfer Ready Pathway chosen?
After your initial consultation, you will be given temporary access to our online databases. When you sign up for this Shared Beginnings pathway you will be given the time you need to review our egg donor database as well as compatible sperm donors, to create a profile that fits your family.
Occasionally, we have a limited number of Donor/Donor frozen embryos available, something we will discuss during your initial consultation.
If you haven’t yet requested your free, no-obligation initial consultation, please d0.
What if I only want one embryo?
For a single embryo, consider our Pathway 3 for a single embryo, that comes with a pregnancy or up to three transfers at Atlantic Medical Reproductive Specialists; or alternatively, you could try Pathway 1 which includes 1 transfer. For pricing comparisons, see our Pathway Pricing page.