Is egg donation or surrogacy an option?
The Cleveland Clinic offers both services. Egg donation may be considered by couples who are unlikely to have success with in vitro because the woman does not produce enough healthy eggs. We will work with couples utilizing all options for obtaining donor eggs including known donors, anonymous donors, donor egg agencies and egg sharing.
Surrogacy is available for women who produce an adequate number of healthy eggs but have no uterus, a damaged uterus or a medical condition that precludes carrying a pregnancy safely. While the technology for both of these programs is readily available, it is essential that couples be comfortable with the use of “third party reproduction” before proceeding with these programs.