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Find your embryos on Craigs List!
CMR ^ | May 12, 2012 | Rebecca Taylor

Posted on 05/15/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT by NYer

What do you do when you have created 18 extra IVF embryos and you don't want to destroy them or give them away to just anyone?  You put them on Craigslist of course!  From WhoTV.com:

After struggling for years to have children the McCrea family had their prayers answered, and then some, thanks to In Vitro Fertilization. Now the family is sharing their extra blessings....

Deb had nearly signed on the dotted line to donate those leftover 18 embryos to a fertility clinic, but something just didn’t seem right.

“When my daughter was born, I went months and months just thinking I just don`t want to sign, I`m just not ready to sign them yet,” Deb explained, “I don`t want to give up that right to see pictures of that child and compare that child to ours, and see what they would have looked like and if they`re healthy and happy, so I always kind of pushed them to the side on the counter.”

So Deb took matters into her own hands, with the goal of fulfilling her other dream of surrogacy- in a different way.

“One day I was just looking on Craigslist and I saw that they had a discussion forum, “ said Deb McCrea, “and I thought why don`t I look on here and see if there`s anybody that`s in that process right now that might be interested in donating and having more of an open adoption of the embryos.”

Just hours after posting, Deb received her first response from a lady in San Francisco, and the interest kept growing from there.

“I think one thing that surprised me was how many people that there really are out there that are looking for something like this. So it really surprised me the response she got after she posted that,” said Kevin McCrea.

Deb then drew up paperwork detailing how this “open adoption” would work. The couple receiving the embryos would be required to give the McCrea’s a picture and update on the child or children every year. Ideally, the McCrea’s would like to be involved in the children’s lives as much as possible.... 

The McCrea’s have chosen 2 couples, one in Chicago and one in Florida, and have given them 9 embryos each. The couple in Florida is planning a pregnancy try on May 10th and the couple in Chicago is planning for some time in June.
Imagine knowing that your biological parents made way too many offspring in a lab, didn't want you themselves and so found some adoptive parents for you on Craigslist.  And it's Catholics who have crazy ideas about procreation?

Hat tip: BioEdge

Rebecca Taylor blogs at Mary Meets Dolly


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: adoption; ivf; law

1 posted on 05/15/2012 1:55:16 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
The problem with all of these selfish, medical "advances" is that they provide a solution for the infertile couple and totally disregard the emotional needs of the child. The Catholic Church explains it best:

IVF violates the rights of the child: it deprives him of his filial relationship with his parental origins and can hinder the maturing of his personality.

The moral status of in vitro fertilization (IVF) Biology and method

As an adoptee and parent of an adopted child, let me assure those who may shun such objections as nonsense, that the Catholic Church, once again, touches on the truth. Every human being has a right to know his/her biological parents. The woman in the above story comments that she and her husband passed along their "looks"; hence her curiosity in following her offspring through life. These parents also passed on their DNA. To fully comprehend the importance of this, think of all the times you visited a doctor's office and were asked: "Is there a history of ..... in your family?"

Donating one's embryos is probably viewed as selfless. From the perspective of the child, however, the view is one of selfishness.

2 posted on 05/15/2012 2:04:45 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

“Donating one’s embryos is probably viewed as selfless. From the perspective of the child, however, the view is one of selfishness.”

So you propose letting the children die without a chance of being born?


3 posted on 05/15/2012 2:31:17 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: NYer

Here’s where the optimist in me has to chime in:
Imagine parents who loved and wanted you so much that even though you were just an embryo -— which the pro-abortion folks say is nothing at all -— they wanted to make absolutely sure that you had a real chance for life instead of signing you away to “whatever”. In fact, they will consider you their child for their lifetime even though you grew in another womb and live with another family. Imagine knowing that there are two other people besides the parents you love and live with that love you as well.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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To: NYer

While they shouldn’t have made so many embryos, giving the kids a chance at life as people instead of a stem cell culture was the more humane choice.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: TheThirdRuffian
So you propose letting the children die without a chance of being born?

Of course not. You have caved to the mindset that ivf is a normal aspect of reproduction. It is not. On the contrary, it creates situations, such as this, where human life is degenerated into a commodity, like selling a car or sofa or, in this case, donating it to a "worthwhile cause". Try standing in those shoes and consider how you would feel growing up knowing that your parents gave you away.

6 posted on 05/15/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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"Try standing in those shoes and consider how you would feel growing up knowing that your parents gave you away"......... WOULD FEEL EXTREMELY LUCKY to be given the chance to live a life rather than remain in limbo or thrown away in the trash. Any child understanding the circumstances of their existence should feel blessed.
7 posted on 05/15/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: LTC.Ret; tbw2
You both seem to have missed the point. IVF should be outlawed. The procedure was developed to provide a solution for those couples who could not conceive through natural means. I know this is a challenge for anyone who has not been through the emotional agony of infertility, but please try to step back from the process and look at the full picture. To produce one child, doctors administer drugs to the woman to encourage multiple ovulation. Through artificial means, they cull the eggs produced. Then, through (once again) artificial means, the eggs are mixed with the husband's sperm in a petri dish. After this, the 'successfully' fertilized eggs are scrutinized for viability. The couple must then decide on how many 'fertilized eggs' they wish to be implanted.

Problem one: Someone must decide which egg is to be implanted and which are to be frozen.

Oftentimes, to ensure gestation, doctors will recommend implanting more than one fertilized egg. From this we have seen octomom and, more recently a couple that successfully conceived triplets but mom only wanted one so she decided to abort the other two ... again, a doctor's decision as to which one would survive and which two would be aborted. After IVF we became pregnant with triplets, but my wife wanted two of the babies aborted

In those situations, like this couple, where the number of successfully fertilized eggs exceeds the number to be implanted, only one is randomly chosen by the doctor while the others are frozen for "future use".

Your analogy is similar to those who "rescue" dogs from the mall stores. In paying the big bucks to ensure the poor puppy has a home, one is encouraging the puppy miller to continue the process of poor breeding.

Again .. in none of the above scenarios are the emotional needs of the child ever taken into consideration. Growing up without a clear understanding of one's inherited DNA is very problematic and life threatening. The IVF process needs to be dismantled.

8 posted on 05/15/2012 3:34:16 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

“Try standing in those shoes and consider how you would feel growing up knowing that your parents gave you away.”

Those are my shoes.

I feel lucky to not be aborted and blessed to have been adopted by me REAL family who raised me.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 3:43:15 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Again, you missed the point. The process of IVF should be abandoned. There is absolutely nothing natural about it.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 3:47:07 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

Again, you missed the point. The process of IVF should be abandoned. There is absolutely nothing natural about it.


No, I didn’t miss the point...just trying to see a positive from a negative. And yes, I agree with you. Many processes going on in this world should be done away with.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 6:34:56 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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