Sometimes, in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients have cryopreserved embryos they wish to donate to someone else for reproduction. Intended parents may learn of this through their fertility center, online communities, connections within their own circle of friends and family, or embryo donation centers. If you locate embryos through your doctor or a donation center, the donor might have donated them to the facility and waived all of their rights. However, in any situation where the donor still maintains right to the embryos, there must be a written contract between you and your donors to, among other things, resolve rights to the embryos. It is best practice, and may also be required by the facility to have independent representation and a psychological consultation. There are a few states that have laws about embryo donation, and they must be identified and followed if applicable to you.