What if I’m adopting a child?
You can still bank your baby’s cord blood if you are adopting! The enrollment process is the same except that the birth mother, if available, will be the one to fill out the medical history forms and she will be one providing a maternal blood sample to be tested for infectious diseases. That’s it!
Often times, adoptive parents do not know the family medical history of their child’s biological parents or they know that a biological parent or sibling will not be available down the road if their baby ever needs a stem cell transplant. So, they choose cord blood banking to guarantee the best possible chance for their child to have a matching stem cells, should they ever need them in the future.