October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a nationally recognized day that began in 1988 as a way to offer families time to remember the babies they have lost. Families around the world who have suffered from the loss of a pregnancy or infant are encouraged to light a candle on October 15th at 7pm to create a continuous wave of light around the world in remembrance of those lives lost.

Unfortunately, those involved in the embryo adoption process aren’t exempt from this pain. While the success rate for frozen embryo transfers is actually slightly higher than from a fresh cycle of in vitro fertilization, the process is not foolproof and some adoptive mothers have experienced the grief of losing a pregnancy.

Of course, embryo adoption does lead to a happy ending for many people. Families have found embryo adoption to be a successful alternative way to become parents after their own painful losses.

Meet J.V. and Cathy, a couple who chose embryo adoption after a series of miscarriages that doctors couldn’t explain:

You can learn more about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, as well as find resources for grieving the loss of a pregnancy or infant, at October15th.com. Learn more about embryo adoption at EmbryoAdoption.org.

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