- Read about Kevin and Liz Krainman, who adopted their daughter, Sammy, as an embryo. Liz says when she learned about embryo adoption, “...something just clicked and felt right for us. I wanted to experience pregnancy, I wanted to offer love to a child who needed it. I wanted to experience birth. Embryo adoption seemed like such an interesting and unexplored path to parenthood, and it seemed like an amazing and exciting thing to be a part of.”
- Then meet Libby Kranz, the woman who donated the embryo who would become part of Kevin and Liz’s family. She and her husband Tony attempted IVF five times, each time resulting in a miscarriage. The family later went on to adopt one child and have 3 more naturally, but were left to decide what to do with the remaining IVF embryos. Libby says she didn’t want the embryos to be destroyed. “I believe they were life. I believe those were our children at some stage.”
- Finally, meet Dr. Aimee Browne, a reproductive endocrinologist and Liz Krainman’s doctor. Dr. Browne discusses the science behind embryo adoption, including the rate of success and how the embryo thawing process works. She covers a lot of frequently asked questions in one interview!
If you, like Liz Krainman, feel like embryo adoption is the right fit for building your family, you can learn more about the procedure or find an embryo adoption agency at www.embryoadoption.org.
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