The holidays are a time of excitement. Stores are bustling, shoppers are busy and there is a sense of anticipation in the air as we prepare for the holidays with friends, family, food and gift giving. In the back of your mind, you think again about your frozen embryos sitting in storage…

Is this the season to give the ultimate gift of a family to those who cannot have a family themselves?

Perhaps you are unable to use all of the embryos you have created using IVF, and now the thought of discarding them or donating them to science does not seem like the right choice anymore. But there are other choices—gifting them to another family! Embryo donation allows families who have completed their family give their remaining embryos to another family so they may complete their family like you! You created the embryos in the first place to hopefully become a living, breathing baby. You can still choose life for your embryos!

The holidays are a reminder that family and kindness are of utmost importance. Seeing loved one’s faces light up from an exciting gift is often more gratifying that receiving a gift yourself. Embryo donation through an adoption agency empowers you to have a choice in the family who received your gift of embryos. You may also opt to donate through your fertility clinic’s donation program. You may even know of someone personally who would love to achieve a pregnancy using donated embryos. Choose to give the greatest gift of life to not only a family, but your embryos.

To learn more about embryo donation and adoption, visit EmbryoAdoption.org.

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