If you have children, you know what a gift they are to your family. Yet there are thousands who struggle with infertility issues year after year. Families who longed for the laughter of a child in their home found their answer in embryo adoption.

Of course, this would not be possible without the amazing individuals who choose become embryo donors.

Once a couple has completed their family through IVF, they often find they have remaining embryos. At first, they may not know what to do, but once they hear of how they can give them an opportunity at life, while helping another family on their journey to parenthood, they are moved to place their remaining embryos for adoption. They appreciate the lives they have created, while also feeling for others who have not been so fortunate.

The couple then begin the process to find adoptive parents for the remaining embryos. These individuals set aside any apprehension they may feel for the greater good. Recalling the rollercoaster ride of emotions they experienced when yearning for a baby, yet encountering an unexpected struggle trying to make it a reality.

Embryo donors should be praised for blessing others with their good favor and sharing this incredible gift of love and life. Let us celebrate them for it is the perfect time to give thanks for those who place their remaining embryos for adoption, as November is National Adoption Month.

Perhaps you have completed your family building. Do you have remaining embryos that you are no longer able to bring to term for one reason or another?

Make a difference this November, and create your own legacy. Help someone build his or her family by giving the gift of lifer. Join the celebration and experience the appreciation for yourself.

To find out more about embryo donation or adoption, visit EmbryoAdoption.org.