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Embryo Adoption: Navigating the Holidays

Embryo Adoption: Navigating the Holidays

As family and friends come together to celebrate, there often comes a mixture of emotions. You may be excited to introduce your new baby to your loved ones. Are you nervous about explaining your adoption to family members who may not be familiar with embryo adoption?

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Finding Someone “Just Like Us”

Finding Someone “Just Like Us”

We saw the embryos as children so we felt our options were donating them anonymously through a clinic or agency with no say in the choice of parents, or choose a family to place them with through an adoption program. Doing nothing or donating the embryos for science was not an acceptable alternative for us.

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Taking Time for Gratitude

Taking Time for Gratitude

Thanksgiving is the time we think about harvest celebrations with our family and friends, and our hearts leap with gratitude. But our hearts may also leap with a bit of fear. The kind of fear that comes from facing infertility during the holidays…

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Embryo Adoption Grants & Scholarships

Embryo Adoption Grants & Scholarships

Starting the journey through an embryo adoption or donation program can be very exciting, but the financial component can take people by surprise. The good news is that there are grants, scholarships, and loans out there that can help fund your fees for the adoption process, the fertility treatments, and both!

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Why Embryo Donation is Adoption

Why Embryo Donation is Adoption

November kicks off the start of National Adoption Month, where adoption agencies and families celebrate the beauty of adoption. However, embryo adoption is often overlooked. Why is it not considered a form of adoption even though thousands of families have participated in it for years?

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Trauma within Embryo Adoption

Trauma within Embryo Adoption

Adoption trauma describes the trauma connected to being separated from one’s birth family. Either at the moment of birth or at another point during primitive years. However, because children born through embryo adoption are not separated from their birth family, the exact same type of trauma does not necessarily apply…

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

It is important not only for our society to recognize and give voice to this type of loss, but also for those who have experienced it to allow themselves to grieve and to honor the child or children they have lost.

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How to Talk to Your Snowflake about Their Origins

How to Talk to Your Snowflake about Their Origins

It is natural to be curious about our genetic origins. For adoptees, it can open up a completely new world by answering questions, and filling in the gaps. Unless, the adopted person does not know that they are adopted…

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A New Life Born from Loss

A New Life Born from Loss

“These remaining embryos are lives that need a chance to be loved. I would never minimize a couple’s desire to have biological children, but if your situation prevents you from that, embryo adoption is a miraculous process that allows you to give birth to your adopted child.”

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Five Things You Learn When Donating Embryos

Five Things You Learn When Donating Embryos

You have decided to take the plunge and donate your embryos to another family! You may think the process is simple: Choose a program, speak with a representative, sign some papers, done! There is so much more to donating embryos than some families initially realize.

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Five Things You Learn When Adopting Embryos

Five Things You Learn When Adopting Embryos

Embryo adoption can sometimes feel like riding a bike. You learn a little bit about it and learn some more, but by the end of your journey, you will be zooming on by. There is a lot to learn, but is there anything unexpected you should know about?

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Grieving the Inability to Carry Your Genetic Child

Grieving the Inability to Carry Your Genetic Child

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. After countless clinic appointments, testing, and fertility treatments, being told you’re unlikely to have a genetic child can be heartbreaking. Many families facing infertility do not realize the importance of grieving the genetic child you can never have before pursuing adoption or other forms of family building.

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