Why Choose Embryo Adoption Through the Snowflakes Program?
This essay was written by Kimberly Tyson, Vice President of the Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program. The Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program has been successfully helping families with remaining embryos from their IVF match with an adoptive family of their choice for...
Embryo Adoption: A Perfect Storm
It was a long, hard, and at times scary journey; but when I look at my beautiful son, I know that it was all worth it.
Embryo Adoption: Methods for Matching
Are you interested in donating your embryos or are you interested in adopting your embryos? The first thing you need to do is figure out how to find each other. What types of matching systems are available when it comes to donating and receiving embryos? More than one, it turns out.
Mental Health & Embryo Adoption: Dispelling the Myths
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of individuals struggle with mental illness. In fact, 57.8 million adults around the world struggled with some sort of disease of the brain in 2021. Families who are donating their embryos are no exception to this statistic.
The Journey through Embryo Adoption & Donation: Chapter 10
Embryo adoption is truly a unique way for a child to join a family. How do you tell a child about this?
Supporting Friends on Mother’s Day
Infertility has far-reaching effects, even going as far to alter one’s relationship with others. Women may avoid baby showers, children’s birthday parties, or even just spending time with a pregnant family member or friend, because they desperately want a child and it hurts.
What if My Embryos Were Created with Donated Eggs?
When it comes to your embryo adoption, it is important that your child find out from you about their conception, not from their future genetic siblings.
Five Dangerous Infertility Myths
All too often, we are subjected to a wide-range of misinformation online about infertility, which spreads from the misconceptions, half-truths, anecdotes, and downright myths.
The Journey through Embryo Adoption & Donation: Chapter 9
There are many misconceptions about what open embryo adoption means. It means the two parties come to a mutual agreement about what future communications will be.
Embryo Donation: Blessed to be Part of Their Miracle
They were not taking my family away from me. They were the parents that were meant to raise these children. Rob and I were blessed to be a part of their miracle.
The Journey through Embryo Adoption & Donation: Chapter 8
Is a Home Study for Embryo Adoption Necessary? The home study is a required step in any adoption process. It protects the donor family, the adoptive family, and especially the children. It is 80% educational, 20% evaluation. Completing a home study for an embryo...
National Sibling Day
Infertility does not exclusively occur with couples who are trying to start a family for the first time. Some are still facing infertility, even after a successful pregnancy. They may desperately wish to give their child a sibling but find it more difficult than they realized…
Red Flags of Embryo Adoption Self-Matching
When most families begin to dig more seriously into embryo adoption and donation. Many roads are open on this journey. One of them is to self-match using an online or social media platform.
The Journey through Embryo Adoption & Donation: Chapter 7
For families considering their options when it comes to infertility, it is natural to have some worries. One of the biggest hurdles facing many families is the cost.
Fertility Isn’t Funny: How Pregnancy Jokes Can Hurt
While for some people the joke is innocent enough, for others who are facing infertility (especially women), that fake announcement comes across as insensitive and hurtful—almost like a punch to the stomach.