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Remember to be Thankful for Embryo Adoption

Remember to be Thankful for Embryo Adoption

If your life has been touched by embryo adoption, whether you adopted embryos or donated them to another family, this can be a great time to think back to all the good you have received through the past year that this unique family building option has brought you and your family.

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God Painted Our Picture

God Painted Our Picture

There were days that I wasn’t sure we would share our lives with one child… God knows how to paint a beautiful picture, and I know that our family’s picture is still being painted.

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Mental Health Concerns in Embryo Adoption

Mental Health Concerns in Embryo Adoption

Studies show that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have experienced a mental illness at some point in their lives. It is important to recognize that your own family likely also has mental health conditions somewhere in the family tree. Your donor family will be no different.

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The History of National Adoption Month

The History of National Adoption Month

November is known as National Adoption Month! What started as an initiative to increase national awareness of the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system has since branched out to include all forms of adoption, including embryo adoption!

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Embryo Donation: The Selfless Choice

Embryo Donation: The Selfless Choice

Making the decision of what to do with their remaining embryos was harder than the decision to pursue IVF. After doing research, they found the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.

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Fertility After Breast Cancer

Fertility After Breast Cancer

Even if fertility preservation was discussed before cancer treatment, sometimes resulting in cryopreserving embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or choosing embryo donation or adoption, pursuing pregnancy is not always an easy decision.

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The Emotional Toll of Pregnancy Loss

The Emotional Toll of Pregnancy Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Pregnancy loss is common (about 1 in 4 known pregnancies end in miscarriage) and every pregnancy loss is different. There is no right or wrong way to feel.

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Embryo Adoption is Not Plan B

Embryo Adoption is Not Plan B

I truly believe adoption is not second best or ‘Plan B.’ We learned that the embryos we had chosen to adopt were made before Brent and I had even met one another! So all those years ago, our family was already growing.

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Five Tips for Completing an Adoption Home Study

Five Tips for Completing an Adoption Home Study

When considering different embryo adoption and donation organizations, you will find that some will require an adoption home study or evaluation. Many families do wonder how they can complete it as fast as possible! Here are five tips you can use to complete your home study in record time!

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Instagram and the Infertility Comparison Game

Instagram and the Infertility Comparison Game

Instagram has given the infertility community a place to connect, encourage, and vent their frustrations with a group of people who actually understand and have been there, done that. However, with community comes comparison. After seeing other accounts’ and individuals’ updates on their progress, uncomfortable thoughts may creep in…

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PCOS & Embryo Adoption

PCOS & Embryo Adoption

Have you been diagnosed with PCOS? Are you fearing the possibilities of infertility? Are you already experiencing some signs that things may not be working as normal?  If you are in one of these difficult spaces, be rest-assured that there are options for you!

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Embryo Adoption Matching: What to Consider

Embryo Adoption Matching: What to Consider

Whether you are using a mutual-matching agency, a clinic, or a self-match program to place or adopt your embryos, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding on a match. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities, this guide may help provide clarity on what to expect.

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