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15 Questions to Ask: Evaluating Embryo Adoption Programs

15 Questions to Ask: Evaluating Embryo Adoption Programs

So you have decided you would like to pursue an embryo adoption! That great! You are probably very eager to get started. One question though: How do you get started? There are many programs out there: adoption agencies, embryo adoption programs, clinic donation...

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Embryo Donation: You have questions!

Embryo Donation: You have questions!

We know you care about what happens to your remaining embryos. Even when you have decided that it is important to you to give them an opportunity at a full life, deciding what to do with your remaining embryos is difficult. As you begin this journey of considering...

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Is Embryo Adoption Right for You?

Is Embryo Adoption Right for You?

2021 is finally here! The turn of a new year tends to motivate many families on their family building options. Whether you are experiencing infertility or not, there are many options to build or expand your family. One life-changing option is embryo adoption! Many...

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The Moment I Had Peace

When we discovered that I was an ideal candidate for IVF several years ago, I was elated! My husband, however, was apprehensive. I am the “seize the moment” type of person, where my husband is the more logical, big picture personality. I saw the opportunity to have a...

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Adoption as Unique as a ‘Snowflake’

Adoption as Unique as a ‘Snowflake’

What memories do you have as a child around this time of year? Perhaps, like me it was the family gatherings, the gift exchanges, blessing those who are not so fortunate, or just watching the snow fall slowly down from the sky. It always looked so beautiful as its...

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Infant Adoption Options: Where Should I Start?

Infant Adoption Options: Where Should I Start?

When considering alternatives for building a family, many people would like to begin with adopting an infant. Not only does it appear to be an easier transition into parenting, but it also opens the possibility of keeping in touch with your child’s biological family...

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Answering Uncomfortable Questions During the Holidays

Answering Uncomfortable Questions During the Holidays

When you are in the midst of infertility, the holiday season can be filled with dread instead of joyful anticipation. Because with the holiday parties and family gatherings, comes questions and comments that can be triggering. “So, is there a little one on the way?”...

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Embryo Adoption Awareness Day

Embryo Adoption Awareness Day

November 25th is Embryo Adoption Awareness Day! A day that is dedicated to giving families each option and every hope in regards to their family building choices through embryo adoption or donation. What is embryo adoption and donation? Embryo donation and adoption is...

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Our Embryo Adoption Journey

Our Embryo Adoption Journey

I never thought in a million years I would be pregnant with an adopted baby. That changed three years ago. My husband and I were struggling to conceive, so we went to an adoption informational meeting. When we learned about embryo adoption, we both were immediately...

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Writing Your Story

Writing Your Story

Have you ever felt so down, you are ready to throw in the towel? After all, you have tried everything to start a family! Or have you? You have always desired to be a parent, yet somehow, something you thought would be easy, is not easy at all. In fact, it’s a...

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Is Egg Freezing the Best Way to Preserve Your Fertility?

Is Egg Freezing the Best Way to Preserve Your Fertility?

Egg freezing has become all the rage in the fertility world as of late. You’ve heard about it. You may even have considered doing it yourself. But is egg freezing really the best solution for preserving fertility? Although sperm and embryos have proven easy to freeze,...

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Facing Five Open Adoption Fears

Facing Five Open Adoption Fears

October is a month of scary stories, trick-or-treating little ones, and terrifying costumes. What is better time to address one of the “spookier” aspects of adoption? We are talking about open adoption. Even though open adoption is extremely common in the United...

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Five Little Snowflakes

Five Little Snowflakes

I remember how frightened, yet excited I was when we first embarked upon the journey of in vitro fertilization. We ended up with seven embryos total and transferred two of our precious babies. When both actually took and implanted, my journey began as a mother of...

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Your Child is Not Forgotten

Your Child is Not Forgotten

“When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan.  When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their child, there isn’t a word to describe them.” Ronald Reagan.   October is recognized as the National...

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What is a Molar Pregnancy?

What is a Molar Pregnancy?

Pregnancy occurs after an embryo burrows into the lining of the uterus. Then the placenta forms, the baby grows and develops, and is born nine months later. Simple, right? Sometimes, though, these simple beginning stages can get muddled and mixed up. When this...

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