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Not Our Embryos to Keep

Not Our Embryos to Keep

Tom and Anabelle now had three children—and five frozen embryos. They began to research what they could do with their remaining embryos and discovered the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.

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Explaining Embryo Adoption to Older Children

Explaining Embryo Adoption to Older Children

The expectation of a new brother or sister brings anticipation and also may bring some questions that parents who are adopting embryos may not be prepared for. It is difficult enough to answer the age-old “where do babies come from?” question, but what if the baby is not arriving via “the stork” but rather a “snowflake?”

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Could Embryo Adoption Be Your Next Step?

Could Embryo Adoption Be Your Next Step?

Embryo adoption is a lesser known form of adoption, but it could very well be the next step in building your family! Here are four main reasons you may want to consider embryo adoption.

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Dangers of Waiting to Donate your Embryos

Dangers of Waiting to Donate your Embryos

You might now be thinking, “Well, my embryos have only been frozen for 5 years, I have plenty of time!” Although research shows that children can still be born from older embryos, the chances a fertility clinic will allow the embryos to be transferred are unpredictable.

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There Was No Other Choice: A Donor Family Story

There Was No Other Choice: A Donor Family Story

I was not prepared for the rush of emotions I experienced upon learning the news of their pregnancy. So amazing. We did it. We gave these perfect little embryos a chance at life and this little girl was most definitely meant to be. For us, there was no other choice.

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It’s the Season of Giving

It’s the Season of Giving

The holidays are a reminder that family and kindness are of utmost importance. Embryo donation allows you to gift your embryos to another family.

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Struggling with Infertility During the Holidays

Struggling with Infertility During the Holidays

If you suffered the loss of a loved one, are dealing with a health challenge, or feel strapped financially… the holidays can magnify that pain. Families who have struggled with infertility know the holidays can be difficult to navigate. For many, another holiday season has arrived reminding them the longing to have a child has still not been fulfilled.

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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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