Core Values of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program

  The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program has been successfully helping embryo donors match with the adopting family of their choice for over 25 years. We have experience. Our matching service is hands-on, and final matches are mutually agreed upon between the two families – always. Our success is rooted in our legacy as an adoption […]

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Positive Adoption Language for Embryo Adoption

In previous blog posts, we described “positive adoption language,” which refers to the careful use of language when speaking about adoption. We recommend careful consideration to the terms used when speaking about embryo adoption.  Embryos are human beings, and they deserve to be spoken of with reverence. Below we list several terms and a suggested […]

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Prioritizing Self-Care During the Adoption Process

Self care. This phrase has become a bit of a buzzword in our society, and rightfully so. It's wonderful to carve out some time just for you, whether it's indulging in a bubble bath, treating yourself to a massage, getting a pedicure, or even satisfying a junk food craving with a large fry at the […]

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Prayers for Those Touched By Adoption

  Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24   Prayer is an essential part of an adoption journey, as the adoption process requires courage and trust in the Lord every step of the way. The adoption process can be long, […]

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Signs of Post Adoption Depression

  New adoptive parents never expect to feel anything but happiness, however, depression symptoms may occur in as many as 65% of adoptive parents after adopting their children. What you are experiencing is natural. Though the rewards and joys of parenting are huge, the challenges can be draining, confusing, and…depressing. Loss is a catalyst for […]

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Traditional Home Study vs. Snowflakes Family Evaluation

In the beginning stages of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, adoptive families have two choices for fulfilling the program's home study requirement: A traditional home study or a Snowflakes Family Evaluation (SFE). When weighing these options, several factors merit consideration, including cost, overall timeline, the adoptive family's location and accessibility to home study providers. And […]

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How to Answer Strange Questions About Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption offers a unique opportunity for families to experience the joys (and challenges!) of pregnancy and childbirth with their adopted child. While you may be embarking on this journey through the Snowflakes Program, it's a novel and complex concept for many. As you share your experience, be prepared for various reactions and questions. Here […]

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When Love Isn't Enough for Children Who Experienced Trauma

Love is in the air as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! We often associate Valentine’s Day as a ‘Hallmark holiday’ with the cards, chocolates, and red roses. We celebrate with lavish gifts and expressing our love to our loved ones. Yet how do we express love in a way that matters to our children from hard […]

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Let's Talk About Transracial Adoption

For some, adopting a child of another race can be intimidating. Fears like lack of identity between your child and their racial heritage, getting intrusive questions when you are out as a family, or not bonding well because you look different than your child may come up. While these are valid fears, they should not […]

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The Best Therapies for Your Adopted Child (And You)

Adoptive families know that therapy will benefit their child, but it can be difficult to know where to turn. Maybe you thought it was called “counseling” but then you started to see words like “trauma-focused” or “eye movement desensitization” or question the effectiveness of art/animal/music/sand in therapy. We’ve created this guide below to find the […]

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