Is Embryo Transport Safe?

The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program is able to coordinate the transport of your embryos to the referral clinic of your choice.   You may be thinking, “Embryos are fragile! Is it safe to ship them from one IVF lab to another?”   The short answer, yes. The long answer, embryo transports are closely monitored, shipped […]

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Celebrating the Birth of Snowflake Baby #1000!

In 1997, John and Marlene had a desire to have children. When they decided to pursue adopting a couple’s frozen embryos, they did not expect to create a new form of adoption that would take the world by storm. Hence the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program was born. And 25 years later, we have celebrated the […]

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Will Your 2023 Include Embryo Donation or Adoption?

Perhaps you are new to our blog, or maybe you are a faithful reader. We are glad you have found it! The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. Twenty-five years of helping families with remaining embryos place their embryos with loving adopting families. Here are some reasons to celebrate. Our 1,000th […]

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How to Talk to Your Snowflake about Their Origins

“You cannot start a relationship on a lie and expect a high level of openness in return.” ~ A Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Mother It is natural to be curious about our origins; and with programs such as Ancestry DNA and 23andMe, it has never been easier to get our hands on this information. This can […]

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Why is Embryo Donation a Type of Adoption?

Did you know that embryo adoption has existed for 25 years? National Adoption Month is recognized in November, where adoption agencies and families celebrate the beauty of adoption. However, embryo adoption is often overlooked. Why is it not considered a form of adoption even though thousands of families have participated in it for years? Embryo […]

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Embryo Adoption Grants & Scholarships

Starting the embryo adoption journey through the Snowflakes program can be very exciting, but the financial component can take people by surprise. So, how can you pay for your embryo adoption? Adopting embryos does indeed have a cost, but the good news is that there are grants, scholarships, and loans out there that can help […]

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Traditional Home Study vs Snowflakes Family Evaluation

When you are adopting embryos through the Snowflakes embryo adoption program, there are two options you can choose from to fulfill the home study requirement of this program:  a traditional home study or a Snowflakes Family Evaluation (SFE).  When deciding between these two options, there are several factors to consider.  Among them are cost, the […]

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How to Answer Strange Questions About Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is a unique option that can help families experience the joys (and challenges!) of pregnancy and childbirth with their adopted child. You may be starting the process through the Snowflakes program, but it is usually a new and difficult concept for many people. You may run into some interesting reactions and questions when […]

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Do We Need a Home Study for Embryo Adoption?

We believe they are absolutely necessary! Here are a three main reasons why we at Nightlight agree that embryo adopting parents should have a home study completed before adopting embryos. Reason #1: Having a completed home study follows best practice for adoption. After all, embryo adoption ultimately results in a child being placed in a […]

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Natural vs. Medicated Cycle for your Frozen Embryo Transfer

It is an exciting thought that you can carry your adopted child through embryo adoption! However, there is a medical side of this adoption process that requires some thought. One decision families are faced with is whether to do a medicated (sometimes referred to as hormone replacement) cycle or a natural cycle when preparing for […]

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