Embryo Adoption Process

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These are the primary eligibility requirements for the Snowflakes Program.

  • Adopting mothers must apply prior to reaching the age of 45.
  • Adopting fathers must apply prior to reaching the age of 50.
  • Couples must be legally married for at least 2 years.
  • Single women are eligible to apply.
  • Snowflakes will ship your adopted embryos to one of our Preferred Partner clinics (40+ locations throughout the U.S.).
  • Snowflakes' personalized matching begins with the placing family and ends with a mutually agreed upon match with the adopting family

There are 3 ways to begin your embryo adoption journey.

1. Have a personal consultation with a Snowflakes Inquiry Specialist.

One of our professional staff members will spend time with you via phone and email to better understand your unique circumstances and help you determine if adoption is the right choice for your family. They will help you gain an understanding of program specifics and answer your questions. They are great listeners! We want you to understand our entire process before you choose our program.

Paige, our Snowflakes Inquiry Specialist, will answer your questions.

1-970-578-9700 | paige@nightlight.org

2. Complete our online Inquiry Form.

The Inquiry Form helps you determine which adoption program is right for your family. After completing the form, a Snowflakes team member will contact you.

Inquiry Form

3. Not quite ready to talk or fill out forms? Gather some resources and information to start.

We are happy to supply you with several of our most popular resources to help you learn more about Snowflakes and embryo adoption. 

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Once you decide to move forward with your adoption there are several items you will complete before you enter into the matching phase of our program:

  1. Final Application Form
  2. Agreement for Adoption Services
  3. Adoption Family Profile (used to help match you with a placing family)
  4. Initial Medical Screening form (physician approval, confirming no contraindications to pregnancy)
  5. Snowflakes Family Evaluation/Home Study

The Adoption Process

Watch a series of 10 short videos from the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center that explain the embryo donation and adoption process.