Embryo donor families are drawn to the program because Snowflakes follows an open adoption model. What does open adoption mean exactly? Why is it important?

The most important aspect of open adoption is the children. The embryo donor’s children and the children who will be born into your adopting family. Open adoption allows you to establish a mutually agreed-upon level of communication for the future. Open adoption provides a path to share important medical information when necessary. Open adoption provides the adopted child the right to understand their genetic origins.

Building Your Relationship with Your Matched Family

  • We encourage communication between families. Adoption is an agreement between adults for the benefit of the children.
  • The Snowflakes Program uses an online service called AdoptConnect for families who are uneasy about establishing a direct relationship up-front. AdoptConnect provides a venue for privacy until you are both prepared to take your relationship to the next level.

Open adoption helps the child to have access to their story without shrouding it in secrecy. We have many educational webinars on the subject of open adoption and how it benefits everyone involved in the adoption triad.

Embryo Adopting Family Stories

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Open Relationships

An embryo adoption model encourages the development of relationships between the embryo donor and the embryo adopter families. Why? It is in the best interest of the children born into both families from the same set of embryos.