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Completing Your Required Embryo Adoption Home Study

Every adoption requires a family evaluation/home study.

At Snowflakes we follow the best practices of adoption and therefore we require an adoption family evaluation/home study be completed by the adopting family. We believe the donor, adopter and children will benefit and are protected by the family evaluation/home study process.


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A family evaluation/home study consists of educational components, along with personal meetings with an agency professional and various background checks. A family evaluation/home study usually takes about 2-3 months to complete. Adopting families receive the education necessary for success in raising adopted children and communicating their child’s unique snowflake baby adoption journey in an appropriate and loving manner.

Donor embryo families have confidence that the adopting family has been appropriately evaluated and is a safe and loving family, a family willing to attempt to give life to each embryo placed into their care.

The cost for an adoption home study/family evaluation ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 depending on the agency you choose to provide you with services.

Should I complete a Snowflakes Family Evaluation?

  • Available in all states and internationally
  • Completed by an embryo adoption – knowledgeable Nightlight home study provider
  • At least one home visit is required
  • Most communications completed via phone, email and video conferencing

    Should I complete a Domestic Home Study?

    • You should consider a domestic home study rather than an SFE if you believe you might switch to a domestic adoption program instead of pursuing an embryo adoption.
    • We do have a list of home study providers located outside of our 10-state service area.
    • Your Snowflakes Inquiry Specialist will provide you with additional information regarding your home study choices. .

    Home Study For Embryo Adoption: What You Can Expect


    What should you expect from your home study for embryo adoption? This webinar will walk you through the process. Learn how many times you will need to meet with your social worker, what paper work you will need to provide, what questions you should be prepared to answer, and how you may need to prepare your house. Take the mystery out of the home study process by attending this one hour webinar