Program Fees & 
Financial Helps

Snowflakes Fees
Home study fees
clinic fees
funding your embryo adoption

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For over 25 years, the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program has assisted families in achieving their dreams of pregnancy, parenthood, and family. We believe that every embryo deserves a chance for the life for which it was created.

There are many distinctive aspects of the Snowflakes Program: encouraging open relationships between donating and adoptive families, personalized matching services, an extensive network of referral fertility clinics, and our experienced, professional team.

Snowflakes has no hidden fees and offers a comprehensive embryo adoption management plan. If adoption fees are a financial hardship, review some of the resources at Funding Your Embryo Adoption, or consider applying for a Nightlight Foundation Grant.

The Snowflakes Program fee is $8,500.00*. The application fee is $600.00.

There are three payments for the Snowflakes Program to help you distribute the cost over a period of time, rather than requesting payment-in-full.
Payment #1 (application fee)
Due with Application
Payment #2
Due before Matching Phase
Payment #3
Due before Contracts Phase

Payments must be made in full prior to initiating the next phase of the program.

*There are two variable costs not included in the $8,500.00 Snowflakes Program fee: your home study and your frozen embryo transfer and fertility clinic costs. These fees depend on your choice of home study, home study provider, fertility clinic location, medication, number of consultations, etc.

How does Snowflakes assist us in our embryo adoption journey?

For over 25 years, the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program has assisted families in achieving their dreams of pregnancy, parenthood, and family. Here is a list of 50 benefits you will experience working with Snowflakes.

If you choose Snowflakes for your embryo adoption process, you will receive:

  • Expert support from the Snowflakes Team
  • Personalized, hands-on matching services (no AI nor computer generated matches)
  • In-house legal and attorney services
  • Fertility clinic communication and coordination during your entire embryo adoption process
  • FDA compliance and required infectious disease testing for embryo donors
  • Mediated communication with your matched family during the adoption process
  • Robust embryo database from which to to match (with more embryo donors being added each week!)
  • ...and much more!

Please note: The Snowflakes fee includes three match reviews of embryo donor families. There may be additional fees for requests of additional matches, re-matches, or returning embryos to the program. Please speak with a Snowflakes Inquiry Specialist to learn more.

View Home Study Fees

Snowflakes requires an adoption home study or family evaluation.

Snowflakes follows the best practices of adoption. Every adoption requires the completion of an adoption home study. We believe the adoptive families, embryo donor families, and children will benefit and are protected by the home study process. After all, children are adopted, not donated.

An adoption home study consists of an evaluation and educational components, along with personal meetings with an home study provider and various background checks. This process usually takes about two to three months to complete. Adoptive 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.

The cost for an adoption home study/family evaluation ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 depending on the type of home study and the provider you choose. Snowflakes provides a home study service that is available in all 50 states and internationally. Talk to us if you have a valid and current home study and we can determine if you can apply it towards your embryo adoption.

View Clinic Fees

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is the final step in your embryo adoption journey.

The adoptive family's FET will be performed at one of our fertility clinics from our preferred referral network.

  • Snowflakes referral fertility clinic network includes over 40 clinics located throughout the U.S. These facilities understand our mission as an embryo adoption program and assist our adoptive families as patients in any capacity that they can. By having a referral network, adoptive families move more quickly through their embryo adoption process.
  • Having a set network of fertility clinics ensures our adoptive families experience a safe, professional, and friendly transfer cycle, which is a critical part of the embryo adoption experience.
  • At this time, we are not able to coordinate nor ship embryos to fertility clinics outside of our preferred network.

To learn more about Snowflakes referral fertility clinic locations, please contact our office to speak with one of our Snowflakes Adopting Parent Inquiry Specialists.

The cost of an FET ranges from $4,000 to $10,000, which may or may not include the cost of the medication needed for cycle preparation. This cost is determined by the fertility clinic. Please direct all questions regarding fees to your referral clinic of choice and ask them to clearly explain any additional/optional costs you may incur.

We would also encourage you to contact health insurance provider to see if any of your frozen embryo transfer expenses will be covered by your health plan.

There are grants available that can help with the cost of your FET. Check out the Funding Your Embryo Adoption webpage to learn more.

Funding Embryo Adoption

Funding Resources for Embryo Adoption

It is possible to make your embryo adoption journey affordable. Snowflakes and Nightlight Christian Adoptions will help you explore all the options available to you.

Many Snowflakes adoptive families have funded the majority of their adoption and medical expenses through grants, scholarships, and fundraising. Nightlight has a family resource specialist on staff is an expert in assisting families in finding financial assistance for their adoption.

Snowflakes has created an adoption funding excel workbook that can be downloaded for free below. There are multiple tabs at the bottom of this file that will help you plan as you identify embryo adoption focused grants and loans to apply for. You will need to consider adoption focused grants for agency costs, and infertility treatment based grants for your Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). 

Building A Financial Plan Excel File (Download)

Want more tips on funding your Embryo Adoption?

9 Ways an Average Person Pays for Adoption (and other helpful links)

How in the World Do You Afford Adoption?

Cade Foundation Grant


Adoption Bridge: Fundraising Resource through Nightlight

AdoptionBridge is a crowdfunding website where you can post about your embryo adoption story, pictures, videos, and keep friends and family informed about your journey. Donations made to your AdoptionBridge account are applied directly to your Snowflakes fees. Set up your page today:

The Snowflakes embryo adoption program fee includes:

Obtaining and preparing embryo donating families
Matching embryo donating and embryo adopting with similar desires.
Ensuring FDA compliance for embryo adoption and donation
Coordination of clinic communications and shipping of donated embryos.
Proven and secure legal services and documentation

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