What is Embryo Donation?

When couples use in vitro fertilization to achieve pregnancy, they will often have embryos remaining after they complete their family. One option available to them is to donate those embryos to another couple. Donation for reproduction is the only life choice for remaining embryos. The Snowflakes program allows the embryo donor to select a recipient family for their embryo gift. That embryo donor family could be you. The adopting family is able to use your donated embryos to achieve a pregnancy and give birth to their adopted child.

Call our Placing Parent Inquiry Specialist Jen today to learn more:   970-578-9700 | [email protected]

Donating For Life

Just as each snowflake is frozen, unique and a gift from heaven, so are each of our Snowflakes Babies. We hope to help each donated embryo grow, develop and live a full life. In the intricate design of each flake of snow, we find the Creator reflecting the individual human heart.

  • Nightlight Christian Adoptions pioneered embryo adoption in 1997 with the creation of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program
  • Over 750 babies have been born to their adoptive parents through successful Snowflakes placements
  • 1,600+ families have donated their remaining embryos through Snowflakes (sometimes referred to as leftover embryos or unused embryos)– allowing them to choose the family for their embryo gift
  • Embryo donation through Snowflakes allows you to select the family who will receive your embryo donation gift
  • Snowflakes will accept all embryos regardless of the length of time stored, the number of embryos remaining, family health history, etc.
  • Snowflakes has successfully matched all of our placing families with an adopting family. Will you choose to donate?

Why Choose Our Snowflakes Program?


The ever-increasing use of infertility treatments, particularly in vitro fertilization (IVF), has resulted in an unprecedented number of embryos in cryo-preservation. For the families who have remaining embryos they don’t plan to use, the only solution that gives the embryos an opportunity to live is donation for reproduction.

Nightlight Christian Adoptions is a licensed adoption agency with over 50 years of experience in helping to build families and solve family problems. We were the first licensed agency in the world to empower embryo donors to choose a recipient family. Snowflakes is a life-giving solution for embryos remaining from in vitro fertilization. It provides embryo donors with a positive solution that allows them to know about the outcome of their embryo donation.

See Life™ “Will I?”







Pathway2Family Magazine

Conveniently read this unique embryo donation and embryo adoption magazine on your favorite device.  Each issue contains insight regarding the process, visual guides and family stories. We want to help you find your Pathway2Family.

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

Psalm 139:15-16

Donor Family Stories