Is Embryo Transport Safe?

The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program is able to coordinate the transport of your embryos to the referral clinic of your choice.   You may be thinking, “Embryos are fragile! Is it safe to ship them from one IVF lab to another?”   The short answer, yes. The long answer, embryo transports are closely monitored, shipped […]

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Celebrating the Birth of Snowflake Baby #1000!

In 1997, John and Marlene had a desire to have children. When they decided to pursue adopting a couple’s frozen embryos, they did not expect to create a new form of adoption that would take the world by storm. Hence the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program was born. And 25 years later, we have celebrated the […]

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Snowflakes’ Families Participate in First Ever Study on Embryo Donation

At the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in October 2022, new research project was presented on the Psychosocial Outcomes of Children Born via Embryo Donation. The study participants included Snowflakes Embryo Adoption families, but embryo donation is the preferred terminology in the medical world. The objective of the study was to assess parents’ perception of […]

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Season of Giving

Christmas is a time of excitement. Stores are bustling, shoppers are busy, and there is a sense of anticipation in the air as we prepare for the holidays with friends, family, food, and gift-giving. In the back of your mind, you think again about your frozen embryos sitting in storage… Is this the season to […]

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Is 2021 Your Year to Donate?

  The turn of a new year tends to bring about themes of renewal, fresh starts, decision making, and conquering goals. For those of you who have found yourself at the end of your IVF journey, you may have come face to face with the decision this past year of what is to be done […]

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Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program Reaches 1,000 Donor Family

“I just want to know the couple who adopts my baby is going to be great parents.” That’s what Sarah said to me on the phone a couple days ago. You would expect that is a typical request from anyone considering an adoption plan. Less typical, however, was her next statement, “My baby has been […]

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Video Demonstrates the Power and Value of Embryo Adoption

In North Carolina a couple recently gave birth to a baby boy using donated embryos. The video details why they chose to use donor embryos. It also shares the perspectives of the donor couple. What were two of the issues raised by each family? The adopting dad is wondering, ‘what if my son meets a […]

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New Embryo Adoption Study

Nightlight Christian Adoptions’ Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program is supporting Dr. Erick Blyth, from the University of Huddersfield, England and Dr. Lusy Frith from the University of Liverpool, England, in an online survey to investigate the nature and frequency of contact between families who have built their family by means of embryo adoption and the couples […]

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What’s Your Attitude and Practice? Take this survey before April 30!

Nightlight would like to encourage you to respond to this multi-national online survey of the attitudes and practices of people regarding assisted reproductive technologies (ART). As many of you know, our Snowflakes program was created to both help people who have used ART choose a positive solution for remaining frozen human embryos through embryo donation […]

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Dear Abby Addresses a 21st Century Dilemma: What to do with remaining embryos

Since 1956 readers have been turning to the “Dear Abby” column for answers to life's questions, concerns and more. Today [January 3, 2012] Abby addresses a concern facing 21st century readers: what should be done with frozen embryos remaining from in vitro fertilization treatments? Deadlocked in New Jersey and her husband are facing this difficult […]

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