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Webinars presented by the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center specifically designed for fertility clinics are available here with a description of the content. Some webinars, as indicated below, will also be useful as patient resources. For a more detailed explanation about the course levels visit the Levels of Fertility Clinic Involvement section of the web site.

Visit the WEBINAR REGISTRATION section of the web site to see the most current schedule for webinars.

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Featured Clinic Webinars

Personal Stories: Embryo Donors Share Their Embryo Donation Experiences (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Remaining frozen embryos  what should we do with them? Many of your patients with remaining embryos are faced with choosing a final disposition for their embryos. Our webinar guests are patients who each faced this decision under different circumstances including a donor who donated anonymously to a clinic, a donor who chose a designated donation and a donor who selected an open donation through an embryo adoption program. Join us as families share directly from the heart about their experiences and learn how your clinic can help your patients with this important choice.
You're The Expert! What Your Patients Expect (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
There are many factors surrounding patients who seek the help of a fertility clinic to have a child. Your patients' expectations are that the clinic is presenting them with the broad scope of facts that they need to consider when making important decisions. Are clinics indeed providing the information that the patients need to make these decisions, or are they going to the internet and outside sources to find this information? Worse yet, are patients making these decisions without having the information they need to properly consider their options?.

Level 1 - Embryo Donation and Adoption Authority/Patient Resources

The Fundamentals of Embryo Donation and Adoption (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This webinar provides an overview of the origins of embryo donation and adoption. We will define terminology and cover the overall processes available to couples for both donation and adoption.
Embryo Donation and Adoption: Dispelling the Myths (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Which is faster? Receiving donated embryos through a clinic or an agency? People donating embryos prefer doing so anonymously - true or false? Is it true that embryo adoption agencies will not accept embryos that were created with donor eggs? What is the truth? Uncover the facts about these questions and more - ranging from the cost of embryo adoption to the required levels of openness between the donor and recipient families.
Donor Embryo Storage Solutions (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This webinar introduces a new embryo storage opportunity through Fairfax Cryobank for donors who choose to donate their embryos to the Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program.
Telling Donor Conceived Kids| Family Origins (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This distinctive webinar presented by subject matter experts explores why parents using donated egg/sperm/embryo should tell their children about how they came to be a part of the family. We will also discuss methods/tools for parents to use in educating their children about their unique method for joining the family. The Awareness Center encourages clinics to share this family focused webinar with thier donor egg/sperm/embryo recipients, to gain information on how to help thier kids discover their story.
Personal Stories: Embryo Donors Share Their Embryo Donation Experiences (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Remaining frozen embryos  what should we do with them? Many of your patients with remaining embryos are faced with choosing a final disposition for their embryos. Our webinar guests are patients who each faced this decision under different circumstances including a donor who donated anonymously to a clinic, a donor who chose a designated donation and a donor who selected an open donation through an embryo adoption program. Join us as families share directly from the heart about their experiences and learn how your clinic can help your patients with this important choice.
The Science Of Secrecy (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Donor children face many of the same attachment issues as adopted children. Mr Thomas Rector shares his research and conclusions regarding how attachment trauma affects the development of the human brain. Learn about the implications for both donor and adopted children and their parents, and learn how you can serve your clients and/or your donor patients needs. Presented with Kris Probasco, LCSW, LSCSW
The Science Of Secrecy Pt. II (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Part II of our Science of Secrecy series featuring the research of Mr. Thomas Rector regarding how attachment trauma affects the development of the human brain specifically in children conceived using Artificial Reproductive Technologies. Learn the best steps to take when sharing a childs genetic origins with them.
Ethics of Embryo Donation and Adoption (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Join the Awareness Center and guest presenter Kelley Poffenberger, Director of the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, for an in-depth look at the ethics of this unique family building choice. We focus on the issues Reproductive Endocrinologists, adoption agencies, genetic parents and adoptive families need to sort through when considering embryo donation and adoption.
Medicine and the Donor Child (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This webinar focuses on the many medical challenges and issues face by donor offspring. Dr. Noel Graham, a pediatrician and an Embryo Adoption father, takes a look at the medical needs of a donor child and shares with us the steps that his family has taken to provide their child with the best medical care possible throughout their lifetime.

Level 1 - Embryo Donation and Adoption Authority/Staff Resources

You're The Expert! What Your Patients Expect (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
There are many factors surrounding patients who seek the help of a fertility clinic to have a child. Your patients' expectations are that the clinic is presenting them with the broad scope of facts that they need to consider when making important decisions. Are clinics indeed providing the information that the patients need to make these decisions, or are they going to the internet and outside sources to find this information? Worse yet, are patients making these decisions without having the information they need to properly consider their options?.
Embryo Quality & Cryopreservation (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Embryo quality has become more important for patients as they try and select donor embryos. Reproductive Endocrinologists are concerned about embryo quality in regard to how they are going to help patients achieve pregnancy success. The factors surrounding embryo quality are complex - especially given the fact that there are now over 600,000 embryos in frozen storage and many of them have been in storage for many years. Join us as Dr. Jeffrey Nelson of HRC Fertility untangles the term "embryo quality" and what traits hold significant impact to pregnancy success using donor embryos.
Embryo Donation and Adoption: Dispelling the Myths (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Which is faster? Receiving donated embryos through a clinic or an agency? People donating embryos prefer doing so anonymously - true or false? Is it true that embryo adoption agencies will not accept embryos that were created with donor eggs? What is the truth? Uncover the facts about these questions and more - ranging from the cost of embryo adoption to the required levels of openness between the donor and recipient families.
Donor Embryo Storage Solutions (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This webinar introduces a new embryo storage opportunity through Fairfax Cryobank for donors who choose to donate their embryos to the Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program.
The Science Of Secrecy (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Donor children face many of the same attachment issues as adopted children. Mr Thomas Rector shares his research and conclusions regarding how attachment trauma affects the development of the human brain. Learn about the implications for both donor and adopted children and their parents, and learn how you can serve your clients and/or your donor patients needs. Presented with Kris Probasco, LCSW, LSCSW
The Science Of Secrecy Pt. II (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Part II of our Science of Secrecy series featuring the research of Mr. Thomas Rector regarding how attachment trauma affects the development of the human brain specifically in children conceived using Artificial Reproductive Technologies. Learn the best steps to take when sharing a childs genetic origins with them.

Level 2 - Starting/Accelerating Embryo Donation Program

Medical Science of ART and the Best Practices of Adoption (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Why do patients donating embryos persist in calling the process an embryo adoption? Why do your recipients of donated embryos maintain that they are adopting an embryo? Lets examine together how the science and practice of Assisted Reproductive Technologies may benefit from the application of the best practices of adoption services. Clinic professionals will gain insight into the social and emotional fall-out patients experience when they have remaining embryos. You can help your patients learn more about their disposition options and decrease your clinics embryo storage administration expenses.
Donor Gametes: Educated Choices (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Fertility clinics are very familiar with the use of donor gametes or embryos to help patients achieve pregnancy. Do clinics face any future liabilities as a result? What are the medical and psychological choices available to both donor and recipient patients? Learn how your clinic can actively help educate, support and counsel patients on both sides of the donor conception equation.
Embryo Donation and Adoption: Minimizing Clinic Liability and Risk (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
This webinar covers the legal history of embryo donation and adoption and discusses current best practice methods to minimize clinic liability and risk.
Psychological Consultations for Embryo Donors & Recipients (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Marie Davidson, Ph.D. resident Phychologist at the Fertility Centers of Illiniois, and Jana Rupnow, MA LPC-I of Fertiltity and Family, LPC, reveal their experiences in helping couples work through the emotional rollercoaster of infertility. What are the best methods for assisting patients regarding potential and actual remaining embryos? How can clinic counseling personnel educate patients about the availablity of donated embryos as a cost-effective option?

Level 3 - Partnering with an Adoption Agency

Partnering in Embryo Adoption Services (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Your clinic has patients who have not yet decided what to do with their remaining embryos. There are embryo adoption agencies who have clients who are very interested in adopting those embryos. The benefits your clinic can realize from partnering with an embryo adoption agency are abundant and impose no administrative burden upon your clinic! Where do you sign up? Forget the top 10 list  there are more than 25 great reasons for your clinic to explore how to improve patient care AND increase revenue.
Professional Perspectives of Embryo Adoption (Click the title to view a recording of this session.)
Kris Probasco, Director, Adoption and Fertility Resources, Dr. Daniel Stewart, MD, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, and attorney Sandy Krigel, Krigel and Krigel, P.C., work together in a successful Embryo Adoption partnership program in Kansas City. All three professionals join us to discuss how their program works and why partnership may also be beneficial to your clinic.
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