without creating unnecessary controversial tension on the topic."
Through our selfless genetic family we now have two beautiful children and a wonderful story that hopefully has helped other couples in their search for a forever family."
and how dependent we might have been on the generosity of another family. This made embryo donation the right choice for us."
The agency we chose connected us with a family [sharing our values] who would welcome these potential lives with open arms."
Knowing that two little boys are alive and well because of a decision we made is the biggest blessing of all. If we had more embryos to give, we would."
When I look in your eyes I want to hold you, hug you and love you forever. You are precious, unique and specially created for big things. You are our miracle snowflakes and we love you forever Caleb, Jordan, Cory and Jonah."
It blessed our family with two beautiful girls."
This adoption is saving lives that otherwise might be discarded as medical waste. What an amazing opportunity [for family building]."
We were able to find wonderful parents for the embryos that we had after our experiences with IVF. The caring people at Snowflakes not only simplified things, but walked us through the entire process."
We now have two little miracles who are a testament to the wonders of life and the beauty of adoption."
We feel it is the ultimate act of love to our embryos to give them life even if it can't be with our family."
It also gives us the opportunity to support a cause [we believe in]. Embryo adoption offers hope and peace to both placing and adopting families and gives the embryos an opportunity for life."
first, that our children would be "equally ours" (rather than using a sperm donor) and second, that we could share the whole pregnancy, birth and newborn experience. We hadn't known what to expect, but now we can't imagine our son having been anyone else."
It was a beautiful experience to physically carry and birth our adopted children. We see embryo donation/adoption as a life honoring choice and another unique and creative way to build families."
Embryo adoption was an exciting journey for our family and we can't wait to do it again!"
The opportunity to share their lives from the first heart beat and the joy of their births is unparalleled. This was exactly the process we needed (and enjoyed!) to get the children we were meant to have."
It has also given us such a beautiful opportunity to start a family with a child that may not have been able to become part of a family. I can't wait to meet our new little baby!"
It was an exciting process. We now have two handsome snowflake boys."
I am currently 7 months pregnant and my eyes still fill with tears when I think about the selfless gift the genetic parents have given us by sharing their unused embryos with us."
Looking at our son we knew that our embryos deserved the same opportunity of life and love that he enjoys."
We were able to place our "babies" with a loving family who now have three beautiful sons. We were able to keep control of the process and to make sure that our "babies" had a chance at life with a family we chose."
It was a miraculous way to have adoption and pregnancy combined. We had biological and adopted children already and embryo adoption was the best of both worlds for us."
and also give the chance for life to our remaining embryos."
embryo adoption is a life-affirming gift that should be supported, honored, and treasured by the human race!"
From a personal standpoint, what an awesome privilege it was to be able to bond with my adopted child as early as possible, while I carried him through a full-term pregnancy!"
and know that any children resulting from our adoption will be cherished and loved beyond what we could have ever hoped or imagined. That brings us a sense of peace that we know we can live with for the rest of our lives."
You may think that they are just frozen embryos in a cryo-bank somewhere, but each one is a potential little person that will brighten your world."
He is now two years old. When going though fertility treatments we were blessed with five embryos and chose to transfer one and that's all it took! We wanted our embryos (our kid's siblings) to have a wonderful life. We are happy to know that they have been placed with a loving family."
Our concerns were mostly because of our personal beliefs about human life and also our concerns about the "slippery slope" one can head down if one hasn't given thoughtful consideration to all the possible implications of pursuing this path."
We will be forever grateful to the donating couple, and hope that other couples who have completed their families will also consider donating their embryos to change the life of those struggling with infertility."
We are so excited for the adoptive family who are now have their baby on the way! Our entire family, including my sons 3 and 5 are very proud of our decision [to donate] and so excited we can bring such joy to another family."
So many embryos are frozen in limbo or thawed and discarded. We are thankful for the wonderful family that you helped us find, who has given birth to a wonderful and beautiful child, and who is giving him a life!"
It definitely helps us to improve our policies and procedures and be prepared for any [FDA] inspection. All the presentations give us more helpful information to provide to our patient population. The presentations are interactive and entertaining. We are thankful that you organized this type of web seminars. It is easy, convenient, fast, and on top of that you can even get CEU credit for some of them. Our staff really enjoyed."
I'm interested in doing home studies for Embryo Donation and Adoption."
It was well organized, it provided clarity on some questions that were unclear, and the examples provided were useful. Thank you for providing the seminar notes for further reference." Teresa
The information was clear and the examples were detailed in such a way that we were able to sort through each step and understand how to respond appropriately. Thanks again for a fabulous seminar!"
The webinars you offer are very helpful and definitely worth attending."
and learned a lot to share with our families."
I cannot express how happy I am! Having had the chance to see our son go from a 6-cell embryo to now a 6-year-old boy, I cannot imagine not donating the remaining embryos and giving them same wondrous opportunity."
We appreciate that we will be receiving a hand-out of the presentation. We look forward to the upcoming webinars and like the idea of them being scheduled at a regular time each month. Helpful for planning!"
I had attended this webinar previously, but our Board of Directors has questions, so thought a refresher would be helpful-it was."
The webinar was very interesting. I will look forward to the future presentations."
and year after year, embryo donation and adoption was a way for us to spare another family from the pain and agony that infertility causes. It makes my heart sing when I see pictures of the beautiful family created through our story."
It covered all the bases. I am very glad that your organization is making CME courses available that ABB will accept. In years past, I would go to the annual meeting to keep my CMEs current. Now I am looking for less expensive courses and yours are good and priced right!!"
to give another couple hope."
Our beautiful, 9-month old son is a testimony of that hope turned reality!"
We had many embryos frozen and after months and months of talking about what we needed to do, we knew the best choice for us was to give them to another couple."
Embryo adoption was the only option for us and we are so happy we were able to donate them! Thank you Nightlight for everything that you do."
I watched the webinar with several of my co-workers and it was very convenient."
and learning about embryo adoption allowed us the chance to live that dream."
They understand this path: the doctors, the pain, the emotion....It's incredible to receive an embryo from another family and get to become pregnant, and then deliver a child."
The other options available were did not give them that opportunity. Embryo donation and adoption was the best choice for us."
We treasure her! Embryo donation and adoption is an excellent opportunity to bring the joy of children into families."
Thank you for all the information it was very interesting."
Great information! Thank you."
that we will someday soon have a wonderful child to love and share our lives with."
We are so grateful to his genetic family for their amazing gift."
I love supporting Snowflakes because I am the first one...in the whole United States!"
It also sparks discussions among our group specific to our center."
an excellent and informative webinar.
We also appreciate the ease of acquiring CEUs.
the information given is very pertinent to the IVF field. I would highly recommend these webinars to anyone involved in the fertility field."