How Can the Donor-Conceived Find Genetic Connections?

Searching for a long lost sibling, donor, or birth family can take its emotional toll on donor-conceived children and their families. But the Donor Sibling Registry has many tools in place to ease the process and provide the needed information. … Read More

Conquering PCOS through Embryo Adoption

Being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be a devastating blow to a woman. Women with PCOS do not release eggs regularly, if at all, making fertility tracking nearly impossible. They may also face additional complications due to follicles … Read More

Waiting for a Match: Ellen and Tim’s Embryo Adoption Adventure

Ellen and Tim have officially finished their home study and are now patiently waiting for a match! Before entering matching, they had to complete a matching consultation with their agency, the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program. Agencies design these consultations to … Read More

Grieving the Inability to Carry Your Genetic Child

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. After countless clinic appointments, testing, and fertility treatments, being told you’re unlikely to have a genetic child can be heartbreaking. Many people do not realize the importance of grieving the genetic child you … Read More

Can You Breastfeed an Adopted Child?

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week.  By now, most of us know that nursing is strongly encouraged for all newborns.  Did you know that embryo adoption allows you to give BIRTH to your ADOPTED child and as a result the opportunity … Read More

A Brief Overview of Embryo Storage and Freezing

Today there is an estimated 12 million In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles every year around the world. While IVF is one of the most common fertility treatment pursued by infertile couples, one of the least-talked about aspects of IVF is that many … Read More

Pathway2Family: 2017 Summer/Fall Issue

Check out the latest issue of Pathway2Family at pathway2family.org! In the latest issue, you can read: Coffee and Pregnancy - What you need to know about your cup of Joe. Nine Pregnancy No-Nos - Besides the obvious (drinking, smoking), what are … Read More