Through the Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program, you are provided with information about the outcome of your embryos including if they survived the thaw, how many were transferred and if a pregnancy resulted. If you desire, you will learn how the baby or babies are doing, see pictures and receive updates.
Or, if it’s more comfortable for you, you don’t have to be involved: Snowflakes can choose the parents who will adopt the embryos.
Each family is unique and we strive to provide services that will meet your needs.
Embryo adoption is an unprecedented area of the law, and thus, Snowflakes provides the same legal safeguards for embryo donation and adoption that are set forth through traditional adoption.
Please read through our Fact Sheet to learn more. If your questions aren’t answered or you want to discuss your personal situation, we welcome your call.
What does embryo adoption cost the donating family?
All embryo adoption costs are covered by the adoptive family except for the storage of the embryos during the adoption process.
Ready to apply?
Complete a Snowflakes Application. Mail your completed application paperwork to Snowflakes, 4430 E. Miraloma Avenue, Suite B, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807.
Embryo Storage Options
Nightlight’s partnership with Fairfax Cryobank provides a cost-effective storage solution. If you have frozen embryos remaining from IVF you may need a cost-effective embryo storage location while pursuing a donation.
The adoption process can take time and storage fees can be oppressive. Our partnership with Fairfax Cryobank in Austin, Texas allows you to store your embryos at a lower cost while working through the adoption process. Snowflakes will coordinate the shipment from Fairfax Cryobank to your selected adoptive mother’s clinic.
Fairfax Embryo Storage Details
Cost: $350 includes embryo shipping and one year of frozen embryo storage. Subsequent years are $300 per year.
Timeline: Your embryos can be sent to Fairfax Cryobank in about two months. You can expedite this if necessary.
TO EXPEDITE, contact your fertility clinic today and request your infectious disease lab tests and embryology reports be released to Snowflakes. Fax: 714-693-5438.
3. Snowflakes will send a letter of confirmation to Fairfax Cryobank informing them that you are a Snowflakes client.
4. You will receive a storage agreement via email from Fairfax Cryobank. Complete the agreement and await contact from a Fairfax Cryobank representative to arrange for shipment of your embryos.
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