In 1997, Nightlight pioneered the first embryo donation and adoption program in the world and named it the Snowflakes® Frozen Embryo Adoption Program. This exciting adoption choice allows couples to donate remaining embryos and for others to adopt them and give birth to their adopted child. There are now more than 600,000 frozen embryos in storage in the United States, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. All of the embryos matched with adopting families in the Snowflakes program are donated by families who originally created them for their own in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The donated embryos wait in frozen storage until these parents choose to donate this gift of life!
Believe it or not, the miracle of giving birth to your adopted baby is possible. The Snowflakes Program makes it possible for you to adopt embryos from couples who have completed IVF treatments and have remaining embryos. These embryos are currently stored in fertility clinics and cryobanks throughout the U.S. and are waiting for a loving home. If you have remaining embryos and are interested in donating them visit our Donate or Move Your Embryos page.
Congratulations to our newest Snowflake Family!
Family: Paul and Tamy
Baby: Timothy Ryan, born January 4, 2014
Embryo adoption links and resources
Snowflakes Partner Organizations
- Snowflakes Fertility Clinic Partners
- Snowflakes Additional Partners