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Have you chosen the adoption program you want to pursue? Then the next step is to complete the full-length application with as much detail as possible. The information is secure within the Nightlight database.
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Are you interested in donating your embryos?

One of the choices available to you is to give your remaining embryos to another family.  You are able to choose the family yourselves. It gives your embryos the opportunity to have the life you created them for.

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Each snowflake is frozen. We understand that each snowflake is unique. Each snowflake is a gift from heaven.

Hence the name for our embryo donation and adoption program: Snowflakes. For more than 17 years the Snowflakes team of professionals has enabled families to choose who will receive their gift of remaining embryos. They have helped fulfill the dreams of people who have yearned to hold their infant child.

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. There are now more than 600,000 frozen embryos in storage in the United States, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide.

If you have remaining embryos and are interested in donating them visit our Donate or Move Your Embryos page.

Snowflakes in the Media

CBC News Manitoba


Nearly one in six prospective parents in Canada struggles with infertility, and most of them aren't aware of a legal, if unusual option available.

More Magazine


Nightlight and the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program recently made an appearance in More Magazine. Kristin Eckhart and her husband adopted their son, Thomas, from Vietnam in 2008, but when they were ready to find a sibling for him, they discovered that the country had shut down its overseas adoption program.

ABC 30 News Fresno


Jim and Ashley Ave almost lost hope of having children when they discovered embryo adoption. The couple adopted their embryos through the Snowflakes program. The embryo that was implanted in Ashley split, giving them twin girls, Giana and Kathryn.

ABC | Good Morning America


Liz and Kevin Krainman, a couple from Austin, TX went on an extraordinary journey to bring their daughter, Sammy, into the world. Sammy wasn't adopted through the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, though her parents still lovingly refer to her as a Snowflake.

CBS National News


Gina Yasuda and her husband had completed their family, but they had three embryos remaining. Gina's doctors told her about the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, and the couple signed up. After three years, the Yasuda's discovered the Stephanie and Ben Hawkins – they were the ones.

Local 8 News Knoxville


Family is what often makes people feel whole — that's exactly how Brian and Angela Cartledge feel. The couple has three little Snowflakes, thanks to embryo adoption.

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Embryo adoption links and resources

  • Snowflakes Partner Organizations