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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. We hope each donated embryo will become a snowflake baby.

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. Couples with remaining embryos are choosing embryo donation through programs like Snowflakes because they are able to select the family who receives their embryo donation.

You may have already attempted IVF without success – perhaps several times!  So have many of our successful embryo adopting families.  You may not be able to afford in vitro fertilization.  The cost of infertility treatments can be beyond the reach of some couples who would earnestly love to give birth to a baby of their own. Perhaps your Reproductive Endocrinologist is recommending that you use donor human eggs for your next IVF treatment.  Why not consider using donated human embryos instead?

Congratulations to our newest Snowflake Family!

Snowflake baby #389 — Victoria


Embryo Adoption Leads to ‘Miracle Baby’

Embryo Adoption Leads to Miracle Baby

Snowflakes in the Media

NBC 2 Houston


Natalie and Brandon Champagne knew they would become parents – they just weren't sure how. Brandon had fought leukemia as a child, and they knew it wasn't likely they would be able to have children of their own.

You Get the Blessing


Kimberly Tyson, Program and Marketing Director at Nightlight, was recently featured on 850 KOA's Sunday morning radio show, You Get the Blessing. She spoke with Biff Gore and Chuck King about Nightlight and it's programs – one of which was the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program.

USA Today


With their belief that life begins at conception, Chris and Rebecca Henderson paid a few hundred dollars each year to keep their remaining embryos frozen. After their third daughter was born, they decided to donate their remaining embryos to another couple struggling with infertility – Dan and Kelli Gassman. The Gassmans were able to welcome a son and daughter into their family.

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.

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Embryo adoption links and resources

  • Snowflakes Partner Organizations