Since pioneering the first embryo donation and adoption program in 1997, Snowflakes has often been mentioned in the media as a topic of discussion and as an informational resource. Hover over the logos below for the latest media posts about Snowflakes or scroll down for a complete listing. If you would like to make a media inquiry, please contact Kimberly in our Colorado offices.
In a new study, British researchers got a sneak peak at what members of these ultramodern families might experience.
Every family has a story, and the Hobbs' story includes 2 hopeful chapters about embryo adoption.
After being frozen for 18 years, this 'snowflake' baby was donated to a family in Colorado.
Read about one parent's decision regarding her remaining embryos in this article published in The Washington Post.
After 13 years of struggling with infertility, Mike and Michelle welcomed their first daughter to the family through embryo adoption. Now, they're expecting another in January 2017.
Popularity of embryo adoption has double in the last 10 years, and BBC News recently published a story about Americans that adopt other people's embryos.
James and Kristy Bove struggle with infertility for years before becoming parents to twins through embryo adoption. Hear their story in this interview from Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.
After over a decade of trying to have children, Rebecca Henderson and her husband gave birth to twins through in vitro fertilization. The couple decided that they were done having children, but didn't believe in destroying them or donating them to research. So, they turned to embryo adoption.
When it comes to infertility, many couples turn to in vitro fertilization to have children. After completing their family, many couples have remaining embryos. So, they have to make a difficult decision.
NPR host, Arun Rath, interviews Daniela Hernandez about a recent story she wrote for Fusion.
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.
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.
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.
A recent series of People.com articles highlighting embryo adoption has lead to more news on the topic. Yahoo Parenting highlighted pieces of the series, and did some research of their own.
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OZY

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Did you know that women over the age of 44 have less than a 4% chance of having a baby successfully through IVF? With a donor embryo, their chances jump to 50-50. Read More

Vox

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This article by Vox explores embryo donation and adoption in details and discusses why more people are trying to get pregnant with donated frozen embryos Read More

Redbook Magazine

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After over a decade of trying to have children, Rebecca Henderson and her husband gave birth to twins through in vitro fertilization. The couple decided that they were done having children, but didn’t believe in destroying them or donating them to research. So, they turned to embryo adoption. Read More

The Daily Times

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Brian and Angela Cartledge always wanted to be parents, but after struggling with infertility for years, the couple started to doubt that it would ever happen. The couple discovered Nightlight’s Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, and now they have three toddlers! Read More

ABC 13 | Hampton

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In vitro fertilization often creates more embryos than a couple can use. So they have a decision to make – do they donate them to science, destroy them, or donate them to another family? Rebecca and Chris Henderson made the decision to donate their 11 remaining embryos to the Gassmans. Read More

Life News

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Inga Wismer has had quite the journey to building her family. She’s got a son from her first marriage, as well as two children with her second husband. After two miscarriages and an adoption disruption, the couple decided to try something new – embryo adoption. Read More

CW 33 Dallas

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Mike and Christy Trabun have always had a heart for adoption, and when the couple had trouble conceiving a genetically-related child, they started to explore their options. They discovered embryo adoption, and now have four children. Read More

RadioMD

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What happens when a couple doesn’t use all of the embryos they created through in vitro fertilization? Legal battles between couples like Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance, Nick Loeb have helped shed some light on the topic. Read More

Fusion

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Sometimes, embryo adoption leads to a new kind of extended family – one made up of the family that donates their remaining embryos for adoption, and the family that has children from those adopted embryos. Read More

Dothan Eagle

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Kevin and Anna Long had five children – four biological children of their own and an adopted daughter. They thought their family was complete. After a big move from New York to Dothan, Alabama, the couple decided to add to … Read More

The Stir

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After turning to in vitro fertilization to start their family, the Petersen’s gave birth to their first son. Shortly thereafter, they conceived two other children without medical assistance. After some searching, the couple decided to donate three of their remaining embryos to another couple. Read More

Pathway2Family Magazine

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More than 6,000 babies have been taken home in the arms of their parents, thanks to embryo donation and adoption. Discover more about it in this inaugural issue of Pathway2Family! Read More

CBS 10 Waco

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Even before Paul and Tamy Dillon were married, they knew that they wanted to have their own kid, but they also knew they wanted to adopt. The couple has four children – two biological children, a son adopted through traditional adoption, and more recently a son adopted through the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program. Read More

You Get the Blessing

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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. Read More

USA Today

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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. Read More

More Magazine

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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. Read More

CBS National News

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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. Read More

The Week

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Jeff and Odessa Kershner wanted to add more children to their family. They had always felt the urge to adopt, so after learning that health conditions could be transmitted genetically, the couple decided to adopt. Read More

WFMY News Greensboro

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A couple’s decision of what to do with remaining embryos created from In Vitro Fertilization can often be a difficult one. But when faced with that exact decision and 13 remaining embryos, David and Steffany Reeve saw only one acceptable option, donation the embryos to another family. Read More

TheBump.com

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The Bump.com has quickly become a go-to resource for families hoping to have a baby, those who are already pregnant and even those who are new parents. Recently, the information packed site turned its attention to the world of infertility and family building by introducing their 5 million+ monthly visitors to the world of embryo adoption. Read More

CBN News

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CBN, one of the nation’s largest faith based television networks, recently dropped by Nightlight’s California headquarters to learn more about how the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program is making an impact in the lives of families struggling with infertility. Read More

Facing Life Head-On

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Boasting 26 networks and millions of viewers worldwide, the Trinity Broadcasting Network has quite the media reach. They recently decided to use part of their influence to introduce their audience to embryo adoption, featuring this unique family building option on the hit show ‘Facing Life Head-On’. Read More

ABC News

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Charlie and Matt DeVore’s story of embryo adoption after infertility started small but grew rapidly. It was first told by a local news station, but quickly spread across the country and finally to ABC News. Read More

Fox News

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Fox News joined the Embryo Adoption Awareness movement early in 2014 featuring the story of Stephanie Hawkins, a woman who turned to Snowflakes after discovering she couldn’t have biological children. Read More

Al Jazeera America

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“It was not an option to try to have 14 more (children). But we loved her enough to choose life for her by embryo adoption.” Those are the words of Melissa Eggleton when asked by Al Jazeera News why she chose to donate her remaining embryos to another family. Read More