Creating Familes through Embryo Adoption

Published on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 by WCS

When couples conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), they often create more embryos than they need. What becomes of their unused embryos? Most are put into frozen storage (in a tank of liquid nitrogen) at the fertility center.

Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer (The Dallas Morning News)
Through Snowflake, Christy and Mike Trabun of Dallas received frozen embryos that were donated by a Northwest couple. That's how 3-year-old Gage (left) got older brother Cade, 4, and 10-month-old twin siblings Shiloh and Coen

Some couples will freeze them to use at a later date (themselves) in the unfortunate event they miscarry or for future IVF sibling cycles.

But what if you are through growing your own family? What do you do then? Leave your unused embryos in a perpetual frozen state, paying for their "room and board" indefinitely (at the average cost of $600 annually)? Why not donate them to an organization like Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Agency?

This is a beautiful story of a couple who grew their family through adopted embryos from Snowflakes.

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