Embryo Adoption

Embryo adoption is a unique family building option that allows couples to give birth to their adopted child.  It is adoption that takes place at the earliest stage of life possible.  There are estimated to be approximately 600,000 embryos in frozen storage that were created by couples through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Some of the couples who created these embryos have completed their families and want to donate their remaining embryos to couples who want to adopt them.

Family Life Services has partnered with the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program to help raise awareness for embryo adoption and prepare families for embryo adoption.  Right now, the Snowflakes Program has more embryos available than they do families ready to adopt them.  Over 400 babies have been born through the Snowflakes Program, and families are awaiting a loving couple to adopt their waiting embryos.

Family Life Services completes home studies and embryo adoption education as the first step toward an embryo adoption and then refers families to the Snowflakes Program. We do not handle the actual embryo donation or adoption.

To learn more about embryo adoption visit the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center.

For more information or to get started on your own embryo adoption journey, please contact Rachel Curley at rachel.curley@familylifeservices.org or 434-592-4404.