The year Louise Brown turned 20, another couple welcomed the first “snowflake baby” in the United States. Snowflake is a term used to describe children born from a frozen embryo.
The first "test-tube baby"
On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) is born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England, to parents Lesley and Peter Brown.
She was a miracle.
Since then, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) account for 1.9% of all infants born in the United States today.
IVF is becoming increasingly popular among couples who are struggling with infertility. Many of those who successfully undergo IVF find themselves with extra embryos, frozen for future use if the first transfer is unsuccessful, the couple decides to have more children, or they decide to donate.
In 2006, news stories estimated between 400,000 and 500,000 frozen embryos were in storage across the U.S. Now...the number is over 1,000,000.
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Did you have IVF and was surprised you had more embryos than you needed?
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Embryo Adoption Project is a non-profit completely free website for donors and adoptive families. Our goal is education on embryo adoption and donation and providing a safe environment for adoptive and donor couples to meet.
Why Choose Embryo Adoption
Embryo adoption allows the genetic parents to give their embryos a chance for life. And it provides you with an opportunity to have children. Embryo adoption allows you to experience pregnancy and the birth of a child.
Is Embryo Adoption Successful
Success rates, as measured by live births per embryo transfer, depending on the embryo's quality, the egg donor's age, the number of embryos transferred, and the embryo's developmental stage when frozen. According to data from the CDC, the live birth rate with embryo donation is 43-45% percent.
Do Embryo Donors Get Paid
Unlike donors of blood, sperm, or eggs, embryo donors are not paid. But the embryo recipients usually do pay the donors' fees for storing the embryos, plus lab fees or other incidentals associated with the donation. And of course, the recipients pay for the transfer procedure and medication.
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We would never have had these opportunities if we had not adopted embryos
I was so excited when we adopted embryos.
Those little frozen potential souls; I wondered what they would look like and how their personalities would blossom.
After becoming pregnant, I loved being able to see my baby’s heartbeat on ultrasound and feel her kicking as she grew. My husband was able to be at the birth and hold her and hear her first cries.
We would never have had these opportunities if we had not adopted embryos.
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