Where are the Embryo Donors?

Q: Why are there more waiting families than embryo donors on NRFA.org? A: In reality there aren’t more waiting families than donors. With over 600,000 embryos frozen in storage, the need for families to adopt embryos is great. Even at NRFA, we average an equal amount of interest from embryo donors and waiting families. Why…

Adoption, Men, and 3 Common Fears Answered

 by Jillian Burden My husband and I adopted our son from Russia in November 2012 when he was 2 ½ years old. When it came to the idea of adopting, I like to say we were both always in the same “chapter” but not always on the same “page.” We both wanted to adopt, but…

Shots, Meds, & Ultrasounds, Oh My! Embryo Transfer Process

by: Sara at Chronicles of an Adoption I never thought this would be me. Shooting an inch and half needle into my rear end? Or sitting cross-legged on a wheeled gurney, staring at the mesmerizing picture of two embryos that were in a freezer one day and would be inside me the next? I was…

Embryo Match Success – Adoption & Donation

Embryo Match Success – Donors, Yohannah and Collin Success Story! Embryo donors Yohannah and Colin are grateful to have found their match so quickly on NRFA. “I’m really glad we found wonderful people who want our embryos and will love them so much.  It has worked out so much better than I ever thought it would.”…

Embryo Donor Gives The Gift of Life

by: Lauren Ochalek As I sit and ponder my life, how can I even attempt to summarize all of my insurmountable blessings? I could begin by thanking  God for my parents, siblings, extended family, and friends; all of whom mean the world to me. I could then go on to thank God for the gift…

Embryo Adoption Johnson Family Video

Giving Birth to my Adopted Daughter Zoe was born in 2012, but her life began 3 years before that. Zoe was one of six embryos created in 2009 through the use of In-vitro fertilization (IVF). When she was 5 days old she was frozen. God had big plans for these tiny, unique, pre-born “snowflake®” babies….

Embryo Adoption & Embryo Donation FAQs

Perhaps you’ve just read all about what embryo adoption and embryo donation in EA/ED Academy Blog. But you still have questions. Here is a compilation of Embryo Adoption and Embryo Donation Frequently Asked Questions! What does Embryo Adoption Cost? What are the types of Relationships that Embryo Donors and Embryo Adopters use? Why should I…

Embryo Adoption (Embryo Donation) Academy

Welcome to the NRFA Embryo Adoption (Embryo Donation) Academy! The following four courses will both educate you about Embryo Adoption and inspire you to consider it in a new light. EAED 101: Introduction to Embryo Adoption EAED 201: History of Embryo Adoption EAED 301: Legalities Concerning Embryo Adoption EAED 401: Management and Implementation of Embryo Adoption EAED 101: Introduction to Embryo…

Embryo Legal Contract Promotion

Legal Contract Promotion for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) NIAW is a wonderful time to support and encourage those walking the path of infertility. As the general population grows in awareness and education, the sharp edges of infertility are softened as judgement is replaced with compassion and loneliness is replaced with comfort. In an effort…

Success Story: Yohannah and Colin

Success Story! Embryo donors Yohannah and Colin are grateful to have found their match so quickly on NRFA. “I’m really glad we found wonderful people who want our embryos and will love them so much.  It has worked out so much better than I ever thought it would.” What led you to embryo donation? We had…