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Monday, April 14, 2014

Congratulations to the Gassman Family

The Embryo Adoption Awareness Center wants to wish the Kelli and Dan Gassman congratulations on the birth of their daughter Aubrey on March 20th. After suffering from infertility due to poor egg quality the Gassmans choose to build their family through embryo adoption, first giving birth to their son Trevor and now to Aubrey.

Kelli and Dan have been amazing advocates for embryo adoption, even appearing on "The Katie Show" last fall to share their amazing journey. To see the Gasman's appearances on "The Katie Show" please visit the Video Page of

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Heilman Family's Story of Embryo Adoption

Eric and Rebecca wanted to start a family, and after an unsuccessful year, were diagnosed with infertility. When they started looking into adoption they heard about the possibility of adopting embryos. This video was a winner in the last year's Embryo Donation and Adoption Video Contest.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Study shows IVF more successful in spring

Spring has always been a season for new life, even for humans.

According to a Health 24 Magazine article, Brazilian researchers have announced the results of a study concluding that human fertilization rates are highest in the spring, nearly 5% higher than winter fertility rates and slightly above summer and fall rates.

“Epidemiologists have demonstrated a seasonal distribution in human natural conception and birth rates,” said study author Daniela Braga in the September 15 article. “We observed a 1.45-fold increase in the fertilization rate during the spring,”

Health 24 goes onto explain that the Brazilian study followed 1,932 women undergoing egg retrieval for in vitro fertilization. Of these women, 435 had egg retrieval in the winter, 444 in the spring, 469 in the summer and 584 during the autumn. Women who had their egg retrievals in the spring had by far the most successful rate of fertilization at 73.5%.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Embryos Become Babies

Are you considering IVF or adoption? Consider embryo adoption. There are over 600,000 embryos in frozen storage, many being made available for adoption. These embryos are transferred into your womb; you experience the joy of pregnancy and give birth to your adopted child!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Legal Side of Embryo Adoption

On Thursday, March 20th, the Awareness Center hosted a session of “The Affordable and Accessible Adoption Choice” webinar. At the end of our presentation, the attendee’s asked some wonderful questions about embryo adoption. Below is an example:

Question: Is it necessary to have a court hearing to legalize the adoption, or is signing the transfer of property all that is needed to make it legal and finalized?

Answer: Just to be very clear and transparent on all levels, in the U.S. embryo adoption is not considered a legal form of adoption because embryos are considered property, not people. Therefore the process is governed by property contract law, not by adoption law. We are applying the best practices of adoption to the whole process, but adoption law does not apply.