I’d heard of snowflakes or embryo adoptions when I was in college, but didn’t think much of it until a friend encouraged me look into it. When couples pursue in vitro fertilization and are successful, they often have leftover embryos that are cryopreserved (frozen.) They are human life – not just eggs or sperm, but already-conceived embryos that have the potential to become babies. Real people. Sitting frozen in storage tanks. The whole thing seemed kind of weird and sci-fi to me at first. Some of those are donated to infertile couples, who can become pregnant and give birth to their adopted children.
The more we prayed about it, the more we realized that we have a special gift to bring life to these babies-to-be. I am completely healthy. Those horribly yucky fertility tests confirmed that I have a completely healthy uterus and hormone system. I am able to carry life. Most infertile couples don’t have that possibility. Usually, the woman has some sort of difficulty. We are in a rare situation where our infertility is completely male-factor. It seems almost as if our Omniscient God, who designed us to be together, set things up perfectly so that we can give life to some embryos that would otherwise be discarded. Maybe He has a plan for those children to grow up and do great things for the Kingdom. It’s all really cool to think about!!!