15 Jun Amelia Jean has arrived!
Amelia Jean has arrived!
Born March 28, 2022 to Becky and Greg of Mississippi
Congratulations to this new embryo adoption family!
Grateful first time parents Greg and Becky
“After a 6+ year journey with infertility, and one previous attempt with embryo adoption that was unsuccessful, this is such an incredible gift. We are deeply grateful to God for this little life, and so grateful for the donor family for helping our family to grow!”
~Becky and Greg
Medical Moment for June
How long can embryos be frozen?
From our friends at the NEDC!
An East Tennessee baby whose birth was facilitated by the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) has made history with her arrival. Molly Everette Gibson, the daughter of Tina and Ben Gibson, spent more than 27 years as an embryo in frozen preservation, setting the new known record for the longest-frozen embryo to ever come to birth, according to research staff at the University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library. Molly was frozen on October 14, 1992. She was thawed by NEDC Lab Director & Embryologist Carol Sommerfelt on February 10, 2020 and transferred to Tina’s uterus by NEDC President & Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Keenan on February 12, 2020. She was born October 26, 2020, weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 19 inches long. What makes all of this even more special is that Molly broke her own sister’s record! Fellow NEDC baby Emma Wren Gibson, born in 2017, had been frozen for more than 24 years, holding the known record for longest-frozen embryo to come to birth until Molly’s arrival. Both girls were frozen together as embryos and are full genetic siblings. “I think this is proof positive that no embryo should ever be discarded, certainly not because it is ‘old!'” said Dr. Keenan. “This is also a testament to the excellent embryology work of Carol Sommerfelt. She is perhaps the preeminent embryologist in the country when it comes to thawing frozen embryos. And of course it’s a testament to how good God is, and to His infinite goodness and love.”
Follow LifeNews on the Parler social media network for the latest pro-life news! “When Tina and Ben returned for their sibling transfer, I was thrilled that the remaining two embryos from the donor that resulted in Emma Wren’s birth survived the thaw and developed into two very good quality embryos for their transfer,” said Sommerfelt. “It was even more thrilling to learn 11 days later that Tina was pregnant. I rejoiced with Tina and Ben as we all anxiously waited for the arrival of their second child.”
Sommerfelt added, “When Molly Everette was born on October 26, she was already 28 years old from the standpoint of the time the embryos had been frozen. This definitely reflects on the technology used all those years ago and its ability to preserve the embryos for future use under an indefinite time frame. It also shows the reason the NEDC mission is so important, giving all donated embryos the best chance for life.”
The faith-based NEDC has gained distinction as the world’s leading comprehensive embryo adoption program, with more births facilitated (more than 1,000) through embryo adoption than any other organization or clinic. Its dual purpose is to protect the lives and dignity of frozen embryos that would not be used by their genetic parents and to help other couples build the families they have longed for via donated embryos. Embryos have been donated to the NEDC from all 50 states and couples have traveled to Knoxville from all over the United States as well as some foreign countries for their embryo transfers. Our website is www.embryodonation.org.
Article credit goes to Lifesite News
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22 babies on the way for 2022 so far!
We have a way for you to raise money for your embryo adoption!
Raise $ For Your Embryo Adoption : )
We wanted to point out that through our Miracle Embryo Foundation you, your family or friends can make a donation to this foundation and all of the proceeds can apply towards your adoption fees. This is a tax-deductible donation. All that needs to be done is note your name on the donation!
You can forward this email to your loved ones and ask them to help you build your family.
If you have any questions email me:
Checks can also be mailed to:
The Miracle Embryo Foundation
Att: Maria Lancaster
Box 1248, Nampa, ID 83653
The Bridge Project – Connecting Families
with your family!
We are helping families to connect with each other through this project. Both adopting and donating families have been set up with personal Sharefile folders so all updates can be shared and saved. Questions?
You can support
The Bridge Project!
If you are interested in making a tax deductible donation to support The Bridge Project, you may donate to our foundation, The Miracle Embryo Foundation that directly supports this heart touching and relationship building work.
HOW TO DO A FAMILY UPDATE!
Start a Word Doc.
- Write your letter or note to your family, stating Dear Bob and Sue etc.
- Insert your photos, if you have them, into the Word Doc.
- Name your masterpiece and save it: Joey’s first birthday for Bob & Sue
Email your update to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will take care of the rest by adding these updates to your adopter or donor Sharefile folder for them to see. They will be notified by Sharefile that they have updates! People love updates, and we love to pass them on!
Maria Lancaster, President Co-founder
Questions? Call us: 888-959-7712