09 May Happy Mother’s Day 2021!
Happy Mother’s Day 2021!
My First Mother’s Day – 2004
From Maria Lancaster –
This was perhaps the happiest day of my life. Pictured here with Elisha our daughter when she was 8 months old, and I was 48. The day was a triumph for me as I lost a number of babies due to miscarriages prior to Elisha’s birth. Her birth was scary too as she was born early, but she did well and as you can see was a beautiful baby!
Mother’s Day – today!
Elisha is now 17 years old and a Junior at Nampa Christian School, in Nampa Idaho. She’s a 4.0 student this year! She has always been the best daughter we could have ever dreamed of. We’ve never had a tiff, and she’s an amazing assistant in my office when I need some extra help. When she was 2 we were invited to the White House where she kissed George Bush, to which he said, “That’s the best thing that has happened to me all day”. Before Elisha came to us, a pastor prayed for us and said, “Child of destiny come forth”. The day at the White House I was reminded of that, and realized the word was fulfilled that moment. We are grateful for the gift of embryo adoption, Elisha, and another year to enjoy each other. We want to help you find your own journey with embryo adoption and we are here to help! ~ Maria Lancaster
Find out more Here!
A Mother’s Day Message – I Will Love You Forever!
This is a beautiful and powerful video based on the children’s book, “I Will Love you Forever”. I used to read this to Elisha. I hope you enjoy this short video. Happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks to our friend Vivian Battjes for sending this to me this morning so I can share it with you!
A message from Anne… new mother to
a brand new adopted embryo baby girl!
A Mother’s Love!
“Colette is a wonder. She fills everyday with such love. From her new coos, to tummy time triumphs, napping goals and vigorous feedings . She is a force already, and has Kyle and I completely captivated….she has deepened our faith in God and humanity. With new parental eyes we view our daughter and her world. Now with the utmost of gratitude and humility we are her mommy and daddy.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine Medical Symposium
We work with Seattle Reproductive Medicine frequently, and we love working with them! This looks like a wonderful learning opportunity. It’s designed for medical professionals but there may be a topic of personal interest to you that you may find interesting to sign up for. Also, you can share this with your Reproductive Endocrinologist or clinic as someone there may want to sign up.
Seattle Reproductive Medicine has been a leader in working with families that desire to adopt embryos!
Medical Moment: Did You Know?
Embryos can be frozen a long time and be born!
Baby Noah – Frozen for 15 Years!
This is a news story about a baby named Noah that was frozen for 15 years. This is not one of our babies, but we have had babies born after 18 years, and many also born after 15 years in the freezer. We don’t refer to embryos as “leftovers” and our method is an “adoption” method where the donors select and adopting family first rather than adopters “shopping” for their embryos. Nevertheless this is a story of a miracle child born through the miracle of embryo adoption and we wanted to highlight that embryos frozen a long time can make it!
How Does Embryo Adoption Work?
I am posting this AGAIN because there is a lot of wonderful general information about embryo adoption and embryo donation here. This was produced by the Embryo Adoption Awareness Center. They did a nice work on this!
This is not exactly how every aspect of our agency works, but there is a good resource for a general overview!
You can download the doc here.
GENERAL FAQ’s for you!
Our Intern Faith Purcell is a Graduate from NNU!
Faith is also our Bridge Project Manager!
Faith facilitates the Bridge Project for our families that have had children. This enables families to be connected to each other with updates through Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park.
“On Saturday May 8th I was able to graduate with my Bachelors in Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. I am eternally grateful to my parents, Laura and Cliff Purcell, for being the reason I am here today!” ~Faith Purcell
If you want to send Faith a note of thanks and/or Congrats:
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?
Or Faith Purcell at
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.
Make a Donation
Do you have questions about how to do updates for the Bridge Project?
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: email@example.com
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