Embryo Adoption Offers Hope to Infertile Couples - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/04

Embryo Adoption Offers Hope to Infertile Couples

Millions of women in this country want to have a baby, but they can't. Infertility affects one in six couples, but there are new opportunities for couples to have children.

One is a program called Snowflakes. It allows couples who want to get pregnant, to adopt embryos from families who have extra from their own fertility treatments.

"It's significantly less cost and gives them a lot of hope they too can have a family," explains Dr. Gloria Halverson, fertility expert.

Dr. Gloria Halverson says there are 400,000 frozen embryos in this country right now. Snowflakes is a Christian based embryo adoption process that's not entirely anonymous. Prospective parents can get a little background information and even some pictures to show for the genetic parents.

For more information about the Snowflakes program, you can ( click here ).

Snowflakes is based at:

801 East Chapman, Suite 106
Fullerton, CA 92831

The phone number is (714) 278-1020 or you can contact them by fax at (714) 278-1063.

Officials at Texas Tech told us that the university is not providing unused embryos to infertile couples because there are still legal issues to be settle before that can be provided at state institutions in Texas.

However, Dr. Janelle Dorsett, a Lubbock fertility specialist does offer embryo adoptions anonymously within her clientele. Dr. Dorsett can be reached at (806) 788-1212.

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