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Crystal Angels Embryo Donation

Crystal Angels is Children's Connections' Embryo program that connects donors with those in need of embryos. The Crystal Angels program consists of all necessary elements for receiving embryos. This program is sometimes referred to as embryo adoption with other groups. CCI works extensively with embryo donors and parents to be, each who gives a priceless gift to the other.

IVF, Egg Donation or other procedures too costly? Receiving Embryos may be a great option!

Opportunity to experience the excitement and anticipation of pregnancy and child birth through the Crystal Angels Embryo Program!

Since you have experienced fertility struggles, you may be considering options such as adoption. As you come to terms with parenting a child who is not genetically related to you, this new type of program might be the right choice to grow your family.

Baby made from embryo adoption

Receiving Crystal Angels Embryos

Crystal Angels will provide all necessary elements for receiving embryos.

Embryo Donor and Embryo Adopter

Crystal Angels Matching Process

The program uses a mutual selection matching process. Donor and recipient families provide Children's Connections with their specific criteria, then Children's Connections matches the two families.

Recipient and donor families may set preferences for the other family on qualities including age, length of marriage, number of children in the household, income, work, childcare plans, prior marriages, ethnicity, age of donors when embryos were created, family type, living location, religion, sexual orientation and level of desired communication. 

Once both parties have decided on a match, the process will move forward to the transfer of the embryos.




African American





Open to many adopting families

3 Male embryos

Open to any adopting family types

Heterosexual married couple

Heterosexual married couple

Hispanic couple

Open to any adopting family types

Open to any adopting family types

Crystal Angels Steps

Adopted Embryo Baby

Prepping for Your Home Study

Starting on your adoption home study may seem overwhelming! It’s common to think that your home and your lives must be “picture perfect” in order to “pass” a home study. The purpose of the home study is to document your background and home life. Rather than seeking to “inspect” you and your home, your adoption social worker is there to help you think through the process of adding a child to your household. He or she will want to help you be successful throughout your home study and adoption!

Post-Birth Support

CCI provides post-birth support and supervision, which includes one face-to-face visit in the home and monthly contact for six months following the birth of any children. Recipient parents are able to contact Children's Connections at any time for support with parenting transition.

Level of Contact between Donor and Recipients

One of the most common question, from from both donor and recipient families, is about what type of contact you will have with your matched donor family. Most people enter with fear and misunderstanding about what open relationships mean. Embryo donors do not want to co-parent, but instead are seeking parents for the frozen embryos.

Having an open relationship with embryo donors means keeping communication channels open between both your children and their own. Children's Connections staff will work with you and educate you about your choices. We will help you make the decision that is best for you and your growing family.

Contact between the donors and recipients is on a continuum ranging from no contact very open contact. Most of our embryo relationships fall in the range of semi-open, where letters and pictures are shared on a consistent basis throughout the years.

Grants, Fundraising, and Loans Available for Embryo Program

The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation’s Family Building Grant is an annual award that provides up to $10,000 to needy, infertile families. These grants assist with the costs associated with infertility treatment or domestic adoption.

Baby Quest Foundation provides financial assistance through fertility grants. Designed for those who cannot afford the high costs of procedures such as IVF, gestational surrogacy, egg and sperm donation, egg freezing, artificial insemination, and embryos.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Beautiful adopted child with parents

Please contact us to learn more information. We would love to discuss Crystal Angels in more detail with you and your family.

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