(Closed) "Snowflake" Adoption?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Would you ever consider "snowflake adoption"?
    Yes (please state why) : (32 votes)
    56 %
    No (please state why) : (25 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    4715 posts
    Honey bee

    If I had exhausted all my other options, I would give it a try. I’ve never actually heard of that, but it’s a really interesting idea. It’s probably less emotionally painful for the biological parents also, since they don’t have to carry the baby to term and then give it up. And the adoptive mother is able to carry the child on her own.

    Post # 4
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If I’m understanding this correctly, I think it sounds like an awesome alternative to abortion for the people donating….I think a lot of people would definitely appreciate that. As to the question of whether I’d do this or not (“adopt” the baby), it’s hard for me to say, as I’m not sure I want more children.

    Post # 6
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I like the idea of that better than straight adoption, actually. I like that you get to have some of the control over what you eat/drink/medicines you take during pregnancy. That’s always been my biggest mental hurdle to adoption, since there are so many long lasting health consequences of pregnancy health!

    Post # 7
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @NaijaPuertoDorian:  So I did just read it wrong! Well, I still think it would be awesome if they could come up with a way to use fertilized embryos that would otherwise be aborted lol I think it would spare us from a lot of “pro-life versus pro-choice” arguing 😛

    Post # 8
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I never heard of this before, but it sounds like a great way to solve two issue, leftover frozen embryos and people who need embryos to proceed with IVF. Hopefully it just won’t create a bunch of legal issues once the baby is born.

    Post # 9
    4715 posts
    Honey bee

    @kerensa:  I would hope that there would be legal documentation of the biological parents signing over the rights to the embryos. It might also be better if it was primarily done anonymously. Adoptive parents could pick their donor, but the donors/bio parents wouldn’t know. Kinda like sperm donation. 

    Post # 11
    2488 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted yes beacuse it said concider.

    If I was not able to concieve I would concider all my options.

    although I have a huge dream to adopt  a deaf little girl and Fi says he only wants to adopt if we cant have our own beacuse he doesn’t want to deal with the crap i’ve had to deal with in my adoption.

    but I think adoption is beautiful. 

    Post # 13
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t consider it, but I guess I like the idea better than having a donor sperm OR egg and then having a child that’s half bio mine OR his. Anyway, I can’t exactly put my finger on why I wouldn’t consider this, but I just don’t think it would be the choice that FI and I would make. 

    Post # 14
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I voted no, but I would actually “consider” it, just likely not do it.

    I just think if we got to the point that we were doing IVF (which you’d still have to do an IVF type transfer with a previosly made embryo), I’d want it to still be at least one of our materials.  If we got to the point that we couldn’t do that, I’d probably adopt an existing child.


    Post # 15
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @NaijaPuertoDorian:  I think that a lot of those embryos have been stored for many years and have a small chance of being viable. 

    “Scientists seem to agree that most frozen embryos are not healthy enough to ever become babies. Indeed, the chance that the embryos will grow to full term is about one in 10 for those frozen for less than five years and even less for those who have been stored for longer.”

    From: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203260/Devout-Christians-seek-future-hundreds-thousands-frozen-embryos-left-IVF-treatments.html#ixzz26hvhM4Ac

    I am not opposed to this at all, but even the group who set this up says its not actually about delivery babies, rather a stand on the sanctity of all human life. Personally I would rprobably lean towards adoption. 

    Post # 16
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s a nice idea, but I don’t know that I would ever consider it. I agree with whoever said it’s more about the sanctity of life. One thing I would be concerned about, especially with a closed adoption, is that then this child would have full brothers or sisters out there and not have any way of knowing who they are, which could get awkward. 

    So probably not for me, but it is a nice idea.

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