NRFA Matches

Celebrating Matches

Happy family with newborn baby

“Does NRFA.org really work?” Our customer service team is often asked this question.

In four years of simplifying the embryo donation and adoption process, we have heard countless matching success stories that touched our hearts and inspired us to work harder. As we prepare to celebrate our freedom in the United States on July 4th, we’d also like to celebrate the success of several NRFA matches.

“I had been stressing about these embryos since their creation. First, worrying about what was to come of them, and then the past two years focusing strongly on finding them a match. Finally, this chapter is closing and another soon beginning. I love our embryo recipient family and am so excited to see what will come.”     Sheena & Phil

“I only had my profile on NRFA.org for a month and now we are already drawing up the contract with a lawyer. We have been trying to conceive for 9 years, so nothing else has been fast obviously. I feel like God is finally saying it’s time. And I feel like He led me to NRFA.org to find my children’s first family. Now they will have a forever family with us and will always know where they came from and how much they are loved by both families.” Lyndsey & Brad

“I’m really glad we found wonderful people who want our embryos and will love them so much.  It has worked out so much better than I ever thought it would.” Yohannah & Colin

“The process has been easier than expected. Everyone from our lawyer to fertility clinic have been very helpful and easy to deal with. Our donor family has been amazing, too.”  Raegen & Bryan 

“Many embryo donors share these same fears. You honestly do not know how you will feel until those milestone days. I’m happy to report that though there were some hours spent thinking and reflecting, I am so content and at peace with my decision. We are very happy that we worked through the emotions to get to this wonderful place of blessing another family.” Katie & Scott 

“We used NRFA’s legal contract service and they were very helpful. I’m so glad that they have so much experience with the intricacies of embryo contracts so that I could relax and focus on the relational and emotional side of the experience.” Grace & Kent

“Some of our greatest blessings have been born from our greatest sorrows. Had we not stepped beyond our fears to embrace embryo adoption, we would have foregone so much joy in raising our children and loving our donor families.” Charis & Duffy

“We have peace and happiness about donating our embryos to this wonderful couple! These precious embryos are going to an awesome family that we hope to have as extended family in very near future.” Gabriella & Ben

“We didn’t have to make a ‘family book’ or get a home inspection. It was so nice to do everything online, all on one website. This is a connection of families with other families – it is a beautiful thing.” Mine & Cody 

“It really isn’t as daunting as it seems! …With NRFA you have so many questions and answers at your fingertips. It was as easy as getting a contract notarized and having them shipped.” Laura & James

Have you shared your success story? Pay it forward.

Give encouragement to those at the beginning of their embryo matching journey by submitting your success story to support@nrfa.org. Simply email in your answers to the following questions and let us know if you would like to submit your names or be anonymous:

  • What led you to embryo adoption/donation?
  • How did you hear about embryo adoption/donation?
  • How long had your family been looking to donate/receive embryos prior to registering on NRFA.org?
  • How long was it before you were contacted or made contact on NRFA.org?
  • What special connections or commonalities have you noticed between your family and your donor’s family?
  • Describe how the process of matching, legal contract, and medical planning has gone. (Easier/harder than you expected, more/less work that expected, easy/stressful, etc.)
  • What has been the biggest surprise to you throughout this process?