Before we got married six years ago, we dreamed of raising children of our own. Needless to say, it came as a sad shock to find out we both have complications and are unable to have children of our own without in vitro fertilization.
Though there are many options available to help us grow our family, we feel the most fitting option for us is the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program. Genetic parents who have completed their families through in vitro fertilization will donate their remaining embryos through the Snowflakes program. After we are matched with a genetic family and we adopt the embryos, Clare would undergo a procedure called frozen embryo transfer (FET) and hopefully become pregnant. It would allow us the chance to help a donating family save an embryo who would not otherwise have a chance for life, as well as give Clare the opportunity to know the experience of carrying a child to term. More information about embryo adoption is available at: http://www.embryoadoption.org/.
Like many couples in our position know, it becomes yet more daunting to realize all the options available to us come with a hefty price tag (with good reason). Though the Snowflakes program is not the most expensive path, it’s still a substantial investment, and we are asking for your support in that department. Every little bit helps. Every little bit is a blessing. Please help us realize our dream of raising children and consider us in your donation plans this year.
Steve & Clare Phelan
Tom and Kathy Phelan
Love ya kids!
Y'all are going to be amazing parents!!! Xoxoxoxo
To two wonderful people that have been apart of my life. My hope is that you will be the happiest sharing the world with someone new to this world.
I can't imagine two people who would make better parents than you both!!! Love you!
Sending all my love your way. xoxo
I'm only doing this so that when you get a human baby I can take on custody of your furbabies! Wishing you both the best, Rosie PS. In Judaism, the number 18 spells out in Hebrew letter to Chai, or life. It's a customary gift amount for celebrations, so it seemed appropriate here.
I have always known you would be strong, kind, loving, wonderful parents. I can't wait to watch your parenthood journey! Love to you both! Shelli Brady
Mary & Justin Horner
We're so excited for your growing family!! You two are going to be such amazing, loving parents.
Meredith (Walker) Kurtzweil
Clare- I am so sorry you are going through this. I did IVF with all of my children. It was a challenging time but also one that made me a mother. I wish you all the best!
God Bless you both on this amazing journey!!!
I love you guys :)
I know you two will make AMAZING parents!!!! Hope this little bit helps that happen sooner than later ❤️
I happened to come across your page after a friend posted the link on Facebook. I was very moved by your story and even though I don't know you, I work with children and I know how special they are. I wish you both the best of luck. I'm sure you'll make incredible parents.
Dibs on tow nibbles and chin wiggles.
Carl & Gloria Luff
We love you guys to the moon and back ❤️
I can't think of two more loving individuals to bring up a child. One of my sons and his wife are facing a similar issue, and I hope the universe will bless them as well. Much love and hope to you both!
Gloria (Mom Mom) LaNoce
Wish you the best! Love, Mom Mom
Bob and MB Helgens
You two will be AWESOME parents,,,we will hold your intention in our hearts and in our prayers!
Wishing you the very best on starting an addition to your family.
This is amazing. God bless you both, and your future little one. I can't wait to hear the updates as they happen! Much love and prayers!!
I can't imagine any couple better equipped to love and raise a child than you. All my love, Brian
MARY KAY & PAT McGRATH
Sending prayers and big hugs to you in your amazing journey. of starting your family ... God Bless !!
May God grant you this wish. xo
Michael & Jeannine Phelan
You will be amazing parents!! We love you tons. Mike and Jeannine
Blessed to be a small part of this wonderful event!
Kylie and Derrick Alger
Stevie & ClareBear- You guys are going to be PHabulous parents! Sending good thoughts, prayers and lots of love your way! Love you guys! Kylie and Derrick “Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone
Kimberly and James Torres
From one who knows.... Wishing you the blessing of a little one.
Virginia Ann LaNoce
You two deserve happiness!!! I am happy to make this contribution to your bundle of joy fund!!! Love you both
We love you!
Hey Steve + Clare. Love you guys. Sorry I couldn’t do more. I would love to see you start a family as you desire. best, Jude.
Hayley Schmidtke (Gorman)
So excited for you two!
What an incredible journey! Best wishes to you and your growing family!!!
Rick and Virginia Jeffries
We love you guys and hope nothing but the best!!
We love you!
Mel and I wish you love on this great journey!
Gregory & Stefania Earls
Way to get after it! Proud of you guys. I wish I could contribute more!
Blessings & love!
You guys are going to be the best parents. Can't think of a more loving, nurturing family for a baby to come home to! Xoxo - Katie
Ashley and Amy Hutchcraft
We love you both so much. Sorry that this is late. We both know that you will make great parents. We will continue to pray for you both.
Rosy Martinez White
Love & prayers to you, Stevie & Clare!
Robert & Michele Benson
Wishing you every blessing on this journey.
Katie and Neil Brown
Love you guys!!!! Sending prayers and good thoughts during this new adventure :)
Victoria and Marc Somers
Nancy and Vincent Mikan
Our love and prayers are with you.
Love you both so!
Merry Christmas Stevie and Clare! ❤️
I am really fond of you guys and I am sorry you are going through such a tough time. I want to help. I am sorry I couldn't do more. Huge prayers and love to you.