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Our story begins with secondary infertility; something that wasn't even on our radar when we began trying to have a second child. After a year of waiting and lots of tests, it was recommended that we try IUI. We knew medical intervention was a viable option but God has led our hearts to adoption instead. Specifically, embryo adoption.

Many couples, after going through IVF, have frozen embryos left over that they are unable to implant themselves. Instead of allowing them to be destroyed or donating them to research, many couples are choosing the chance of life for their embryos. To give them this chance, they are allowing them to be adopted. We believe that life begins at conception and that each of these embryos is a human life that inherently has worth and deserves this chance that their parents want to give them. Children born through embryo adoption are often known as Snowflakes.

Our journey of adoption begins with a home study. After completion, we will be mutually matched with a placing family. The placing family will be allowed to view our profile and, if they would be comfortable placing with us, we will then be allowed the opportunity of taking on their embryos. Lara will then undergo the medical procedure to have them thawed and implanted and she will carry their pregnancy. We will likely be given more than one embryo since there is a chance one or more of them will not survive the process. However, we are committed to giving the chance of a full life to each one we adopt.

As with any adoption this will be a long, expensive process, and we covet your prayers throughout this process. We also need your financial help, and so do our potential future family members! Please consider joining with us to bring one of these precious embryos the chance to experience the life God has called them to live. Thank you!

  1. It's hard to believe we are already two months into this process! First, we want to say thank you to everyone who has donated. It has been an enormous help and support as we focused on our home study. We have had a couple of people ask where our Adoption Bridge target goal came from. It represents roughly a third of our total costs for the entire adoption and one frozen embryo transfer (FET).

    We have now completed everything that is within our control for the home study including home visits. All we are waiting on is for the state of Oklahoma to complete our child abuse background checks. Once that is done (hopefully soon), we will be moving on to the matching phase where we will be matched with our placing family and our embryos. We ask for prayer not only for us as we will be deciding whether to accept the match that is presented to us, but also for our placing family as they are working through these final stages of finding a home for their embryos.

Christy Salamon

Caitlin Campbell

Randy Tankersley

You will be a blessing to this special child.

Glen Zornes

You guys are incredible parents already and will be incredible for our snowflake that is waiting!

Ralynn Harruff

God Bless you and your Snowflake .

Ray North

Lara and Sean, May God pour out his blessings on you both and beautiful baby number 2 comes along.

Andrew Zornes

We love you and hope all works out!

Kristen Bruce

Praying for you guys and future McKinneys! Love you!

Karen Campbell

Hope your prayers are answered soon!

Drusilla Zornes

Adam Greer

Praying God brings you the exact child you are meant to adopt!

Kelly Leahey


Romans 8:23 “And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” yours willingness of obeying God's calling had been a great encouragement for us. May God bless McKinney through this precious child.

Glen Zornes

Thi Nguyen

I am so excited for you and your family and wish all the best to your new life journey! Love.

Brittany Roddy

What an exciting time for your family!! We are here to support you in prayer and however else we can. May God bless this adventure you are about to embark on:) Kevin & Brittany

Laurel Bernat

Bethany Rieck

David Anderson

Praying for you on this journey that you’ve been called by God to do. ❤️

lacey evans

Danielle & Brett Jones

Praying with you for this child!

Philip & Julie DeYoung

Randy & Kay Watson

Many blessings to your sweet family.

Jessica & Justin Roye

Praying for you all!