Frozen, But Not Forgotten
An Adoptive Dad's Step-By-Step Guide to Embryo Adoption
by Nate Birt
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019
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Perhaps you dream of having a baby but struggle with infertility. Maybe you have biological children but are considering adoption to build your family. In this guidebook written by a veteran journalist-turned-adoptive father, learn everything you need to know about the embryo adoption process from your first call with an agency or fertility clinic to bringing baby home from the hospital. Told from a Christian perspective using personal, funny and downright jaw-dropping anecdotes from the author's own adoption experience, this book will set your mind at ease by providing a clear roadmap for your adoption journey. Each chapter begins with a summary list of key themes and ends with a series of discussion questions designed to help prospective adoptive couples talk openly their hopes, fears and dreams throughout the adoption process. Packed with encouragement and advice that will save you precious energy, time and money on the road to adoption, this book will help loving moms and dads transform their parenting, bring precious embryo babies to term and affirm life in the era of in vitro fertilization.
"I have read the few books that exist about embryo adoption. This book makes a unique contribution: helping people really envision themselves as adoptive parents. Birt helps prospective adoptive parents become psychologically healthy to prepare for adoption, with profound advice on topics such as how to explain your story to other people in front of your children. Anyone considering embryo adoption, or working in the field of artificial reproductive technology should read this book." -- Daniel Nehrbass, Ph.D., President of Nightlight Christian Adoptions "
"God made life to be good, purposeful and precious. We cannot deny this fact for any form of life. These precious souls ... need the voice of Frozen, But Not Forgotten to plead their case and educate the world." -- Dana Marrs Carrozza, Co-Founder, Sacred Selections
"Nate and Julie showed an immense love and generosity when they adopted the embryo of their little Phoebe. However, it is even more admirable that they have now decided to share their experience. We could write a book filled with love, devotion and gratitude to life from every child born thanks to the adoption of embryos." -- Dr. Marisa López-Teijón, CEO at Institut Marquès assisted reproduction center, driver of the first European embryo adoption program
"Embryo adoption is simply not discussed in the church today, leading to scant Christian resources and bewilderment. Nate Birt has written a storyline on his family's adoptive process that is captivating. This unique and practical book is a timely resource to equip church leaders and prospective adoptive parents to walk through this confusing subject with sound wisdom." -- Daniel J. Hurst, Ph.D., Cahaba Family Medicine Residency
" Frozen, But Not Forgotten is a comprehensive overview of the embryo donation and adoption process. Written by an adopting dad, it gives the reader a hands on feel for how the process works, while addressing issues and hurdles that are all part of the journey. A great embryo adoption guideline, and we will offer this to our families as another resource." -- Maria D. Lancaster, President and Co-Founder, Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park
" Nate Birt has written one of the most important pro-life stories of our generation, revealing to parents that each frozen embryo created through in vitro fertilization is, in fact, a precious baby with its own individual DNA. Families that place these babies for adoption are heroes. "Frozen, But Not Forgotten" guides parents through the joys and challenges of embryo adoption--and sheds light on the unintended consequences of our society's embrace of assisted reproductive technology. Like Birt, I seek a world in which each of these children has a home--and in which this book becomes a footnote in history because no frozen embryos remain." -- Nick Loeb, Film Director: "Roe v. Wade"