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  1. Lamons Warren says:

    There’s always room for a little more joy!!


  2. toni sullivan says:

    This is amazing! This is something new to me, and I would love to read that book. We will be praying. How wonderful! 🙂 ~ toni

  3. Julianne says:

    Praying for you all! So excited to hear more as God continues to lead you all in this journey. 😀

  4. Debbie Wilson says:

    praying for you guys! what an amazing option – I love it!

  5. Diane Hamersley says:

    Dearest Brave Ones,

    I have tears as I read of the adventure you two are embarking on. God bless you mightily as you try to save a little one’s precious life. I, too, regard them to be a baby already. I will pray for you as regularly as is possible.

    Love in Christ,

  6. Samantha says:

    Beautiful, we will be praying hard in September for you. I didn’t even know this was an option- thinking that all the “left overs” got destroyed. This is so much more uplifting than that.

  7. Susy M. says:

    I don’t think you’re crazy at all – just full of love! What a wonderful thing you are doing. I will be praying for you and your family, Abby! Thank you so much for writing about this. I had no idea this was an option.

  8. Cathy D. says:

    The DeWitts will be praying for you—that God will do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that you could ask or think–He always does!

  9. Aunt Sue says:

    Will keep you guys in our prayers. This one will be just as much a part of your family as your two precious boys.
    Love and hugs to all
    Aunt Sue and Uncle Ed

  10. Aunt Lurine says:

    Wow! You two are amazing. I also will pray for you. I know that
    we all will love this new little person. Love you.

  11. SalannB says:

    John and Abby:

    I think this is wonderful and I wish you all the best on this endeavor!

    Sally in Indianapolis

  12. Beth says:

    Praying. I heard of donor eggs just a few months back. As we are just now starting trying to start our family but have some known issues that we are working on overcoming. I can see us heading down this road if the time comes. Thank you for sharing your journey.

  13. Rachel Wright says:

    Knoxville is my neck of the woods! I have a cousin who adopted some snowflake babies. She, like you, had other children already. Sadly none of her snowflakes took, but I do not think she regrets her decision to give them a chance.

  14. Shereen says:

    What exciting, wonderful news!

  15. Sachu says:

    That’s so sweet from you!
    I wish you all the best for this new journey!
    Praying very hard for you guys!


  16. Stephanie says:

    I’ll be praying! I’ve always been an advocate of adoption (even more so since my aunt and uncle adopted a little girl 9 years ago), and I think what you’re doing is wonderful. Crazy to some, perhaps, but you’re absolutely right in that it’s part of imitating Christ.

  17. Jeanine says:

    Personally, I’m praying for a girl for your new adventure.
    Hope or Faith or Bethany would be great choices for a name for her.

    I don’t read regularly, but pop in and out.
    The last four years I’ve been doing my own unique gig, caring for my parents. Mom went on ahead after 17 months on Hospice last year the night before Mother’s Day. Dad is still doing okay at 93 (and a HALF, just like the little ones say). I was the little sister to 2 brothers who were 9 and 7 when I was born because of Korea and job shuffling.

    May your seed take root and grow to be a wonderful blessing, whatever it may be.

  18. Lisa says:

    We suffered from Infertility for many years, finally conceiving via IVF (in Orlando). We, too, consider those 8 celled babies to be real, and one stuck around to prove it. He is 11 now. We transferred two, and hoped for twins, but we were blessed that even that one made it. We prayed that the others would make it to the freezing stage but that was not to be. We applaud those who choose to donate their embbies, but we vowed to use every single one if we created them. I can’t imagine leaving one behind. Miracles continued for us and we had two more children, the old fashioned way, after our 11 year old. He has a 9 year old brother and 8 year old sister. At that point we had plenty of miracles and decided we’d been blessed sufficiently. We pray that you have (at least) this miracle still to come. Can’t wait to follow your journey! God bless you.

  19. Rebecca Laatsch says:

    I have long been concerned about these unacknowledged lives. I am thankful God is giving you the opportunity to bring this one into your heart. I will pray for you all.

  20. Shara Livingston says:

    Amazing story! I will be praying for you all!

  21. Rena says:

    These little ones truely are the “least of these”, poor frozen children, stuck in limbo as you say, waiting to be adopted or “destroyed”. If I was in a position to adopt one, I would be the first in line, right there with you. I have done much reading and research regarding this type of adoption, and helped organize an fund raiser for a friend going this route. Please keep us updated, that little embryo baby has been waiting for you 🙂

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