ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Tonight, on KTAB News at 10PM, an Abilene family is opening up about how they conceived identical twin girls through frozen embryo adoption.
Anthony and Crystal Sandoval began their journey to start a family in 2009, but after years of infertility treatments and several procedures with no success, they began to give up hope until their doctor told them about frozen embryo adoption.
Frozen embryo adoption works like this – an infertile couple (or single mother) initiates a pregnancy with a frozen embryo donated from a woman who has extra embryos from her own infertility treatments.
The embryos are then thawed and if they survive the thawing process, they are implanted in the mother who is gaining a child through embryo adoption, allowing her to experience the full pregnancy.
Crystal told KTAB experiencing the pregnancy was important for her because “for a female wanting to be a mother.. just being able to carry that pregnancy and go through that process and just to have those feeling of excitement and just the anticipation of being a mother. . . I want people to know there’s that chance.”
9 months after her embryos were implanted, Crystal gave birth to Mikah and Madilyn, now 2 and a half years old.
Tune in to KTAB News at 10 PM for the full story on the Sandoval’s embryo adoption.