Few things can be more devastating for a couple than learning that you cannot conceive. But thanks to growing technologies, more and more ways to get around nature's obstacles are appearing all the time.
One couple, Maya and Noah, are among the millions of couples in America that have struggled to make a family. They fought for four years through countless methods, using tips and tricks, IVF and even donated eggs from Maya's own sister, spending thousands of dollars in the process. Options failed and hope seemed to fade away.
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Then embryo adoption came along. Maya called fertility clinics all over the country looking for an ethnic match and eventually found one that had coincidentally been frozen the same year she and Noah had begun their struggle to conceive. So, after four years and more than $50,000 later, they were pregnant.
Though the baby has no DNA connection to either of them, she has now gestated in Maya’s uterus for nine months and they are due in the next few weeks to welcome their ‘adopted’ baby girl into the world.
Maya and Noah's little miracle is not the only one of its kind as embryo adoption increasingly becomes an option for couples who want a family. For those other couples, Maya and Noah have created an IndieGogo-funded documentary of their journey called 'One More Shot', following them through the highs and lows of reproductive assistance technology.
Watch the preview for 'One More Shot' below:
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