About the Authors

Britney PhotoBritney is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and lawyer.  She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  She and her husband, Tygh, have three children.  Brae was born to them through the miracle of domestic infant adoption in 2008.  Sienna was born to them through the miracle of embryo adoption in 2011.  Graem was born in 2014 through the amazing science of IVF. Britney is thankful for the opportunities that adoption has brought into her life, and feels blessed to have this as a platform on which she can share the beauty of adoption.



My name is Sarah Mann- Herndon. I live in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I am married to my best friend and Pediatrician, Dr. Timothy Herndon. We are a blended family and have been married for almost 8 years. I graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Respiratory Therapy and BA in Community Health Education. I am currently studying Midwifery through the National College of Midwives. I am a stay at home mom for our NEDC baby who was born in 2013. We found NEDC through an advocate and speaker, Dr. Finger. He had been traveling through the US and speaking on embryo adoption.  After doing our own research and hearing stories from others who had babies through embryo adoption, we started our embryo adoption journey in 2012. We feel God gave us a heart to adopt when having our own baby together was not possible. We are so thankful in finding NEDC, there were many ethical reasons we chose them and believe they were a great option in expanding our family. Tim and I are verbal advocates for NEDC since our pregnancy in 2012. We want to share our experience and excitement we found with embryo adoption. I am currently pregnant with our second NEDC baby.


1422452_10151833816097843_1062277547_nJessica Wilson hails from Louisville, KY where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bellarmine University and Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University. She has spent the last ten years working in human resources and for Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities. Jessica and her husband Jeremy have been married since 2004 and upon learning their odds of having biological children with no assistance was very low, they pursued their adoption options. They started their adoption journey with the NEDC in the fall of 2008 and welcomed their twins, Grant and Maria in April of 2010. When she’s not keeping up with her growing babies, she enjoys instructing yoga and volunteering in the fitness ministry at Southeast Christian Church.


NancyPhotoNancy’s background in adoption counseling, including embryo donation/adoption, makes her uniquely qualified to help adopters/donors navigate the emotional, ethical, financial and sometimes confusing aspects of the process. Her warm and gracious manner will put you at ease and her knowledge of embryo donation/adoption will give you the confidence to make an informed decision on the best choice for you and your family.