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It’s an option many couples turn to when they have problems conceiving. But along with a rise in vitro fertilization (IVF) comes an increase in the number of embryos sitting in labs across the country. What happens to those hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos once families decide their household is complete?

After much consideration, some have decided to donate their embryos to the one in six families in the U.S. who have problems conceiving. It’s a very sensitive and personal issue PIX 11 is digging deeper into, with the help from New Hope Fertility Center and Nightlight Christian Adoptions Snowflakes Embryo Adoption program.