The Ethics of Embryo Adoption

Last month in Tennessee, the longest known frozen human embryo was born. Emma Wren Gibson was conceived for in vitro fertilization (IVF), but was left frozen in storage for 25 years. When she was adopted as an embryo by Tina and Benjamin Gibson she made history – as a baby that was conceived just a year before her mother.

Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center, joined us on Morning Air® to discuss these “snow babies,” and the ethics of  adopting frozen embryos.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.