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Alaskan Embryos Bring Unexpected Turn for Iowa Family Looking to Adopt

The Timms decided to try something different - adopt and also give a home to embryos left over from someone else's in vitro fertilization. That's how they connected with a couple from Alaska.

Luke and Joni Timm, of Waukee.
Luke and Joni Timm, of Waukee.
A Waukee family with three children were looking to grow their family.

The Timms decided to try something different - adopt and also give a home to embryos left over from someone else's in vitro fertilization. That's how they connected with a couple from Alaska. The Timms arranged to receive the embryos, and then waited as the FedEx package of frozen embryos shipped across the continent.

After the fertilization process, they went for an ultra sound and discovered it worked - really worked. They saw one heartbeat, then another heartbeat and then a third. 

"We are probably thinking about going with a bus. We are going to buy a bus," said Luke Timm, a pastor.

Luke and Joni Timm are due in December. 
Maggie Robledo August 13, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Congratulatiions!!! Can you tell me more about the Timms family embryo adoption process? I'd like to explore this option, please. Thanks. Maggie
Luke Timm August 16, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Maggie - We'd be happy to connect with you about this! You can find more of our story on www.graftedgifts.com Thanks!

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