How we got started...
The path God led us on that brought us to this place, founding this breeding business with this philanthropic purpose at the forefront, was entirely His own design.
My beloved and I wed in 2018. We soon became pregnant, and then miscarried. With child again, and then without. As this grim trend ensued, interspersed with prideful denial of reality and an eventual perceived inability to conceive altogether, we began considering "our options," as we so dreadfully called them.
My degree is in biology, so when I accidentally stumbled upon (or more accurately, when God willed me to learn about) embryo adoption, the biologist in me was rather intrigued. I immediately plummeted into research, feeling excitement for the prospect of carrying and delivering children--while still being able to participate in the redemption and healing that is inerrant in adoption--then we were immediately met with great frustration at the financial burden we would be faced with. Still urgently, our knowledge that there were over half a million Snowflakes® waiting to be given a chance to grow gnawed at our hearts.
Our answer nearly fell on our doorstep when family friends, who had initially intended to breed but were called away to missions, offered us their purebred Saint Bernard. She would not only fill our house with love and comfort (two things we were in need of more than ever), but also supply the solution to our financial barrier, thus enabling us to have the means to pursue frozen embryo adoption.
What made us confident in our abilities to breed dogs? Earlier that year, the Lord had providentially put me in a working relationship with the founders of Doodles Making a Difference, so I was learning by observation about the breeding process and what it enTAILed. (Sorry, I had to!) I was given the chance to help, ask questions, and learn under the generous tutelage of Christian Peoples and the many alliance homes that make Doodle Alliance such and amazing organization.
While waiting for our beloved Saint Sybil to come of age to breed, we decided that frozen embryo adoption was not the path we'd take immediately, but we still had a heart for those desiring to start their family, but were relying on fundraising and donations to make the medical bill payments.
This is why Snowflake Doodles exists. We want to expand love. We seek to do this in three different, yet interconnected, ways.
Firstly, we breed healthy, beautiful, family-friendly pups. Research has shown that people owning dogs tend to lead happier, healthier lives than individuals without a dog. Dogs are also very beneficial to children as they teach gentleness, responsibility, and myriad other commendable attributes. Bringing a dog into the family is a big decision and even though adopting a dog from a pound or rescue is admirable, the breed or temperament of the dog may not suit your family, especially considering the abuse the dog may have endured in the past and how that will manifest.
Snowflake Doodles strive to breed dogs that have minimal shedding, making life--especially life with kids--that much easier to clean up after. We also desire for our pups to be well trained and loved, beginning with their first 8 weeks with mama. We are committed to using the Misty Method, making housetraining that much easier for you when your puppy goes home. And, of course, all pups receive copious amounts of love in their first 8 weeks so they're friendly and loving in return when they meet their forever family.
Our second means of expanding love is to financially (and prayerfully) lift up the heartbroken couples who desire to embryo adopt a Snowflakes® baby, but cannot afford the expenses of conceiving, a blessing and privilege too often taken for granted. The individuals that choose to place their remaining frozen embryos for adoption are heroes; we want to support the individuals picking up the torch to complete the mission, giving life to the precious image-bearers of Christ.
Lastly, our long-term mission is for the love of Christ to be shared around the world. Snowflakes® Embryo Adoption Program is a division of Nightlight® Christian Adoptions, both holding to clear Christian values and desiring for the children in their care to be matched with loving families. The intention for Snowflake Doodles is to contribute to the growth of families and thus cause greater spread of the Gospel and the love of Christ.