"We went from no kids to a bundle of kids!", says Danette Gillingham, the proud mom of two sets of twin girls. When the couple adopted nine Snowflake embryos, they knew the placing family had musical abilities, and so Jeff and Danette purposefully encouraged their daughters in their pursuit of musical opportunities.
Now the four young women, who are all genetic siblings, have formed the
Gilly Girls Band
They play many different instruments along with
beautiful vocal harmonies
. A small taste of their talent was sampled on the 2020 Nightlight California Gala delivered via Zoom in late April.
These young ladies have an obvious zest for life and love for people. Eva Scow, the girls teacher and well-known mandolin artist,
“The Gilly Girls are bright lights in music; it is a joy to watch them share their gifts. They continue to pursue musical excellence on their instruments, and are quickly maturing into seasoned musicians with humility, creativity, and a passion to match.”
Recently the girls have decided to begin integrating their embryo adoption story into their performances. They've also added it to the home page of their website.
Danette claims, "God kept pushing into our hearts that He had children for us through embryo adoption." The family adopted four sets of embryos before they gave birth to their daughters.
The family's commitment to the pursuit of children through embryo adoption is inspirational. Successful pregnancy is not always achieved immediately when couples adopt embryos, but many of our adopting families can attest to the joy realized as a result of their perseverance, and the amazing people their adopted children have become.