PUBLISHED: 19:44 EST, 9 May 2012 | UPDATED: 19:44 EST, 9 May 2012

A couple who had IVF treatment after struggling to conceive for years have advertised their 18 leftover embryos on Craigslist so they can donate them to others in need.

Deb and Kevin McCrea had two boys after undergoing fertility treatment and a baby girl after In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) when they were left with 18 embryos.

Left with the option of donating them to a clinic or giving them away for stem cell research, the McCreas decided on an ‘open adoption’ as they wanted to be involved in the children’s lives.

When my daughter was born, I went months and months just thinking I just don’t want to sign, I’m just not ready to sign them yet,’ Deb told

‘I don’t want to give up that right to see pictures of that child and compare that child to ours, and see what they would have looked like and if they’re healthy and happy.’

She then decided on an unusual way to advertise the embryos to families in need of donation and fulfill her wish of seeing the children grow up.

‘One day I was just looking on Craigslist and I saw that they had a discussion forum and I thought why don’t I look on here and see if there’s anybody that’s in that process right now that might be interested in donating and having more of an open adoption of the embryos.’

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