More than two decades in icy storage, and then this beautiful child, Emma, is born! Learn more about her birth story in this CNN Video, Embryo Frozen 24 Years Results in Successful Birth.

During in vitro fertilization, multiple embryos are usually created and possibly not used by the original couple. These embryos can be frozen, so they can eventually be used by someone unable to conceive a child naturally.

These are “snowbabies,” potential human lives waiting to be born. The wait usually isn’t so long. In Emma’s case, it was 24 years!