You know how important surrounding yourself with the right support network is before, during, and after the embryo adoption process. Unfortunately, your embryos don’t automatically come with a group of trustworthy individuals who have been there, done that. You’ll need to do some searching to find a support group that works for you. It may be a formalized meeting, an informal group of new friends, or something else entirely new, but here are some places to start your search:
- Ask your adoption agency. Many embryo adoptions go through a formalized adoption process, so if you are working with an agency, ask them if they have a support group or know of one you can join. Agencies are full of people with helpful information, and they should be able to put you in contact either with other families or a local meeting.
- Look online. Thanks to the internet, there are embryo adoption support groups made up of families from across the United States and even around the world. These online groups may have a simple forum where you can read and interact with other members, or they may host online teleconferencing meetings where you can virtually hang out with all of your new friends.
- Start your own. If you don’t find the group you are looking for, chances are, other people aren’t either. Post a message on Facebook, let your adoption agency know, or start a forum online and bring other couples who are going through the embryo adoption process together.
The support you need for this exciting, emotional time is out there! Surround yourself with people who have been there or who are currently going through the same thing. You’ll be able to depend on each other for advice, comfort, and celebrate each other’s victories. If you need more information on finding a support network, visit www.embryoadoption.org.
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