I truly believe adoption is not second best or ‘Plan B.’ We learned that the embryos we had chosen to adopt were made before Brent and I had even met one another! So all those years ago, our family was already growing.
When considering different embryo adoption and donation organizations, you will find that some will require an adoption home study or evaluation. Many families do wonder how they can complete it as fast as possible! Here are five tips you can use to complete your home study in record time!
Instagram has given the infertility community a place to connect, encourage, and vent their frustrations with a group of people who actually understand and have been there, done that. However, with community comes comparison. After seeing other accounts’ and individuals’ updates on their progress, uncomfortable thoughts may creep in…
Have you been diagnosed with PCOS? Are you fearing the possibilities of infertility? Are you already experiencing some signs that things may not be working as normal? If you are in one of these difficult spaces, be rest-assured that there are options for you!
Whether you are using a mutual-matching agency, a clinic, or a self-match program to place or adopt your embryos, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding on a match. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the possibilities, this guide may help provide clarity on what to expect.
The advances of technology have significantly changed the knowledge we have on embryo development. However, many families end up confused by the terminology and process used to select which embryos to implant, known as embryo grading.
If you are thinking of receiving embryos that were donated anonymously, or if you already have, your child will more than likely have future curiosity about who their genetic family is. Maybe they have already asked you questions you are not sure how to answer. In these situations, your next step will likely be an attempt to find your child’s donor.
Is anonymity possible in embryo adoption? With the increasing popularity of social media and DNA testing services, anonymity has become close to impossible to achieve.
Seeing our children grow, we know donation was the right path for us. The knowledge that they were once embryos, we knew in our hearts that we needed to be guardians to lead our remaining embryos to a chance at life with the right adoptive family.
Even if you know and feel that embryo donation is the right choice for your family, there can be many fears and questions surrounding the decision.
In recent years, child psychologists and adoption agencies alike have been emphasizing the importance of telling your adopted child their story from the beginning. Although this can seem like a daunting task, it is in the best interest of your child to know where they came from, so that they can be confident in their story and identity.
For families embarking on the journey of embryo adoption or donation, finding a fertility clinic to work with for the frozen embryo transfer (FET) can be the most difficult aspect of the whole process.
Open adoption and communication form positive relationships between donors and adoptive families. While you may feel that having communication with the adoptive family would be too painful right now, you most likely will not feel that way once the embryos have been donated and a baby is born.
It made so much sense to adopt embryos that have already been created and are waiting for a safe place to grow! I found hope that I could experience pregnancy again.
Male factor infertility is an all-encompassing term, and there are several reasons why infertility is on the man’s side of things.