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.
When you are adopting embryos through a program that requires an adoption home study, there are two options you can choose from to fulfill the requirement: a traditional home study or an embryo adoption specific home study.
Adopting embryos is a journey that begins with many questions. One of them probably being, “How many embryos should I adopt?”
You may be considering embryo adoption as a way to build your family. Yet find yourself wondering why people would donate their embryos? Moreover, why donate them to someone they have never met?
The donation process was so simple, informative, and heart felt. We immediately started the paperwork and in a couple months we were placed into matching. Our very first match was the perfect match. The connection with them was instantaneous! They were going to be wonderful parents.
Adoption can be a stressful time and can take a toll on your mental health. The trainings, fundraising, home study process… Not to mention the time it takes to wait for a match!
Mother’s Day is meant to be a time for appreciating and treasuring the relationships between mothers and their children. But Mother’s Day can also highlight the emptiness some may feel if they are in the midst of infertility. With glaring reminders on social media and ads for the “perfect gift for mom,” it is hard to not to feel hurt and maybe even a little jealous.
We have been on a long journey to expanding our family, and it is our greatest joy to have brought home a perfect baby girl. We waited six and half years since my second cancer diagnosis to hear the news that we would be parents.
One in eight. 7.3 million women in the United States. You are not alone. Infertility is more common than you think…
How does social media affect your embryo adoption or donation journey?