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Embryo Adoption: The First Steps

Alrighty folks! It’s go time! After taking time to think and pray about embryo adoption we have decided what our first step will be.

Let me back up a bit here. 791 more words


For the fear of it

“It” first entered my life in 2006 and my thought…NO WAY! That is crazy! I wouldn’t do that! I know I spoke those words out loud to my sister-in-law, behind the wheel of my white Saturn, driving south on Interstate 75 from Ooltewah, TN, I remember the conversation well. 904 more words

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5 Reasons We Chose Embryo Adoption Over Traditional Adoption

Did you know that over 500,000 babies live in freezers across the United States? Yes, that’s right, freezers. They’re embryos that have been cryo-preserved after a round of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). 972 more words


Special Snowflakes

First, fair warning… this post is just chock full o’ morbid musings. Something that’s been on my mind lately is the question of “What do we do with our other embryos, and when do we do it?” When you use donor eggs, you sign a very long contract (I’m guessing you sign one for any assisted reproduction procedure, really). 1,263 more words


The 9-Day Wait

We arrived at the fertility clinic on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle. A number of friends and family had turned up for the big event, to pray over us and support us in this exciting step in our story. 1,440 more words

The Infertilizers

For the last 9 months we have known that our diagnosis was male factor infertility. That seemed pretty “fixable.” We’d pay lots of money, make some embryos, and then bring a baby home in 10 months. 934 more words


A reality pregnancy

I have been thinking a lot about my pregnancy.
Probably because it’s been 9 swell months since my baby left my body and arrived in my arms.  951 more words