We had always dreamed of having children. A year into our marriage, we started to try on our own. As months passed and nothing was happening, I started to consult our doctors. They all said the same thing: “Just keep trying, this should be easy!”
As we approached the one-year mark, I finally got the referral to see a fertility specialist. After some initial testing, we learned that David had poor morphology and I had a diminished ovarian reserve. Our doctor told us (yet again), “You’re only 28 and 38, this should be easy!”
It was still not easy. After three failed IUIs, we moved on to IVF. We went through four egg retrieval cycles and had a total of four embryos created. After each failed transfer, I sought out more and more specialists. It felt like we saw every specialist there is! Despite every appointment with an allergist, hematologist, etc., nothing was changing. I was prescribed every fertility medication and had every procedure done.
After we failed with our last embryo, we were finally told, “This is not going to be easy, but we think we have a potential answer.” After many conversations with our doctor and much soul searching, we concluded that embryo adoption was the ideal fit for our family.
Our doctor highly recommended the Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program, and we soon began the process. We flew through each phase with the help of the wonderful staff and with each step completed, we grew more and more excited knowing that we would soon be matched with a placing family. I will never forget receiving that email right after the holidays: Congratulations! You have been matched!
As soon as we read our donating family’s profile, we knew we were a perfect fit! The next steps flew by and by the end of that summer, I was FINALLY pregnant. I gave birth to our daughter, our little Snowflakes baby, in May. We have a wonderful open relationship with our placing family. The matching process was truly a success for both families.
It may not have felt like it at times, but we wouldn’t change a single thing about our adoption journey for our daughter. We feel truly blessed.