In early 2014, after years of trying for a baby, both of us received diagnoses that would make it hard for us to conceive on our own. We were told our best option would be IVF, and later that year we went forward with the process.
We were elated when we learned that we had 8 embryos. These embryos immediately brought us so much hope and we were filled with love for them.
We transferred two embryos and were completely overjoyed when we found out we were pregnant with twins. The pregnancy was high risk and full of complications, but in 2015 we welcomed our healthy son and daughter. As our twins grew, we felt more and more that our family was complete. We put off deciding what to do with our embryos because it was so hard to come to terms with parting with them in any way. After lots of time and discussions, we were both in agreement that we did not want to have them discarded. These little embryos had brought us so much hope, and we ultimately realized we wanted them to bless the lives of another family and have the opportunity at life.
In 2020 we found Snowflakes Embryo Adoption and quickly felt that this was the route we wanted to go. After going through a few profiles of adopting families, we finally found a couple that we both felt was meant to be the family for our embryos. All 6 of our remaining embryos were placed with this couple, and they have since welcomed a beautiful baby boy into their family.
Each step of the process, from deciding to donate our embryos to ultimately learning of the birth of baby boy, has been full of lots of emotions. But the overwhelming feeling we have is one of gratitude and joy. We are so incredibly thankful to our adopting couple for choosing embryo adoption and giving a chance at life to those 6 embryos that brought us so much hope. We love receiving pictures of the sweet baby boy that has joined their family and feel so much love for him. We are excited for them to hopefully welcome more children in the future.
Making the decision to donate our embryos was not an easy one. The process was sometimes hard and emotionally challenging. But we have never regretted our decision and are forever grateful for this experience.