Frozen to Chosen

Ready for Transfer

We are happy to announce we have completed the mediation process and now have a transfer date!  Clayton and I spent the summer working on matching and mediation process. During this time we worked with a mediator to negotiate the terms of our open adoption. It was our choice to do an open adoption as… Continue reading Ready for Transfer

Chosen and Accepted

We are excited to announce we have officially chosen our embryos and the donating families have accepted!  This is a huge praise and major step forward in our embryo adoption process. For us, the matching process was much harder than we expected. We were overwhelmed by the process both mentally and emotionally. I mean, imagine… Continue reading Chosen and Accepted

The Waiting Game…

As my last post excitedly announced, we completed our home study on April 9th! We were so excited to be finished and move on to the matching phase. I assumed once the home study was sent we would start viewing profiles right away. However, in reality it took about a month and a half. That… Continue reading The Waiting Game…

Home Study Complete

Two weeks ago we officially completed our home study process! This was a huge step in our Embryo Adoption journey. While I’d always heard home studies could be a difficult process, I had no idea what to expect. So I thought I would share a little about our experience with you in case you are… Continue reading Home Study Complete

Initial NEDC Visit

Things are moving right along with our Embryo Adoption process. I haven’t had anytime for updates lately because we have been busy, busy, busy! I’m very thankful for the busy though, because this means we are moving closer to our goal. Last week, Clayton and I traveled to the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville,… Continue reading Initial NEDC Visit

The Process

I’ve had several questions about timing and the process of Embryo Adoption. So, I wanted to go into more detail on the steps and timeline. But before I do, I want to clearly state, I am not an Embryo Adoption adoption expert. We are still fairly early in the process and I would never claim… Continue reading The Process

Be Still

The D-group bible study I’m a part of is currently reading a book called, Bearing God’s Name, Why Saoni Still Matters. In the first week, one of the corresponding scripture readings was Exodus 14. As a read through it, I was struck by this section of the text:  10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked… Continue reading Be Still

Our 1 in 8 Story

“Approximately one in eight couples are affected by infertility in the United States. That’s about 6.7 million people each year who have trouble conceiving.” I’ve never publicly shared our fertility journey. I’m not entirely sure why, other than it’s deeply personal and it’s scary to share something so vulnerable with the world. We have shared… Continue reading Our 1 in 8 Story

Starting the Journey

January first was extra special for us this year as we officially began the process of embryo adoption with the National Embryo Donation Center. What a way to start off the new year! I had imagined submitting would be a quiet, prayerful moment of Clayton and I sitting at the computer together, both clicking submit… Continue reading Starting the Journey

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