Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Day I Gave Them Away

August 6, 2013

That is the date on the contract. Notarized and official. It is so strange to talk about embryos as property but that is how it is approached.

W & A have now adopted our 5 embryos and their transfer date is scheduled for Sept 22.  The door has closed on us ever getting them back. Not a day goes by that I don't pray for the entire process to be a success. From the thawing to the implantation, hoping it goes without a hitch.

Once the process starts, we are supposed to get status updates about the embryos, how many thawed, if the transfer was successful and then periodic stats on the pregnancy, if any resulted from our embryos. The specifics are outlined in the contract.

Six embryos is the ideal number to have for thawing since about 30-35% do not thaw successfully.
Because of this, our embryos may be mixed with another donor's embryos.

Whatever the outcome, I hope this works out for W & A.
And I hope that we can become more than just recipient and donor.