Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Back in Bowl

I have not updated much about our embryo donation and adoption. In January, three of our embryos were thawed for transfer. Although there was an initial positive pregnancy test, her HCG levels continued to drop and resulted in an early miscarriage. 

I was so saddened to hear of this news. A and W planned for a May transfer. Their doctor decided to go with embryos that were further along in development so it was decided that our remaining embryos would not be used.

Last Friday, which happened to be the 13th, our caseworker told me there was not a successful pregnancy achieved. This has been their 3rd transfer since last November. I am devastated for this couple.  I cannot begin to imagine what they have been enduring, especially A having to go through several tests, shots, and hormonal changes. Then having to endure heartbreak after heartbreak with each failed transfer. They are doing any more transfers and look into traditional adoption after they take some time off. 

I have provided my email to them in hopes that one day, A and W might want to reach out. They have no ties to me but I feel a small connection with them and would love to see their dream of a family come to fruition. As for our remaining embryos, there are two left. I don't know that they will ever be adopted. And I don't know how I feel about it at the moment.

This is not meant to be a sad post about embryo donation and adoption. I am still very glad that we have chosen this method of giving. Even though it was not a success, I feel honored that we helped this couple in some way and gave them a glimmer of hope.