First, I love that you want to adopt! Being adopted myself, it makes me smile!!!
Second, it sounds like you are open to all avenues to achieve growing your family.
I don't know why you have decided to adopted, and I dont want to cross any boundaries, but, I wanted to ask you if you have ever considered donor embryos or embryo adoption?
My twins were born as a result of embryo donation, so I am a huge advocate.
Thank you so much for sending me a message. I do not know much about embryo adoption, is it expensive? I couldnt afford IUI or IVF which is one reason i never had those procedures but I would like to know more about how you went through it. Some of the reasons I am not able to conceive may be me from a hormonal imbalance and thyroid disease. My husband had a vasectomy reversal done 4 years ago. The doctor did a great job and the procedure worked but his motility and morphology is pretty bad. I would love to hear your input, I have to say I am rather afraid to hear the prices of embryo adoption though.
Well, of course it depends on how it happens...adoption is more expensive then donation....but it is much cheaper then domestic or international adoption.
There is a place in California called California conceptions that has a 100% refund program for around 10-12,000dollars. But you have to travel there for transfer...
There is a website called miracles waiting, that connects donors of embryos with people looking to donate. It cost $150.00 to join.
Our donor found me on here :). She knew my struggles, and just approached me.
Fertility clinics often have their own donor embryo pool also. I would avoid clinics with clinic fees, but a lot will do it for just the cost of a FET( frozen embryo transfer). That can run 3-5,000
There is a place called snowflake adoption that I have heard wonderful things about too. I believe it is 7-8,000...I think??
Also a place NECD, (I think) that does a lot of embryo adoption
Oh, and at California conception, if you aren't successful, you get 100% of your money back, and can rejoin the program
I am so sorry to hear of your struggle. We have been wanting to adopt as well but we do have our own biological children as well. We felt called to adopt and it has been an emotional roller coaster.
I have been considering donating my eggs and am not sure if that would be helpful in your situation or not. I have signed up on an egg donation program but have no idea what the cost to the recipient would be. If you are interested, feel free to pm me and I would love to talk more with you.
Weve been ttc for 3 years with 6 miscarriages and 3 failed clomid cycles.
We have a friend willing to adopt to us and i always think what if she chamges her mind
You are brave! I always like to say this to anyone who goes through the adoption process - as well as the IUI's and IVF's. We were in the same boat. My husband and I tried to conceive for 5 years with 'super drugs' even going through a cycle of IVF - all failed. We adopted about 2 years ago and it's the best story of our lives. We found a great agency and from start to finish we had our little boy in our hands in 6 weeks!!! It was crazy. I would love to recommend the agency to you! I recommend them to everyone because they were so amazing. He is the best gift we've been given and I can't imagine life any differently now. It will happen for you. I know it's a journey but make the best you can of it. Think positive and enjoy this time with your hubby. Every baby is a gift no matter how they enter our lives. Let me know if you want the name to the agency - they are amazing. I would also be willing to share our story with you, if you'd like. Good luck, hon! Hang in there - there's a baby out there that God has waiting for you. :)
I have a close friend that is adopting. She signed up with a few smaller agencies, but is looking for a few others to sign up with...I would Love to tell your story, and tell her the name of the agency you used :)
Yes, please share the name of the agency you used. My sister and her husband have been also trying to adopt and they can certainly use a good agency to help if possible. Thank you!!
Liz thank you, I am happy to know your story has a happy ending. I would love to know more about your agency. It has been a terrible road but I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my post. I also appreciate you had 5 years of misery so you understand exactly how I feel right now. That means a lot to me. Any advice and information on your agency would be wonderful. Thank you again