After about a year and a half since our last round of TTC (history in siggie) today my clinic sends out their monthly email and in it is an article about embryo donation. They are apparently in the works to begin offering this service.
DH and I are interested based on what little we have been able to learn by scouring the web today. Back when we were still trying, our RE thought IVF with PGD was our best option. If he still thinks I’m a good candidate to carry a pregnancy, I like the idea of embryo donation even better. Obviously it will cost less. We have been recently seriously considering becoming foster parents in the hopes of being able to to adopt another child, younger than our daughter, in order to complete our family.
I have read about embryo adoption but was a little turned off at the idea of going through all the hoops, homestudies, etc just to get embryos, which I realize might not even stick and become a viable pregnancy. Embryo donation, not requiring all those steps, feels like a much nicer option for us.
So I’m considering contacting our clinic and inquiring about this. What kind of things should I be asking? I want to let them know we are interested, and certainly if there is any kind of waiting list we want to make sure to be put on it as soon as possible. Hoping people here can offer some help and insight based on prior experiences.