Thursday, April 25, 2013

Oh my gosh....do I have some news for you!

I cannot seriously believe I'm able to write this so soon after our devastating miscarriage which was only four weeks ago.

We are adopting four new embryos!

A woman recently contacted me through a DE/DS Facebook page and put me in touch with a woman in California who had four embryos to donate. We got to emailing back and forth and we clicked. They want an open adoption and they even live in the same area that DH and I lived in for 10 years before moving to Texas. We have a whole slew of other things in common and have I've had a great time getting to know her. Her name is Libby. It feels right.

And on Tuesday she said the magic words: We want you to have our embryos!

All four are day 5 blasts and they were frozen in 2006. I'm giddy with excitement and didn't want to share the news until it was official, but this is really happening! The attorney is busy drawing up the legal contract and the donor is busy getting shipping set up.

We are moving quickly to get everything done for shipping because Libby is expecting her fourth child and is scheduled to deliver in two weeks. I'm so happy for her and I think we can get a lot done before then. Fingers crossed!

I feel so blessed, Thank you for the thoughts and prayers!

40 comments:

  1. That is so wonderful! Crying happy tears for you!

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  2. Wow! That's so great - it's amazing how God works things out.

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  3. Woot woot! Awesome! Praise God!

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  4. Congrats- so happy for you guys!!!

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  5. They sound like great embryos if she has 4 children! Wow!! Congrats!

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  6. This is fantastic news! So happy for you!!!

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  7. Liz, this is wonderful news! Congratulations!! I am praying for great things for you! - Kelly

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  8. So very very happy to hear this. You will be pregnant again before you know it and you have just expanded your family through adoption. Yay. I will pray it all goes smoothly and libby has a healthy, easy birth.
    kd

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  9. I am so happy for you!!! This brought tears to my eyes reading this!

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  10. Great news! So happy for you!

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  11. Awesome news Liz. So happy for you!!

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  12. Wonderful news.If one door closes another one opens.God has his hand in this.What a blessing . This lady is having her fourth child are they from these embryos? All of them are 5 days blasts? Woo hoo..Talk about strong embryos.All the best on your contract and process to get them to you and God bless this wonderful couple who donated them to you. Happy happy happy for you all.

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  13. This is great news! Congrats!!!

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  14. OMG I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! FOUR blasts?! That's amazing!! this sounds so perfect for you! I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of your journey :)

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  15. wow! that is great news! so excited for your guys! do they have all 4 kids from this batch!?!? that would be really amazing! wish i could be there to give you a congrats hug!

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  16. Happy, happy, happy! Great news!

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  17. Congratulations!! What wonderful news!

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  18. Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you.

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  19. Stopping by for ICLW. Congrats on this wonderful news! I hope everything falls into place perfectly and that this is only the start of something beautiful.

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  20. That is amazing news! It's not hard for people to see how caring and loving you guys are. Fingers crossed things get moving quickly :) I'm THRILLED for you!!

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  21. This is amazing, such a generous couple. This gives me great hope for you guys.

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  22. Pretty incredible news! Congrats on your new little embabies!

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  23. Congratulations!
    This is amazing route you are taking. We adopted the embryos about 3 years ago and thanks to that we have 2 year old son now.
    We are so happy to have him! I know why we waited so long - we waited for him!

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  24. whoohoo! Whoohoo!! What wonderful, fantastic, super and amazing news! SOOOOOOOOO happy for you!!!

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  25. Ugh, I hate that I missed this post the other day!
    That is fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I'm so happy and hopeful for you guys! <3

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  26. Hi Liz,

    I am in the process of trying to 'match' with a couple for embryo donation myself. Would you mind sharing the Facebook page where you made this connection? My email is jenandmattadopt@gmail.com if you prefer to share that way. Thanks!

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    1. Hi, I did not actually meet the donor on facebook. Instead, a person who knew the donor was on this same facebook group as me and put us in touch. So honestly, it was more of a chance meeting. It's a private group as a branch off of a bump forum, so I'm not sure it would be much help for you. If I had any advice, I would just say get your name out there. Maybe even put it out on http://lostandfoundandconnectionsabound.blogspot.com/ as one of my blog friends told me. Post on forums, put that you're looking in your signature with a link to your blog. If you have any questions I can help answer, let me know. I wish you lots of luck! Hunting can be hard, but with hard work and persistence, you'll find something. :)

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