|Look very, very closely...it's there. I had to hold it over a light bulb.|
One day, one of my blog readers took the time to email me her story and included a link to her blog. Even though we were complete strangers, her email was brutally honest, raw and written straight from her heart - as if it was written by a dear friend. As we read and corresponded further, we knew this was a family we wanted to seriously consider.
Embryo adoption is an awesome responsibility...one we had not realized the full extent of until we were deep into the process. Thinking about any future children and our accountability to protect them, one of the first things we did (and I hope ANY family considering embryo adoption would do) was a thorough search of the internet. In case there are any families who might eventually read this hoping to be selected for embryo adoption - had we seen too much information made public, items that conflicted with what they had already told us or pictures that didn't align with our values, we would have moved on in a New York minute. Open embryo adoption can be almost like a marriage - whether you like it or not, you are agreeing to be connected to this family beyond your existence on this planet (and vice-versa).