During this time of waiting, I wanted to share with you how far we have come! Some of this is for Ricky and I as a reminder of the journey and how God has been faithful as we have trusted him with our family.
March 11, 2014 - Informational Adoption Meeting with Bethany Christian Service
Early March 2014 - Decision to Purpose Domestic Adoption and completed preliminary domestic adoption application with Bethany
March 19, 2014 - meet with Bethany social worker
A little background to the above meeting. Ricky and I thought we were about to start the domestic adoption journey that evening. We left (or at least I left) with a feeling of uneasiness and without peace. As we were about to walk out the door of the adoption agency the social worker mentioned embryo adoption and asked if we were sure that wasn’t an option for us? We quickly answered that we had previously purposed fertility options and we were fairly confident we could not afford it. She encouraged us to purpose embryo adoption. We drove home from the office in Waukesha, WI and discussed our options and we ended up on the couch together reading about embryo adoption. That next week we sent several emails inquiring about embryo adoption and realized it was financially within our reach!
April 21, 2014 - Consultation with our fertility doctor regarding embryo adoption
End of April 2014 - Formal Embryo Adoption Application with Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency (Snowflakes program)
May 14, 2014 - Sinsohistogram and labs at the fertility clinic
June - July, 2014 - Bethany Home Study
June 11, 2014 - First home study meeting with Bethany Christian Services
July 11, 2014 - Establish care with an OB/GYN
Summer 2014 - work on Adoption Profile
August 25, 2014 - Matching interview with Snowflakes
September 5, 2014 - First potential match
September 10, 2014 - Decision to decline the first match
September 23, 2014 - Second potential match
September 24, 2014 - Decision to decline the second match
October 7, 2014 - Third potential match
October 8, 2014 - Decision to accept the match!!!!!
October 16, 2014 - Received the Embryo adoption agreement
October 20, 2014 - Notarize embryo adoption agreement
November 20, 2014 - Sign consents at the fertility clinic
December 3, 2014 - The embryo’s arrived at our fertility clinic
December 4, 2014 - Sinohistogram and more consents at the fertility clinic
January 7, 2015 - Learned we needed to start the hormone cycle for the frozen embryo cycle over
Of course there are some steps in between December 4th and January 7th but I will share you every doctors visit and the details of the medication schedule. It has been quite the journey the last 9 months! We are patiently waiting for what is in store next!
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We continue to receive kind words, emails and cards of encouragement. Thank you all so much!