I received a call from our attorney about our Embryo Adoption process. Contract is being finalized and coming to us for signatures!
Bear in mind that the process doesn't usually take this long for most people, but we had a few obstacles to overcome before moving forward.
1) My biopsy - Part of the testing to prepare for a FET involved a mammogram since I am now 40 years old. Results came back abnormal. The biopsy has been rescheduled twice; the appointment is tomorrow.
2) Slow going communication - Since the world of EA is so new, attorneys that do legal work for EA don't only do reproductive law. Between our attorney (who is amazing), the donor attorney and the donor family, everything just takes longer to communicate back and forth. We chose these twinkle babies back in August.
3) Additional testing for Donor dad - The list of infectious diseases that donors are tested for has expanded over the past few years. Which is why our donor had to go back for additional testing even though the twinkle babies were created in 2007.
The good news is that we are closer. Praise God for that. He holds these babies in His hand whether they will be ours right now, in two months, or ever. We are trusting in the Lord that He has a plan for their lives (and ours). We do know that the babies becoming part of our family is only the beginning.
When we met with Dr. K and the nurse in August, we (our plans) were to do a FET in October. Well, October has come and gone and we are still a family of three without a signed contract for our twinkle babies. God's plan is obviously outside of our teeny view and we wait on Him for our next steps.
Hubby and I have both been feeling like God has been asking us to WAIT to do this FET which is one of the most difficult things we've been faced with lately. My heart so desperately wanted to do this NOW, which is why I couldn't understand why God put on my heart to "wait". After all, we have waited years for this moment.
So, we have prayerfully decided to postpone our FET until the beginning of the year (2011) for the following reasons:
- Hubby just got a new job in law enforcement and will be in academy/training for the next three months.
- Biopsy and health holdups - biopsy is finally tomorrow
- Holidays - I really want my two-year old (and us) to enjoy every moment together this Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have alot to be thankful for.
- Save more money for FET and legal costs.
- New Flexible Spending Account begins again on January 1, 2011 (tax free dollars for FET replenished)
- Little Mister's 3rd birthday in early February.
I've felt God confirm our decision by giving me peace in my heart. I would normally get hung up on the "what ifs" and "if onlys" in life, but this time it's very different. God has given me this "extra" time to prepare so that I can get deeper into His word, spent time with Him, rely on Him to provide my counsel and guidance and spend quality loving moments with hubby and little mister without the stress of treatments.
The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted in Him and I am helped. Psalm 28:7