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The Different Ways You Can Adopt Embryos

This is part 3 in a guest series by Leialou. .  .  .  .  . After deciding we wanted to adopt embryos, we considered three different paths to adoption. Private Embryo Donation The first way you can adopt embryos is to locate a couple and reach an agreement with them to adopt their embryos. It [...]

Why We Chose Embryo Adoption – Part 2

This is part 2 of a guest series by Leialou. .  .  .  .  . Back at square one, we had to decide what step we wanted to take next. We figured we had five options to choose from, but we wanted to speak to our RE before making our final decision. Here is what [...]

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Why We Chose Embryo Adoption – Part 1

This is a guest post by Hellobee hostess Leialou. .  .  .  .  . I naively assumed that since my husband and I were both young and healthy, we would get pregnant quickly. In 2011, after we celebrated our first wedding anniversary, we decided we were ready to start trying. Several months after we had “pulled [...]

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…And It All Comes Flooding Back

Back when we were in the thick of our infertility and even after we started our adoption process, the question I dreaded most was, “When are you having kids?” It was like a stab in the heart. Every. Time. I know the question is well-meaning and innocent on the part of the asker, but when [...]

Some Thoughts on Grief

I hesitated to write this post, afraid that many wouldn’t relate. But I realized that all of us have or will experience grief at various stages of our lives. And if there’s one thing I know about grief, it’s that it’s isolating. It makes you feel so alone. Like the rest of the world is [...]

“Resolve to Know More”: National Infertility Awareness Week Part 2

Earlier this week I shared some myths and facts about infertility. But, I wanted to share how infertility continues to affect me and Mr. Piñata personally on a regular basis. If I could sum it up, I would define it as an ‘soul sucker.’ That may sound over dramatic, but there are days that feel [...]

“Resolve to Know More”: National Infertility Awareness Week Part 1

This week is the Annual Infertility Awareness Week. A week I’m very passionate about. The theme this year is “Resolve to Know More” and this is right up my alley. From the day we got our infertility diagnosis, we researched every.single.thing we could. Poor Mr. Piñata took every supplement ever known to help with male [...]

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