Mostly because the paperwork has been languishing -- specifically paperwork that has to be signed by physicians. It's weird to me, because it's the whole lengthy FDA questionnaire about travel, and not selling your body or doing drugs or selling your body for drugs (no worries, we're all clear of risk) -- but we're filling it out NOW, while these embryos were created in 2013 and 2014, respectively. So does it really matter what we're doing now?
Anyway, the last of the paperwork went into the mail on Friday. Which means, once Snowflakes receives it, our embryos can be transferred from our last clinic to the Snowflakes cryobank, where they will hang out until a match is made.
I have hated that everything has been drawn out, because I felt like once we made this decision, I wanted everything to move quickly and resolve these loose ends waving in the breeze, these potential lives sitting on ice.
But I haven't thought about it much.
Now, knowing that our paperwork should be received by mid-week at the latest, I am feeling a sense of excitement, or maybe more of apprehension. Things are in motion. The embryos will get transferred to a new facility and then we will officially have nothing left in a fertility clinic...it will all be related to adoption.
Soon we will be looking at profiles and deciding on who will be potential parents to our potential lives that we created but could not make materialize into something other than theoretical. It is a surreal, but exciting time. What a bizarre and yet amazing experience to be in these two places at once -- waiting to be matched with an expectant mother at the same time we wait to match our embryos with adoptive parents. It's not quite opposite sides of the same coin, but how interesting to get feedback and traction on our own profile book while we get the chance to review other people's profiles, to choose and be chosen at the same(ish) time.
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