Friend of the family, Sheila Riche, publishes the fine blog Placing Parents. We recommend it for embryo recipient families and embryo donors. Her most recent entry reminds that every step of the process, for every person involved, involves strong and sometimes surprising emotions.
If you find yourself in distress, please don’t be alone with your sadness or frustration. Reach out to your doctors or those who counseled you during your adoption or donation process, to find experienced hearts who can help. If you don’t have access to those resources, contact NEDC and we’ll do whatever we can to lead you to reliable support and advice.