We have been approved by our donor families!!
I was excited to receive an email from Angie, our patient coordinator at NEDC this morning that both of our donor families have accepted and approved us to adopt their embryos! We are so excited!
Not only that, I received a second email from Angie with 2 photos from one of the families. They have a set of boy/girl twins - the first photo of when they were babies, probably newborns, and the second as toddlers, probably around 3 or 4 years old. These twins were born in 2009.
I also found out that both sets of embryos from the 2 families were frozen in 2008, and the children were born a week from each other in 2009.
Our next step is to work on our Open Donation Agreement. A counselor from the National Fertility Support Center will be contacting us and the two donor families to begin our mediation process. This is the step where Babe and I will come up with an agreement with each family on, among other things, how much communication we will have with them, what information will be communicated, as well as how the communication will take place.
We are so grateful to God that both families have accepted us, and also so quickly. Since we just sent the email with our decision to NEDC on Friday morning, I was worried it might be awhile before we heard back.
Now we look forward to the Open Donation Agreement process!