EA: Dead End-Detour-Road Block
As I was about to take my final Estrace for the day, I received a phone call from my RE telling me that she was very sorry, but after reviewing the paperwork sent from the lab for shipping coordination, she saw that the genetic parents were not tested for STDs. Our clinic will not accept embryos who do not have parents cleared for STDs.
I was in shock and hung up, but after speaking with my husband, who was so wonderful, he asked me to call back and ask a couple of questions. I left my RE a voice mail and we will await her return call. Next week was our mock transfer.
Rhea said on the phone that these are our children and we will pray through where God wants us to go to have our FET. In the meantime, I need to find out if I should stop Estrace or wean off it?
I loved our clinic, the staff, our embryologist, our RE. This is not where God wanted us though. He is sovereign and it is not time for our FET yet. We leave for a family vacation tomorrow for a week and I am going to focus on fun with our family and we will pray for our little ones and for discernment on our next steps.
**EDITED: I ran across this article from 7/2010 reporting on the NEDC. According to the article, there have never been any STDs contracted through donated/adopted embryos.
**EDITED (again) – The embryos were conceived/frozen 3/1999 & 2/2000. The first adoptive family has one beautiful & healthy child from the 2/2000 group.