Advice on adoption
I am hoping you can help me.
I am currently trying to find out more about adoption.
In the last 18 months my husband and I have unfortunately had 2 unsuccessful attempts at IVF. We were told that I only realistically had between a 2-5% chance with my own eggs. However, they did advise me of other options, donor egg which would provide a 50% chance, but still no guarantees, or adoption. The fertility clinic were able to provide me with information about donor eggs.
Following this, we decided to have a holiday to try to relax and think about our options. I would be happy to progress with donor eggs, but when I think of this, I then think of all those babies/ young children/toddlers in care, through no fault of their own and all they want is a loving home (one we have to give, and are lucky enough to still have two sets of parents who have so much love to give to a grandchild) and the money we continue to invest in IVF, could be invested in a child’s future if we were to adopt.
I have advised the fertility clinic that we need more time to make this very important decision, and in the mean time I am trying to find out as much as I can about adoption to help us to ensure we make the right decision. Any advice anyone can give, would be much appreciated.