I’m so excited to finally share that we’ve been matched with a genetic family!
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Adoption isn’t easy.
For us, adopting isn’t just about adding children to our family. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27), and we believe that these easily overlooked embryonic orphans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16).
Since Embryo Adoption isn’t very common, I thought I’d outline the general process for you guys. Our adoption agency, Nightlight, also does domestic and international adoptions. There aren’t a lot of laws regarding embryo adoptions, so they try to keep the embryo adoption process as close to a regular adoption as possible. The home study, education requirements, and matching process are all very similar to any other domestic adoption.
In my post yesterday, I announced that Steve & I are currently going through the embryo adoption process with Nightlight Christian Adoptions. Unless you know someone who has gone through an embryo adoption, you probably don’t know much about it. You’re probably even thinking that it’s the same as IVF.
It’s actually pretty different.
Since my diagnosis this summer, there have been quite a few times that people have recommended in-vitro fertilization to us as an option. There are several important reasons why Steve & I don’t believe it’s biblically and ethically right to do IVF (except in some specific cases), so I thought I’d outline them quickly here.
If you caught my post a few weeks ago, you know that we recently found out that I’m infertile. I didn’t go into the details of my diagnosis then, so I thought I’d fill y’all in on some specifics.