The Talk Approaches

Discussion group for those interested in egg donation, egg sharing and embryo donation.
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The Talk Approaches

Post by bolognamom » Mon May 24, 2010 12:23 am

Our daughter, who was an adopted embryo, will turn 6 on Tuesday. I have been looking for a way to start the conversation with her about how she came to our family, but it is such a challenge; the truth is far too technical and complicated for her to comprehend -- more nuanced on many levels than talking to a young child about adoption. Yet she clearly sees that her features are different from others' in our family, and she has every right to know her story -- a story that we love and cherish.

I have not found good children's books to use for starting this conversation. There are good books about adoption, but not to my knowledge about surrogacy or embryo donation/adoption.

Does anyone have advice on resources?

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Re: The Talk Approaches

Post by brit1612 » Mon May 24, 2010 5:50 pm

I do not have any advice on recourses, but we just had our first child through embryo donation. If you find anything out there, please pass on the info. I would love to hear about your conversation with her and how you approach it. This is something I think about a lot. I don't know how or when we are going to try to tell him. What made you decide on doing it now? Thanks for any input.
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit Never give up, it can happen for you!!

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Re: The Talk Approaches

Post by wishfull27 » Tue May 25, 2010 8:02 am

In the Ukthere is anorganisation calleddonor conception -they have lotsof info and books on telling children

Hope this helps -good to hear more success stories -I have 14 week old twins from ED :lol: :lol:

carolyn x

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