Why I Became An Embryo Donor

Natalie & Ben

Our twins were born three years ago after five rounds of IVF over eight painful years. Going through IVF once, let alone five times, was the hardest thing we’ve ever done. The cycles of hope, loss and despair brought turmoil and devastation into our lives. It was impossible to plan for the future as we didn’t know what our future would look like.
We couldn’t believe it when what was to be our final round of IVF worked. And, then, we discovered that after all of our waiting and hoping, we were expecting twins! The twins’ arrival has turned our world upside down. They have brought us so much happiness. Our family is complete and we can now plan for a future. A future with the four of us.
We found the not knowing whether we’d ever be a family so hard and we really want to offer some hope to other people. We have three embryos frozen at the clinic and we’ve recently decided to donate them. We want to give someone a chance to experience the joys (and challenges!) of parenting. After everything we’ve been through we feel it would be such a waste to leave all that potential life in the freezer.