||[Sep. 1st, 2009|05:37 pm]
Adopted in the UK
Hi there, yesterday I found out that my parents adopted me as an embryo and I am therefore not genetically related to any of my family.
I was wondering if anyone else was in the same situation? I've not found much information on this happening in the UK. I'm 18 and born in 1991 which makes it even more strange in my eyes? I can't imagine that this happened much in those days? It seems even now to be a very touchy subject?
Apparently a couple can only donate if they have carried two pregnancies to term, therefore I would presume that I have two older siblings. Apparently I was also a twin but the other embryo didn't survive.
Does anyone know under what circumstances a couple donate embryos, is it only spare embryos after they have tried IVF?
I'm thinking of finding out about my natural parents if not to see what they're like just to find out about my medical history etc.
Also, my mother believed that I had previously thought that I was adopted but honestly, I had NO idea! Therefore they did not break the news to me very well and to be honest I am really quite shocked and confused. Has anyone else had the same experience? I honestly thought that I fitted into this family, I even look like the siblings in this family. It took me a while to believe that my parents were actually telling me the truth.
Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated! Thank you!