Remember that I’ve been trying to take our embryos to Europe with us? Every clinic I’ve contacted so far has told me they can’t receive them. I’m not entirely sure whether EU clinics are generally banned from receiving non-EU embryos (there appears to be a theoretical possibility of an exception, but I haven’t found anyone who has it), or whether it’s the requirement for specific regulations. Either way, it seems way more complicated, beyond the question of whether it is advisable to subject our dear little 8-10 cell embryos to this long trip.
One person went as far as to suggest that it’d be way cheaper to just do a fresh IVF cycle in New Country. Which is probably true. She didn’t seem to understand that we are attached to these babies. That they are the siblings of A&C and SB, and they are, in a sense, already here.
The question of what to do with leftover embryos is much harder than I ever anticipated.