We aren't adopting, but we will face similar challenges to those of you adopting a newborn, especially if it is a closed adoption.

We had a pre-birth meeting with the pediatrician I want to use, and we asked about cord blood collection. Actually, I was trying to find out which group he would recommend, but he told us that the chances of a child needing its own cord blood was very small, and he recommended we donate it or something similar. But I reminded him that we don't know who donated the egg for our baby, so does that change things? He will be getting back to us on that.

So those of you who have the option of storing cord blood, what are you doing? And do you have a recommendation for which service to use?