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    I love music, movies and crafting. I knit and make jewelry. I also love road trips, the US is so beautiful and there is nothing like the open road to take it all in.
  1. Staring out with an agency and have been a lurker.

    Hi! I too am working my way through my approval process, I'm almost finished! How far have you come?
  2. I'm brand new

    Thanks! I swore I responded to you already, I think I forget to post sometimes... My OB/GYN put a bump in the road today, I needed a medical clearance paper stating that I was PHYSICALLY capable of carrying a child filled out by her so I brought it in to her. My OB and General Practitioner are connected and so all medications and procedures that one does or prescribes, the other can see. In February I was having a serious issue with hives so my GP prescribed Hydroxyzine which is pretty similar to Benadryl but CAN also be used for anxiety. Even the label states "Take 1 every 6 hours as needed for itching and hives". Well, my OB wrote on my clearance paperwork that I'd be a good candidate physically as long as I get off of my anxiety medication... I'm no longer even taking the drug, I haven't taken it in at least 4 months. So now I have to get another clearance letter from my GP stating that this drug is not for anxiety and that she also thinks that I am physically capable of being a surrogate. This OB was new for me and she kind makes me uncomfortable and I had been considering changing doctors, I now thing that I will in fact be changing because this is just a huge annoyance!
  3. This might be silly, but I'm curious...

    I asked today and it seems it is in lieu of an inspection. I feel more comfortable just knowing the reason for these types of things.
  4. I am so sorry for your experience. You should never have to worry that your unborn child is not being loved or cared for. Thank you so much for this post, I hope that I can help someone with a wonderful and happy surro-journey, I would never want them to look back on the time their child was with me as a bad time. I hope for the very best for you and your family in the future.
  5. Christmas fun for the kids

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, feel free to move it if not. Make a personalized video from Santa for your child with photos and he can even say most names. They are super cute and the videos change each year. I've been doing this for my kids for years and they absolutely love it, My daughter especially looks forward to these videos now since she still believes. I just made the new videos this evening and my daughter was just mesmerized by the fact that Santa had a picture of her on his lap from only a couple of days ago in the video!!! https://www.portablenorthpole.com/en/
  6. Surrogacy photos & Blogs

    These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!
  7. This might be silly, but I'm curious...

    They stated that the photo's will not be shown to the IP's I guess I have to take some photos this weekend. Unfortunately, my home has been in my fiance's (Hunter) family for many years so we have no photos from when it was purchased. And this house was built so strangely lol then Hunter's parent's did some really weird remodeling in the 70's, flattering photos are going to be tricky.
  8. How can you do that?

    I have considered doing this since I was 19, I am now 33 and I feel it's just the right thing to do. I want to help loving people who want babies have them, I love being pregnant too but I am far finished having children of my own.
  9. My agency has sent me the next steps to becoming a surrogate and one of those is sending photos of my house, inside and out. I don't really have an issue with this but I'm am curious as to what purpose this serves.
  10. How can you do that?

    So, as I've been discussing my plans to be a surrogate with my friends and family I have gotten lots of support. But the initial reaction from the majority of the women I speak to is "How can you do that? How can you carry a baby for 9 months and then just let it go???" I've been responding with "Well, it isn't my baby to keep, I'll just be taking care of it and growing it for someone else for a while" Have any of you gotten this reaction or a similar one from people? How have you handled it?
  11. I'm brand new

    Yes, I've gotten through the first few parts of the application process and today they asked me to release my pregnancy records to them so I had to call and see if my Doc still had them as my youngest child is 8. Luckily they do still have my file so they should be emailing me tomorrow with the next steps I need to take.
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  13. I'm brand new

    Hi everyone! I'm Miranda, I'm brand new here and just lurking around for info and reading all of your threads and posts. After years of considering becoming a surrogate I have finally decided to take the next step and actually help someone wonderful have a child of their own. I'm sure I will have tons of questions to bother you all with but for now I'm just filling my head with as much info as possible and wanted to introduce myself. I hope to chat with everyone sooner or later!