Just wanted to introduce myself
Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:54 AM
I'm a 22 year old mother to one beautiful daughter, and I'm currently a stay at home mom/full-time student living in Illinios. After all of my reading on the subject, I've decided to try the independent route for matching, and am in the early stages of "getting to know you" emails with a few different couples. One thing that I kept reading about was how much patience was involved in surrogacy - from both the IP and GS. Now that I've actually started getting the ball rolling, I can see how true this is. I have to keep reminding myself that most people don't have access to a computer all day like I do, and can't respond to emails nearly as quickly as I can.
Other than fighting my natural impatience, I'm definitely very excited to see where this road takes me. I've been reading this board for quite a while, and decided today to finally make an account. I guess that's really all there is to say at the moment. I'll end this by saying that if you have any "newbie" advice for me, absolutely feel free to tell me. I may have done a ton of reading, but I am far from an expert.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 08:58 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:55 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:33 AM
Take your time, it's good to take time and get to know everyone even the clinic.
P.S. Remember to make sure your fine with your family because you, yourself could lose your ability to have a child by helping someone else.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:09 PM
I'm happy to hear that you've already considered the possibility of losing your fertility. My husband and I feel the same way - we may or may not open the door to one more child in a few years, but we're 100% fine with being one and done.
I also went indy for my first match and we had a great journey, even though it didn't end in pregnancy. After we went our separate ways, I decided to sign with an agency to find another match.
I'm looking forward to following your journey!
Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:12 PM