Monday, November 7, 2011

France or Bust!

Hey everyone!
  Once again it's been a long while since I have written, but there hasn't been much going on surrogacy wise in our lives. Recently that has chanced though:)

Some of you may have heard the great news, but I'm writing today to share with those you haven't...WE ARE GOING TO FRANCE!!

All 4 of us (myself, my husband, and our 2 daughters) will be boarding a plane Christmas night in route to Paris, France. There we will meet our couple and the beautiful twins. We will spend 2 days in Paris sight seeing with our French family before boarding a high speed Train for 3 hours to the town where they live. We will spend 3 days there meeting their families and friends but mostly just catching up and baby gazing:). After our time at their home, all 8 of us will drive an hour to spend New Years Day in a Chateau located in the mountains. There, we will be joined by many friends and family to celebrate 2012! We can not wait! This will be my 2nd time to France, but a new experience for sure. I am so thrilled that we have a reason to Travel across the world, and that we are lucky enough to make our this trip possible.

January 4th we will board that same train, and head back to Paris in preparation to leave on the 5th. We will have a full 10 days with the 4 people who we now consider family. We have missed them so much over the past months and wiring until July to take our trip just seemed so far away....so our plans changed...as did theirs, since we will not be visiting France in the summer, they will visit the US instead:) I absolutely can not believe how far we have come and I look so forward to our trip as well as many more!! 

I am so excited to share with you all the details of our happy reunion! Stay tuned in the new year to hear about all France has to offer:)

* on a side note, I was so happy to be given the opportunity to help and hopefully comfort another surrogate. When I began the process everything was so new, the emotions I felt as well has the physical aspect. I contacted a few surrogates but because each experience is different I didn't find it helpful. I began this blog as an open and honest look into MY surrogacy, and if it has helped in anyway it has been successful. If you are a surrogate seeking information, advice, or just someone to talk to who knows what you may be going through emotionally and physically please please feel free to email me at astarr04@gmail.com there I can give you my phone number for a more interactive conversation! 

5 comments:

  1. What lovely blog on surrogacy program and thanks for sharing this blog

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  2. I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday.

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  4. The program is wonderful, and definitely an answer to many peoples prayers, but there are unspoken legal loop holes that will leave you (and your child) hanging in limbo indefinitely in the United States. Contrary to the published literature about the 'embryo transfer program with an egg donor', The State of Indiana (where this all takes place) does not recognize surrogacy. The Surrogate’s name will remain on the birth certificate. And there is no pre-birth court order. Also, after the child is born, the wife of the couple can not adopts the child until the Indian court agrees to remove surrogate name from the birth certificate. Which, as I stated above, has no timetable and could take forever. Next month I will outline in detail exactly how my situation has unfolded. I will also outline the negative downstream effects one will encounter after surrogacy at Surrogate Mothers Inc. If you have any questions feel free to post them here and I will respond, or contact me or Steven Litz at Toll free: 1-888-SURROGATE or (317) 996-2000

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  5. Also, next month, I will outline the surrogacy experience from the perspective of an African American, pre and post delivery.

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