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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ok, moving ahead again

We are moving ahead finally after being stalled there for about 2 months. IPs attorney FINALLY has an agreement for us to review. My IF had a phone conference with their lawyer Monday and finalized some things and it has been sent to my attorney now for us to go over.

My lawyer is sending me a copy to review and get familiar with before our appointment next week one Tuesday (3/4). Hoping things go smoothly from here on out. I'm pretty sure I have one or two things to add to the contract that I don't think are there already. That will mean it has to go back to them for approval but I'm hoping it doesn't take to long to finish things up.

I'll have more to update next week.

Friday, February 15, 2008

No news to report yet

Late update here but we didn't have our meeting with the lawyer on Wednesday (2/13) as planned.

All along we've been setting up appointments in hopes that things would be done on my IPs end of the agreement and each time we've scheduled prematurely. I guess the latest is they have a contract drawn up and in hand to review and met with their lawyer on Monday (2/18) to discuss any changes/concerns. We are pretty positive from there we are good to schedule an appointment but are thinking we may just wait until my lawyer has received it before we set anything up.

Seems like that is the best option since I'm getting frustrated with making appointments, Jason requesting time off work and I make arrangements for our kids and daycare kids for nothing. I know it will come together, just tired of waiting and the set backs.

IM emailed me the other day and she is anxious too. I think what is making me most anxious is although we never got an official timeline I've had it in my head for months that we'd be looking at a Feb/March transfer. Well here we are with half of February gone and nothing scheduled yet...ugh!! I really just want to get the show on the road!

I was checking out a due date calculator recently and if we have a successful first transfer between March 1 and the first week of April we'd have an EDD between Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. If we wait any longer than April though they'll have themselves a 2009 baby.

Ok, that is it for now hopefully I'll have more to report soon.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rescheduled AGAIN!!

Ugh, our appointment with the lawyer was rescheduled again. Guess IPs lawyer still is working on their agreement. Looks like well be taking care of this next Wednesday instead now (2/13). HURRY UP and WAIT ~ HURRY UP and WAIT ~ HURRY UP and WAIT This is definitely and ongoing theme in surrogacy.