We instantly clicked with Stuart and spent 1.5 hours discussing the ins and outs of surrogacy through his agency and making small talk about common interests, kids, etc. He briefly mentioned a falcon that regularly devours birds near the windows. "You don't always see him," he said, "but you'll see feathers floating about."
Growing Generations really has their act together with incorporating technology to assist them (and IP's) with the entire process. We were also impressed with the extent of research done on the surrogates.
Just as we were about to leave and enjoying the view, there it was. Feathers. Floating about. Full falcon. Poor bird.
We had about 2 hours to kill before our monthly facilitator meeting -- we both facilitate at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center. So of course we went shopping and headed to the Beverly Center. I'm going to go broke when we have kids buying every adorable outfit. I know they grow out of them quickly. I know they get stained with spit up and poo. But I don't care. Plus Allen and I have a serious sneaker problem. We're like the Imelda Marcos of sneakers. This baby is going to be born with a pair of Puma's on their feet.
|Sneaker Chart. Made with love, for me, by Allen.|
This is just part of my collection.
|And he picture labeled every box!|
Best. Birthday Present. Ever.
While shopping and ogling baby clothes, we talked about surrogacy in the US vs India. Do we spend the money and experience it here? Do we save the money for a house and backyard to raise our family in and do it in India? There were many other questions, pros, and cons, listed but that's probably good for another post.
Plus we're supposed to meet with Circle Surrogacy next week. I think we may cancel the appointment.
Meanwhile I can't sleep and that's just from thinking about the process! I'm going to be a wreck once we sign papers.
I think I'll go online and buy a pair of sneakers...