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Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy

Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy

My Wife the Stork Presents Top 10 Things Intended Parents Should Know About Surrogacy: a guest post by the intended parents from our journey, Patrick and Damien! #1 – What’s the best way to start the surrogacy journey? Read, research, and reach out. The best way to start a surrogacy journey is to prepare yourself for a major change in your life.  The journey is long, so learn and understand as many steps along the way that you may encounter….

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Week 20 update!

Week 20 update!

So we are halfway there! Mandy is definitely starting to show! I still have yet to feel the baby kick but Mandy says that she can definitely feel movement from the outside. She even tells me the baby is strong! I must just have really sucky timing! Life is going as normal in our house. I have been busy at work and at home so I haven’t had much time to write but I am forcing myself to write today just to…

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Top 6 Questions That People Ask About Being a Gestational Surrogate.

Top 6 Questions That People Ask About Being a Gestational Surrogate.

Every time I reveal to someone that my wife is a surrogate I always get asked the same sort of questions all the time. Your everyday average person doesn’t know that much about surrogacy or the process so most people find it interesting and are very inquisitive. I’d like to touch on the top 6 questions my wife and I are asked on a normal basis.   Number 1 – How much do you get paid to be a surrogate?…

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Timely Thoughts

Timely Thoughts

Everything so far has been Timely. This is something that can easily be taken for granted. Everything is running like clockwork, even my wife’s body is following suit. The baby inside her is progressing perfectly, right on time. All the events behind us have been executed in a timely fashion. We haven’t had a need to reschedule or change anything from our initial plans with the exception of the whole polyp scare which brought a slight reconfiguration of flight schedules and an…

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Needles and Pills

Needles and Pills

Okay, so Mandy and I have signed all the legal paperwork and the next step is her first trip to Portland OR. This is only a day trip, and really the procedure was only about 15 minutes long. The procedure that was performed was a sonohystergram, or where the OB/GYN inserts a catheter in your cervix, adds either a salt solution(NACL) or sugar solution (sorbitol) to expand the uterus so they can check for any abnormalities or polyps on the…

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Transfer Day!

Transfer Day!

So I’m going to skip around a little bit and I’m going to go straight to the transfer day, which is today! We arrived in Portland Oregon yesterday from California. We had a good flight here, got to our hotel room easy thanks to Uber!(get a free ride up to $15 dollars by using code: 9z1k1efsue ) we are at this really good sushi place called Sushi Ichiban in downtown Portland. This place is the coffee shop of sushi. It…

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Surrogacy Road Map

Surrogacy Road Map

Hey Everyone, John here, so as I mentioned in my previous post my wife is going through the process to be a gestational surrogate. Today I aim to help you understand what gestational surrogacy is, what the whole process looks like and the sorts, but mainly on a surface level. There are plenty other websites that can describe in detail the different types of surrogacy, how the process works, etc. I just want to make sure everyone reading this has…

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