When I signed up for surrogacy… I had a general idea of how long it would take. Approximately 1 year. Well, I officially got medical clearance (saying the hubby and I are both clean and free of infection- like there was any question) last night. So NOW we all sign contracts. THEN shots start…. Let’s take a look at the timeline:
May 28th- Applied with THE AGENCY
June 2nd- Placed on website to be matched
July (beginning) – Interviewed with the Intended Father<<< LOVED him
Next day- officially matched
10 days later-ish - Met with psychiatrist and got clearance
August----waited waited waited
September 6th- Drove to L.A. for fertility screening
Last week- Mailed Marco’s blood and urine. TWICE (Weird)
Yesterday- Got medical clearance
Today- Start birth control pills (thank goodness!)
But from here it is still going to be a bit… contracts, shots, 4-6 weeks, then implantation. THEN nine months of incubating. So, there is at least 11 more months left. I am just curious as to where the 12 month estimate comes from. So if this is something that you are interested in- I think that a better, more accurate estimate of time is 15-18 months. Which is fine with me, but everyone should be clear on that.
Today, the IF (Intended Father) said “I am glad I have you.” Just a great reminder that he is truly grateful and as excited as I am about getting this baby to him.