I just got a call from the surrogacy place I applied for so that they can sit down and talk to me. I didn't actually get the call but they left me a voicemail to call them back so we can talk. I am a little nervous to call back. A part of me really wants to do this and a part of me is a little scared and nervous still. Should be simple right? I've just popped out 3 kids in the last three years. So not even close to the same. I have never had to worry about conceiving or taking care of someone else's baby for 9 months and then just handing them over. I couldn't imagine if I had to just hand over one of my babies and not see them again. Even though I know it isn't my child in any way I think it will still be hard but at the same time I really would love to be that person that makes the ultimate sacrifice so that a couple in need can finally have what I have.. A family.. Even though my kids drive me crazy sometimes I don't always stop to think of how lucky we are that we even have them with us here in the first place. After I had my miscarriage I was so paranoid that I wouldn't be able to carry a baby full term and that is no where near close to how someone feels knowing that they can't have a baby at all. It was a terrible feeling so I can't even imagine receiving that news. And honestly the compensation could really give us a jump start on our lives as a family together. Maybe I should sleep on it and give them a call tomorrow once I have thought about it a little more.
P.S. Mom - Since I know you stalk my life on here and steal pictures of my little ones for your own use.. Lol. Please no lectures. Its my decision at the end of the day.
P.P.S If she reads that I will get a phone call like a half a second later and probably be in trouble. Lol
I think that if you even have the teensiest weensiest bit of doubt, you should hold off. Perhaps try to find some other moms who have made this decision and ask how they put their doubts to rest. I can't imagine the strain if you decided to change your mind at the end. And for the other family too.. that would be such devastation.
I definitely think you should sleep on it.. don't make any decisions that you feel forced into. Good luck on your decision, keep us posted!
I couldn't personally do it because I have a history of high risk pregnancy. I think it is a wonderful thing though.
Any momma to be would be so appreciative of any kind of help available to her. I think your thought about some kind of open adoption/open relationship with the child and his/her family is totally justified. I'm curious to know what you decide. Do keep us posted. Lots of hugs and positive thoughts your way!