Exciting stuff… my darling is going to have his sperm motility tested tomorrow… or at least we are going to the lab for other stuff, and we will see if we need an appointment for this, or can just provide a specimen tomorrow.
Additionally, some other good news. I told my “boss” about this potentially happening, just so he will be aware that I may be taking some time off for appointments, then more time off in 2013… and he happened to mention that he knew a couple who had successfully gone through the surrogacy process in India recently. He was kind enough to email that friend and find out what clinic they used, and he provided me with the name and a vague account of his satisfaction level, and also mentioned that another couple had gone through the same clinic with success (2nd try). He said that in his research, he had contacted other random couples from the clinic’s website, and they had all been happy.
Incidentally, this was a clinic I had already been in touch with, and instinctively felt was quite professional, so while we won’t make our decision on this alone, it’s nice to have a referral from a more personal source… seriously, it feels good to just have that simple connection, because this is a really big choice, and in a very different country.