important lesson


when someone gives you a number to call in India, like +91114178####, make SURE, like DOUBLE, TRIPLE, POSITIVE SURE… that you add 011 to the beginning of it.  i did not, and it turned out that i called 9-1-1 (in Canada, this is the police/fire/ambulance emergency number).  when they answered, i panicked, apologized, and hung up… apparently that’s not right either, because if you hang up (especially if you are a woman), they have to call you back.  no problem, you apologize again… HOWEVER, for the safety of all involved, they have to attend.  so, tonight, we had a lovely Burnaby RCMP officer pay us a visit to make sure i didn’t have a lurking culprit in our home who was endangering me…. 

i very, very, very much understand the reasoning behind this, and really appreciate the thoroughness of our emergency services, but i surely do wish i hadn’t wasted their time 😦   so embarrassing!!!!

anyways, it’s late, so i will write about my conversation with the nice lady at the High Commission of Canada office in New Delhi tomorrow.

About namaskarambaby

We are a BC couple who are about to start the process of having a baby using a gestational surrogate in India. We would like to share the process, so the steps will be clearly laid out for other couples who would like to know about this journey, as they may be in a similar situation. We also will likely stay anonymous, as this is a bit of a private process, and we are so early on in the process, that we aren't even sure it's going to work. "Namaskaram" is a greeting in Hindi (the official language of India), which is appropriate for people of all ages... I guess it's similar to Namaste, which is commonly used in the yoga community. This is our first blog, so bear with us. Stay tuned.

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