well, it’s Friday night, and we are leaving on Monday night, so really only three days til we leave.
i have to say i am a bit worried that we haven’t yet received a surrogate profile from the clinic. i wrote to them eight days ago to see how it was going, and they responded a few days later saying they would “send us a profile soon”. we haven’t heard back from them yet, even though i wrote a follow up email about 36 hours ago to let them know we were a bit worried and if they didn’t have a complete profile available or ready, we would just be happy to know that they had selected a surrogate and if they could provide us a bit of information, that would be great.
for me, it’s just a little strange, because the clinic has always been good at responding to emails in a timely fashion, and we would have been satisfied even if they had responded to say that someone had not yet been selected, but would be before we arrive. i guess i feel that a clinic of this calibre would not allow their clients to be worried about such things so close to the time of the first visit, and i hope it’s not a sign of things to come.
i also know that we are dealing with a different country, and they do things differently, but since i have worked in healthcare in Canada for almost 20 years, i guess i have certain ingrained expectations of healthcare professionals, and it’s hard for me to expect or accept anything different. i am going to try to remain positive and be relaxed until our meeting with the clinic (and surrogate, hopefully) a week from today, but i cannot express how upset i would be if we arrived for our appointment and there wasn’t a surrogate available to sign the contract.
at this point, our airfare and hotel have been about $4,000 (CAD), plus this trip includes almost two days of travel on either side of the two day visit to Mumbai, and both hubby and i are using time off work. additionally, hubby’s Mom is meeting us there, so it’s her time, airfare and hotel, so it’s a fairly huge amount of money and effort.
did i mention how upset i would be?
i will post as soon as we get a profile or info, and/or make sure to update before we leave or somewhere along the way. there is free wi-fi in the Mumbai hotel room, so i should be able to make some brief postings from there as well.