other helpful surrogacy blogs

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hi all –

me again.  though our journey is over, i am not totally done with the blog.  i think that one really important thing that i learned during this journey is that it’s super, super, super, super, super, super, super, super important to be able to connect with other folks who are on the same journey, no matter if they are Canadian (though that helps for Canadians) or if they are at different points in their journey.  i have mentioned before that i felt i had some very close ties, especially right around the time we were in Mumbai, and even though i had never met these women, it really mean the world to know that they were there, in similar shoes, and could relate to what i was going through at the time.

therefore, i am going to share a couple of blogs, just for reference and perhaps for connection amongst you all:

this one is a Canadian woman who is just starting her journey, after some really hard times.  her writing is fairly blunt, like mine, so give it a try (i think she’s telling someone off in her latest post, but if you dig further in, you will see the journey is one of surrogacy):

http://mayanchoco.blogspot.ca/

this one is an Australian woman who is deep into the journey, and though her journey and process is different somewhat to that of a Canadian couple (lucky on that count), i found her writing to be so beautiful and her honesty to be so refreshing and helpful when i came across feelings that i was unfamiliar with in my journey, i could read this blog and feel that i was not alone in my thoughts.  plus, her photography is a wonderful addition to the blog:

http://oursurrogacy.wordpress.com/

i am sure there are a million more, and i am still hoping that my friend who is going through the Mumbai shenanigans right now will eventually blog and/or write an article or book about the whole thing, and if she does, i will certainly link to it.

if you know of other helpful surrogacy blogs, feel free to email me and i will absolutely post the links here on my blog.

share, share, share, share!!!

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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.

6 responses »

  1. Thank you :). Lovely words. And your blog too has been a comfort to me also. (Ps – not that it matters at all, but I am actually from the UK, but live in Australia – hope to become an Oz citizen next year though….my hubby is from Oz and has dual nationality, and son also has dual nationality but was born in the UK. Complicated?!). Hehe

    • thanks Kate! it IS complicated. now imagine a baby born in India being added to the mix! i don’t know if your citizenship complicated matters or not for surrogacy/visa, etc… hopefully not. i will continue to follow your journey, so please keep posting if you feel like it (or send me an email anytime!).

  2. I am sorry to read about how unpleasant your experience in Mumbai was, but I am glad to see that you have reached some closure as well. In the interest of informing people researching their options pursuing surrogacy closer to home or abroad, may I respectfully submit my blog to you? I have a page dedicated to making an honest comparison between surrogacy in India vs. surrogacy in the US (I did both), and I hope it helps people make their own best decisions in the future.

    http://www.RockAndLedge.com

  3. Thanks for putting my blunt blog up:) I think it is important to share our journey, our findings, offer support to others who are on the same road.

    • i totally agree with you, especially since there used to be so many “happy stories” up, and in many cases those people were paid or offered discounts from clinics to put up their happy success stories, so they kind of flooded the internet. we need more open, honest, frank information out there so people know that even though there is lots of hope, it won’t always be a journey filled with sunshine and rainbows, it will often be filled with shock and red tape. thanks for sharing too!

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