“Namaskaram” is a greeting kind of like “hello” 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.
We are a BC couple who are about to start the process of having a baby using a gestational surrogate in India, so thought Namaskaram Baby would be an appropriate blog title.
We have heard through the media and through research online that India has excellent surrogacy laws and practices which enable people from other countries all over the world to easily, inexpensively, and successfully have babies. This includes people and couples from all walks of life, including same sex couples, single women or men (gay or straight), and married couples of all races and religions. In our case, we happen to be a Caucasian, married couple, so the details of this blog will reflect things pertinent to us, but if we find out details along the way that may be relevant to other groups, we will try to include them.
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.
This is our first blog, so bear with us… We aren’t going to commit to any number of posts per week or anything, but will post whenever we have time, or when there is something interesting to share.