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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Whilst we roam about in the background, we're jumping out for a minute to say a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all those father's who shared our journey!! 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Where have we been!!

Hello Blog Family, 

It's been 22 months and 1 days since our girls were born......Time has flown!!  We decided over a year ago to withdraw on postings and let our girls grow out of the spotlight.  However we felt that as surrogacy is such a life journey, we'd hang around as a support mechanism for others....so we still read the blogs and get loads of questions from our own blog. 

Magnificent, to see that so many of you have now had an addition to your first....we're overjoyed for you!

For those of you who are still attempting to start your family........joy will be with you soon! 

BEST WISHES TO ALL!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

'More Than a Village' - Surrogacy Journery Documentary

Film Producer Edward Mcdonald is producing a documentary entitled ' More Than A Village' - which features his friend Ian and his partner Troy who are about to begin their Surrogacy Journey.

It's always great to be able to show support for such a worthwhile and joyous journey, we are hoping that you will do the same.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/edwardmcdonald/more-than-a-village-a-tale-of-procreation


Almost 8 Months....


Big Wave To All Our Blogger Friends........


The girls will be 8 months in 4 days time and continue to add a great amount of joy to our lives.

Anaya now thinks that she is the Madam of the house as she crawls from room to room exploring......slightly leaving her sister Kamryn behind! Kamryn is moving to but hasn't managed to pull up on her knees but instead using her stomach to push along.......She's doing a Seal dance for now! Amazing to see them go!!




Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Our Girls Continue to Amaze us! 6 Months +

A big hello to all as a posting from us is long overdue......

I guess we have now settled into normal family life and the consequences of that is all our attention goes to raising the girls.

However here are a few shots of them posing for the camera and playing with sisterly love.



Monday, 28 February 2011

3 months & a bit......


We'll write something real soon!

Monday, 24 January 2011

FRRO - The Reality of Leaving!

Today we paid a visit to the FRRO - (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) to get our exit visas...

We weren't sure whether we needed to use a fixer or not...what benefit would it bring besides paying him R3000.00....so we decided to go it alone.

We had all the paperwork at hand, except for the letter from the hotel (the Courtyard were slow in delivering on this service)

We woke up late......(won't admit to what time we got there)....but we were supposed to leave the hotel at 9:00am

Right before we left, the hotel handed us the letter stating that we were indeed guests....the envelope was sealed and we thought all was ok.

We arrived at the FRRO - Mumbai to be greeted by the receptionist who checked all of the document, only for her to say that our hotel letter is on blank paper.

WTF......when I looked at the letter in front of her, the duty manager had surely typed it onto white photocopy paper and nicely added his signature.

After 45 minutes of one of us chasing a fax machine and repeated calls to the hotel we were finally able to get the right supporting letter from them. (maybe the fixer could have got us out of the letter bind)

Once back in the FRRO, it took a mere hour or less to complete all the formalities.

1. Enter your details into the online application and print off.

2. Head straight to the assigned desk without waiting for number to be called (Parents & Babies are given priority)

3. Clerk checks over all paperwork and adds baby photo to application, ask a few questions, gives us a docket with the amount to pay ($80.00 each - payable in Rupee's)

4. Return to clerk, where she takes the additional photo's off of you....writes up the travel notices and has them signed by her supervisor.

5. Stamp, Stamp, Stamp.......Thank you your free to go!

The FRRO - Mumbai is really not that scary and surprisingly very easy to navigate.

Big PLUS for giving priority to PARENTS AND BABIES!!