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Friday, 27 November 2009

Happy Birthday!

So today I'm celebrating that last Birthday before the Big 40!! I am hoping that next year this time, I will have a little one at hand to help celebrate the milestone!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Which Agency?

After some time researching for the most suitable agency to complete this surrogacy journey.............we have decided to go with Surrogacy India.

Why?

From the outset SI has deemed itself to be professional and knowledgeable.

We had a specific request in the status of the surrogate that we were looking to carry our baby and SI were happy to oblige this request. THIS WAS A BIG PLUS!

There has been constant dialog, answering questions that I sometimes thought were stupid.

Requested Medical Checks.......Another Big Plus!

The Days are still early in working with Surrogacy India but I am hoping that we will have a successful working relationship!

Friday, 20 November 2009

More Test Agony!


I thought it would be easy to get a Blood Group Type Test.......Hell No! My Doctor calls to tell me that I can't have a Blood Group Type Test as I requested, unless there is something medically wrong with me! (There is nothing medically wrong with me...all I am trying to do is make a baby) I call a private hospital to have it done as he suggested only to be told that I need to be referred by my GP.

This is like paddling a canoe without a paddle!

I am so glad the weekend is here, so I can chill out!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

1st Headache of 1000's

Ok, so I start the week off by going to do all the little STD test that have been requested.....Well in fact a bit more as the clinic gave me a complete STD screen. Only thing is one of the test requested from the Dr's in India could not be done. I scratched my head in puzzlemenet as the clinic Doctor explained that the test was not a necessity. Later that afternoon, I thought let me do the ring around and try to get this CMV Test done. To my amazement, no one would do it. Still determined, I called the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, certain that I would get my way. The Doctor's there carefully explained that to have the CMV test done, I would need to have a sexual health diease and be referred by my own GP. Well, as I have no STD's, I can't get the test done!

This is a clear case of West meets East or East meets West in the medical field!

.......also my boys went to the Lab just fine! Results back in a week!

No one said it would be easy!

Friday, 13 November 2009

2 Days of Sexual Abstinence

Well, it time to see if my boys can swim!

In two days time I have an appointment with the hospital lab to do all the SEMEN test that are required as the donating parent, which means abstaining from all sexual activity for that period!

Lets see if my boys are good enough for the 2012 Olympics Swimming Team!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

1st Post

Almost this time last year, hard thoughts fell on how we as a same sex male couple would achieve parenthood. After 9 years of being together, we had to come up with something!

We looked at adoption and slowly talked about it........somewhere in the back of our minds surrogacy came into play but then just filtered it's self out again.

In Jan 2009, we met with the Social Worker from the Black Adoption Team of a well established adoption agency based in London. She gave us positive pointers and we left the meeting upbeat.

However, just after 4 weeks along came a hurdle that we had to cross.......Reveal our Sexuality to the world! (well almost).

To this day, the hurdle still sits in our way of adoption......

12 Months later and surrogacy crept back to the front of our minds.....We picked up from the research we had done previously and began casting our eye over the numerous agencies in India. We looked at the established ones and then the new emerging ones...to say the least it's been a hit and miss.

We think we have narrowed our choice down to one agency now and we have begun further talks on the application process.

So here it goes, our 1st step to parenthood via Surrogacy in India.

We'll, hopefully take you on the journey with us.........now sit back and throw your support our way!

~2 Afro Dads~