Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Risks of International Surrogacy

I admit that while I've been busy settling into my life in Colorado, surrogacy was not on my mind much.  So when I began viewing surrogacy news this week, I was fairly horrified at all the things that have been going on in Thailand.  (here, here and here)  Needless to say, the Thai government has started cracking down on surrogacy in will what will likely end in the commercial surrogacy industry being shut down completely.  Meanwhile, many parents and their new children have been barred from leaving the country.

I think for a lot of hopeful parents, going to a third world country can seem like an attractive option because of the cost savings.  But there is a lot to be said for choosing to have your children where both the baby and surrogate will have access to good medical care, and where there is a long and stable history for surrogacy, with laws and regulations to back up the rights of the intended parents as well as the surrogates.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I'm Back!

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since my last post!  So much has happened since April.

In early April, I accepted a perfect job in Denver that practically fell into my lap.  We moved to Denver in mid-May, and I started working a week later.  About 2 weeks before we moved, we amazingly got an offer on the house.  For the last two months, we have been living with my parents while we waited for our house to close and looked for a new house in Denver.  The market here is tough.  We lost three houses in bidding wars before we finally found our home.  But we finally moved in two weeks ago and are starting to feel more settled into our new lives in Denver.

My surrotwins turned a year old on July 31!  It's hard to believe that it's been a whole year since they were born.  I received some pictures of them on their first birthday, and they sure are cuties!  I can tell that they are well loved and spoiled by their parents.

As far as the future, we have decided we would like to have another baby of our own before doing another surrogacy.  We are planning on taking a well deserved vacation later this year, and we will start trying for a baby shortly after.  So excited to see what the future holds for our little family!