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And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

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OrganicMama
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Posted by PennyCat

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I am seriously tempted to quote everyone's response and thank everyone individually.. I can't thank you ladies enough for the continued support over the years, and especially now. I remember saying this once before on here.. but despite all this stuff going on, one of the reasons I feel so lucky is because I have the support of all of you. I don't know where I'd be on this road without it! Chat Icon Chat Icon


As a quick update for anyone who sees this.. My DH an I received the application and forms we need to fill out. We actually need to write an essay about ourselves, so it sort of feels like homework! Chat Icon The woman from the agency says once it's filled out it could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get matched Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon and then of course both parties have to approve.. etc..



Wow!!! I wanted to ask, but didn't want you to think I way prying Chat Icon I'm so excited for you, hopefully you will be one of those couples matched up quickly!!! So it could be a matter of months possibly? I can't wait to hear all about it Chat Icon

If you don't mind me asking, are the laws different in NY? I mean, to be a surrogate for someone in NY, do you have to live in another state?

Posted 1/1/12 10:48 PM
 
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PennyCat
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Jib

Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Posted by OrganicMama

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I am seriously tempted to quote everyone's response and thank everyone individually.. I can't thank you ladies enough for the continued support over the years, and especially now. I remember saying this once before on here.. but despite all this stuff going on, one of the reasons I feel so lucky is because I have the support of all of you. I don't know where I'd be on this road without it! Chat Icon Chat Icon


As a quick update for anyone who sees this.. My DH an I received the application and forms we need to fill out. We actually need to write an essay about ourselves, so it sort of feels like homework! Chat Icon The woman from the agency says once it's filled out it could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to get matched Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon and then of course both parties have to approve.. etc..



Wow!!! I wanted to ask, but didn't want you to think I way prying Chat Icon I'm so excited for you, hopefully you will be one of those couples matched up quickly!!! So it could be a matter of months possibly? I can't wait to hear all about it Chat Icon

If you don't mind me asking, are the laws different in NY? I mean, to be a surrogate for someone in NY, do you have to live in another state?



Prying? I post my life details on a public forum... everything from cervical mucous to asking about nail salon recs. What would be prying at this point? Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

The process apparently moves very quickly which I'm really happy about! Apparently there are a lot of steps, but it moves fast. I spoke to someone who went through surrogacy and it was 14 months between the time she was matched with her surrogate and when she had her baby, though of course it's different for everyone.

Surrogacy actually is not legal in NY, unless someone like a family member or friend volunteers to do it. The agency we are working with is located in Connecticut, but they work with surrogates who are located all over the country. We would like to get matched with someone in a nearby state and a drivable distance. Hopefully we'll be matched quickly!!

(this is all stuff that I should probably be putting in my surrogacy journal.. which I guess I should start already) Chat Icon

Posted 1/1/12 10:57 PM
 

8ternity
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

This looks like an Awesome start to the new year...soooo happy for you! I wish and pray that everything works out smoothly...you deserve all the happiness, you have been through way toooo much!

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Posted 1/1/12 11:01 PM
 

nicknmb
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Wow! What an amazing woman you are! I wish you so much luck on this new leg of your journey!!

Posted 1/2/12 9:39 AM
 

DRMom
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Jackie-

I am so happy to read this. I hope this decision brings you the baby you both want. No one deserves this more! Best of luckChat Icon

Posted 1/2/12 12:16 PM
 

IrishGirl2007
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

I have been following your story for a long time now PennyCat, your commitment, faith, and courage are truly inspirational. I wish you the best of luck with a surrogscy.

I tuly hope this year brings you all the happiness you deserve, you are a very special lady!!!!

Posted 1/2/12 1:28 PM
 

babyfever24
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Wow this is great to hear, I don't know you at all but you are an amazing and brave woman for all you've been through. All the best!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/2/12 8:18 PM
 

jax1
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

You are such a strong woman! I wish you and your DH lots of luck during this next path you will be taking. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/2/12 11:36 PM
 

PennyCat
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Thanks ladies Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

I just have to say... my DH and I were just filling out the application and profile. When it asked what kind of support system we have (support groups or online, etc) , I mentioned I am part of a great supportive online community. Chat Icon Chat Icon

So, now I can officially say that I was matched with my surrogate through the help of all of you!! Chat Icon

Posted 1/3/12 1:09 AM
 

AllyCat
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Posted by Larasmommy

Pregnancy doesnt make a woman a mother, a baby does.



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Wow, how fantastic! Chat Icon You and DH are so incredibly strong and determined --I'm so glad that you are still on "the road". Chat Icon Chat Icon (How awful that non-family/friend surrogacy isn't allowed in NY tho! Chat Icon Chat Icon )
Tons of luck on this new journey... Looking forward to reading your journal! Chat Icon

Posted 1/3/12 2:05 AM
 

Smileyd17
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

I have followed your story and journey and I am so happy to hear of this....that you will become the mother you always wanted to be Chat Icon

You are a wonderful strong woman (from what I read here) and I wish you the best of luck!

Posted 1/3/12 4:21 PM
 

moonmist09
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Many prayers for you and your DH on this new journey!
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Posted 1/3/12 4:38 PM
 

Superkat
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K

Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

I pray that this path brings you the family that you both deserve so much! I have followed your journey and your losses and I have felt so much pain for you. I hope that this path leads you to a happy place with beautiful children! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/3/12 10:28 PM
 

PennyCat
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Thanks ladies, I know I keep saying it but the support that everyone has me offer is literally how I get by Chat Icon Chat Icon You ladies are amazing.. I'll be starting my surrogacy journal once we get matched.

Message edited 1/3/2012 10:33:04 PM.

Posted 1/3/12 10:32 PM
 

OrganicMama
So in love with my little man!

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Mama

Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Posted by PennyCat

Thanks ladies, I know I keep saying it but the support that everyone has me offer is literally how I get by Chat Icon Chat Icon You ladies are amazing.. I'll be starting my surrogacy journal once we get matched.




Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon for a quick match!!!

Posted 1/3/12 11:26 PM
 

PennyCat
Just call me mommy :)

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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Posted by OrganicMama

Posted by PennyCat

Thanks ladies, I know I keep saying it but the support that everyone has me offer is literally how I get by Chat Icon Chat Icon You ladies are amazing.. I'll be starting my surrogacy journal once we get matched.




Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon for a quick match!!!



Thanks.. andddddd ... I just realized my post was beyond grammatically incorrect Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon I blame the wine Chat Icon

Posted 1/3/12 11:50 PM
 

EnV-McC
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

You are truly an inspiration. And not just for TTC, you are an inspiration just for anyone trying to cope.

I'm not overly religious and I don't know if you are/aren't, but I feel like God or the Universe has a bigger plan for you and I can't wait for you the receive the blessings that you have coming to you. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/4/12 12:40 PM
 

seasaw
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

You are amazing and I'm so happy for you and your dh.

Posted 1/4/12 11:28 PM
 

Hoping4Miracle2
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

You are amazing!!! The strength you have is just remarkable! I wish you the BEST of luck on this new exciting journey and I hope that your little one is in your arms very soon!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/5/12 1:34 PM
 

Otherme
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

Jackie
Wow
I wish you guys the best of luck - i think its fantastic that you're doing this and that you have such a supportive DH to be by your side through all of this. This long and arduous journey will ultimately give you what you both desire so much, so it doesn't really matter how you get there, only that you do.
Best of luck to you both!!
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Posted 1/6/12 5:16 PM
 

Jen2999
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

I have taken a bit of a break from LIF but I always come on here and read updates.

I am so happy that you are able to pursue this option. I am sure that it is not something you ever thought of, but in the end, you will get your baby and you are someone who truly deserves that moment....... I can't wait to hear all about itChat Icon

Posted 1/6/12 8:19 PM
 

BaseballWidow
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Re: And the road goes on ... (**my long update**)

This is a very exciting update! I am so happy for you and DH that you have an alternative option to all of your pain and loss. All I can say is your resolve and strength are amazing and that your children have one exceptional mamma!

Posted 1/6/12 9:54 PM
 
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