I have been emailing and speaking with C for a couple of days and we both feel as if we are so perfect one another. Each of us has the support of our family and friends and feel that God has brought us together in such a special way. I truly am honored to be able to carry and nuture their child for a short time. I don't think better parents could have found me.
The next "phases" of our journey is the contract phase. Experience from other surrogate mothers tells me that this is one of the most stressful times, but a necessary evil. I am so thankful to have a wonderful agency to walk me through everything and guide me in my decisions. They have been terrific from the beginning and I can't say enough good things about them. After this phase is complete, my next step will be to fly to New York (I know, right!) and meet the parents in person, undergo psychological testing, blood testing, and receive information and meds to begin the cycling process. After that, I will fly back to New York for the tranfer of C&M's embryo. Prayers up now for a smooth transfer and positive pregnancy!
I wish I could tell you all how ecstatic I am about this. I was somewhat dscouraged after being told I would be a hard match, and had resigned myself to learning patience through this. To my amazement, doors opened so easily and I'm already looking forward to the end, when C&M have their baby in their arms.