A year ago my husband and I were not yet married, but were getting ready for our wedding social. For those of you reading this who are not from Manitoba, a 'social' is a fundraising event with a silent auction, drinks and dancing. Not everyone has one for their wedding, while some people have them for other reasons. Ryan and I have considered having one of these to raise money to help us pay for the costs involved with surrogacy. We aren't sure if we are going to do this, or when if we do. But it is definitely a thought and a possibility, which is exciting since our wedding social was so much fun and a huge success!
Although I have stated many times already how not ready we are, there have been a few new developments in our little life concerning a baby. There is only one infertility clinic in all of Manitoba, and though I was confused when I first started researching surrogacy, I have realized that I am going to need their help in many ways. To get an appointment with someone at the clinic, you must first be referred by either your family doctor, or a specialist. Once you get a referral, it generally takes 3-6 months before your very first appointment. From there, it can be a short time or a long time until a baby is created, depending on many factors individual to each family.
I met with my family doctor to discuss this. We had a great talk, and she gave me a lot of good information. But because she doesn't know all the ins and outs about my heart condition, she recommended I get the referral from my cardiologist.
My appointment with him is coming up soon, and I am excited....but very nervous.