So, last Friday, 1/13/17, Mariah and I had our 1st Skype interview with both Jane (remember this is her disguise name) and Jennifer. I am happy to announce that it went very well. Jane is an amazing woman with so much strength and I am blessed to have met her. The interview was actually pretty comical as all ends were having technical difficulties as Skype was only showing certain ends of the live video footage. I either could not see Jane or I could not seen Jen or Jen and Jane could not see me. However, in our 15 to 20 mins of effort we finally were able to get it to where all parties could see each other and it was good to go. It was a great feeling to have finally met Jane and was able to put a face with her name. As I thought the first Skype interview would be awkward, it was surprisingly not. We hit it off right from the start. Jen would address some concerns that Jane had and I would answer and then Jen would address some concerns that I had and Jane would answer. Then Jen would sit back and just listen to Jane and I chat about, what seemed to be a lot in a nutshell, life. Jane was curious as to why I was interested in being a surrogate mother and what led me down that path. I explained to her my concepts and the reasons behind becoming a surrogate (which I can address this in a separate blog if there are request). Then I explained to her my few adventures in different surrogacy programs before I was led to Colorado Surrogacy. Jane then asked me how I handle pregnancy and how it was for me. I told her the truth as my pregnancy was not very eventful. I did not have any issues with being nauseated in the first trimester. I told her my biggest hurdle was being tired in the first trimester. This led me to tell her the day I gave birth to Lexie. I told her each step by step of a pretty accurate time frame of what happened when and how it happened. She just sat there smiling at the camera as she listened to the story. In the middle of me telling my story, it was found that my charger to my computer was no longer working therefore my computer was not being charged this whole time, my computer died. So I quickly got my phone out and got Skype back up and running. Luckily, we did not have any connection issues and everyone could see each other. Once I got Skype back up, I finished my story. It was great.
We talked about so many things. We did bring up the topic of my blogs and her identity. She wants to be anonymous and I respect her wishes on that. She did tell me that I can say a little about her so my readers kind of know a little of who she is. She is an East Indian single intended parent. She attempted the dating life and as she has had a few successful long term relationships, it just did not turn out in the end. Now, time had escaped her as she is in her early 40’s and she is left trying to figure out how to have a family as she always had dreamt of. She works as an attorney, what kind I did not think to ask. Her father and other siblings are all doctors of different care. She is a very smart woman as she has two degrees; one in law and the other in microbiology and chem. As we have already learned from previous blogs, she lives in California. I am sure many are wondering what led her to the path of surrogacy. Due to her age and some previous health issues it has left her with the option of adoption (which she looked into) and surrogacy in order for her to have family of her own. Due to recent health issues, she did harvest some eggs of her own. Unfortunately, something went wrong and only 5 of her genetic eggs survived. So, now she has 5 eggs in hopes of having a baby this is genetically hers. With knowing this, she has already taken the time to find a back up egg donor that looks like her just in case the 5 eggs do not take. In my eyes, she is amazing already just because she truly just wants a family even if it is not genetically hers. She deserves this more than anyone I know. I truly hope for her sake, that between the process and my body, her genetic eggs take. Jane is a very family oriented person and I absolutely cannot wait to be able to give her the family she deserves.
Unfortunately, I had to cut the amazing Skype chat short due to the fact that I had to get to work. However, before we ended it Jen told us she would contact both Jane and I to see if we both wanted to move forward after the phone. As soon as I ended the phone call, I got on my phone and text Jen that I wanted to move forward with Jane. Jen responded back telling me that Jane felt the same way. So Jane and I did not even given Jen a chance to recollect after the video.
That same night Jen informed us that she was going to be sending my records to Janes other parties medical department. Jane had a outstanding party outside of Colorado Surrogacy to help Jane with her journey on finding the right surrogate. This program is called CCRM. CCRM and Colorado Surrogacy work together when requested by the IP. So now we wait. We wait to see if CCRM is happy with my records and if they feel that Jane should move forward with me or if Jane should look for someone else. CCRM uses quite the magnify glass when reviewing potential surrogats for their IP’s. Jen sent the records that Friday night so CCRM would have them Monday morning. I just got a email from Jen today, 1/19/17, requesting more medical records for CCRM. After a little discussion back and fourth, it was discovered that CCRM had all records and there is nothing more to be given. Jen told me it was normal for them to request more information. I am just worried that CCRM does not have enough info to move forward with me or at least the information that they do have is enough for them to be happy with moving forward with me. So we just keep waiting and jeep waiting for replies. It could take up to another week for CCRM to decide if I am going to be a good fit for Jane. I just hope the wait is worth it as Jane and I are already very excited. I want to talk to Jane and get to know her better, but I am afraid if I am denied for her that we will both get our heart broken. So right now I am keeping my distant on messaging her until I get more information that it is good to go. Positive vibes for Jane and I are totally accepted as this waiting game is a pain.