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May 4th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Has anyone considered or tried gestational surrogacy (using your own embryos)? Dh and I have been discussing this route, we were also thinking of adoption but Dh really wants to try for a genetic child. I asked the recurrent miscarriage dr about it in passing and she said that it might not work because our problem might be a genetic one (one that doesn't show up through karyotyping). Overall, it's a tough decision because of the fact that we don't know what's causing my RPL and we don't know if taking my body out of the picture will help. I just feel like we need to try something different.
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May 4th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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I'm not sure I could justify spending the money on surrogacy. However, I may feel differently if we didn't have a biological child already. Adoption is in my future. Not so near future. And it really doesn't matter to me if we get an infant, toddler, child, or anything. I just want to eventually add more to my family. Since my body won't do it, I'm happy to welcome any child into my family that needs a home.
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May 5th, 2011, 07:21 AM
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It was never something I strongly considered, though I do think it's a beautiful thing. For me it was a little heartbreaking to imagine someone else carrying my child. It's not for everyone, but again it's a beautiful thing for those that are comfortable with it.
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May 5th, 2011, 08:03 AM
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I haven't because carrying the pregnancy hasn't been an issue for me. But I think I agree I think it's a beautiful thing for those who do need/ do it.
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May 5th, 2011, 01:57 PM
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not yet, but we'll see what the future holds. I did offer to be a surrogate to a family member who had multiple miscarriages when I was 19, but the age requirement is much higher where I lived (28+).
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May 5th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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We have never considered it but then we had/have two children before our losses. I am not sure if I could/would do that before adoption. I think it is a beautiful gift of life and have thought if I had an easier time with pregnancy it would be wonderful to help others. I hope it works out for you one way or the other.
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May 5th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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It's in the back of our minds. We have a couple of offers to be one for us. So, we won't have to pay an agency. Just do some simple legal work & what not.
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May 5th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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I would be a surrogate if I could, but I don't think I would have gone that route. There is an amazing thing with it. I love that the option is there! I am also a potential egg donor. My SIL offered it to me when we were having issues so it is something that I thought of, but found it wasn't for us.
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May 6th, 2011, 05:48 AM
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We've also had a couple of people offer to be a surrogate for us. But like you we don't have a cause. In fact, we've been told it's likely a genetic issue that didn't show up on karyotyping. Therefore, we've decided that it's not for us. That and the fact that I would have a hard time trusting anyone else to carry my baby and care for it the way I would during those 9 months.
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May 6th, 2011, 01:00 PM
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I have thought of it, but the only person who I would trust to carry my baby (my sister) already told me she would never do it. It definitely is a great thing that the option is available for people.
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May 8th, 2011, 08:18 AM
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I would do it, and I have considered it.

I adopted older children and that was a wild ride and if I knew then what I was really getting into I think I would have passed on the oppertunity. Andrew was 5 1/2 when I got him and Tyler was 2 1/2. I didn't get them at the same time.

If you do have an oppertunity to adopted older children keep in mind that a child who has had a stable consistant bad parent for the first four years is better than a toddler who has been passed around.
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May 11th, 2011, 06:50 AM
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It is very expensive to get a surrogate, but I believe that it is up to each individual. Be prepared for a lot of ups and downs, and make sure you trust your surrogate. Good luck!
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May 11th, 2011, 08:01 AM
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I would for sure use one... One of my good friends that currently lives with us, that I have known for years, and was my maid of honor at my wedding offered to surrogate after she has her first child (she isn't married or TTC yet so probably a couple years) I am gonna do EVERYTHING I can do first... I will see many RE and and have more miscarriages before I'll just let her carry my child... But yes if I can never carry to term I would take her up on her offer. That's what friends are for.
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