IVF Journey: Moving Forward at a Fast Pace

My IVF Journey Update:

We were able to visit the fertility clinic in Bangkok today and were very impressed with our trip!  We met with a very helpful nurse, Sue.  We also talked with the doctor.  He was very kind, and made us feel confident in the process.  He even mentioned that he had a surrogate ready for us if we needed!  To tell you the truth, I feel a little overwhelmed.  On one hand, YES!, a surrogate already ready, a doctor we like, and a clinic with helpful and kind staff!  But, on the other hand, is this moving too fast?  We were not prepared to start the process this trip, nor did I take enough time off work.  After my husband and I talked it through we decided that we think we want to go for it.  This just seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up.  I’m off to send my boss an email asking for additional time—wish me luck! It all just seemed meant to be so we were just going along with it.

 
 

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Jeenan is remembering back on her international journey to share her story with Global IVF’s visitors. Therefore, the timing of blog posts does not match the actual timing of the journey. Thank you for following Jeenan’s journey. -The Global IVF Team

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2 Comments

  • Morris

    My wife and I have discussed about surrogacy options for many weeks, obviously with a lot of question marks behind our thoughts.. How will a couple be able to fly out the baby once its born ? What about the paper work ? and what if surrogacy is illegal in your country ? Will you have to adopt your own baby in order to bring him/her in ?

     
  • Global IVF

    It’s a good thing that you are thinking very carefully about surrogacy – it is not a good idea to jump into it without fully understanding all the implications and aspects. If you live in a country where surrogacy is illegal (Italy, Germany, etc), your best bet is to try and do it in the United States– that way your baby receive an American passport . You see, there are a few issues here… If your own country doesn’t allow surrogacy you want to make sure you have a birth certificate with both the IPs names on it and you get a passport from the US to travel home.

    For example, let’s say surrogacy is illegal in your country (Germany) and you go to a country where the laws are not clear cut (India) you may then have problems getting a passport from either country for your baby. The embassy may require that you do blood tests to confirm the child is biologically related to both of you. Or they can deny a passport altogether since you have done something your own country deems illegal. This has happened to several people in the past and their stories can be found all over the news. Your baby is then basically without ‘a country’. Before you decide where to go for surrogacy, you should make sure to find an attorney to speak with in your own country so that you fully understand what may or may not happen if you have a child abroad via surrogacy. It is also a good idea to work with a local facilitator/medical tourism company – especially if you are planning to do surrogacy in Thailand or India. Where do you live?

     
 

 

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