Now, I think I have officially seen it all. Oprah today is all about US couples traveling to India to hire Indian surrogates. You may be thinking a few different things:
a) Michelle, how is it, exactly, that you are watching Oprah?
b) Seriously, people hire women in third world countries as surrogates?
c) see question b).
First things first–it is nap time and it is blissful. If we play really, really hard, MAM will take a short respite in the afternoon. AFM, of course, sleeps on demand right now. Sometimes I get a lot done. Some days I get sucked into Oprah.
Now onto the show. For less than $10k, you can fly to India, go to the fertility clinic, create an embryo and hire a surrogate to carry your child. Everything happens in India–the surrogates stay at the clinic at the beginning and end of the pregnancy, the money is life changing.
It’s all still sort of spinning in my head. I’m going to go on the theory, that just like when we sat in that adoption orientation meeting so long ago and felt a wave of peace rush over us, that must be what it’s like when someone finds out about this option that might work for them.
So far, the phrase that pays, “rushing that sperm on a rickshaw brings you closer together, I’m sure….”