The skype call went very well and we have all decided to move forward together! I will not use full names for privacy reasons or if they tell me it is okay. E and R have been together for 25 years!!! E is an investor, R is a physician. They live in Argentina! Wow! How is that for exciting?! I had a wonderful journey last time and expect I will again. I like to make my life as interesting as possible. I think working with an international, gay couple will definitely keep things interesting! :) I am excited about moving forward. The next step is medical and psychological screening. I am waiting for contact information so I can schedule an appointment.
I did a skype call last night with the prospective couple. They were nice. I liked them. They were just like I thought from their profile and pics. We will see if they want to move forward. I prefer to meet people in person, but due to distance, this will not work for the time being. I like that the technology is there to do video calls, but it is hard to feel natural and totally comfortable using the video call. I will let you know more details later. :)
Hi. My name is Carla. I am married to Brian. We have been married almost 10 years. We had 3 children in 2.5 years: Gareth (6-06), Zane (9-07), and Iris (1-09). Brian works as a web programmer. I used to be a social worker for people with developmental disabilities, but now stay home with our children.
In June 2009, we moved from a nice, cookie cutter subdivision to a humble, little, farm house, on 10 acres, in rural east central Illinois. We are interested in living a simpler life moving towards self sufficiency. We are interested in homesteading, gardening, beekeeping, and atheism/secular humanism/skepticism. I am a crafter of all sorts of creations - love to sew and quilt, and have many other interests, including weaving, pottery, painting, scrapbooking, among other things.
Our family feels complete - we are very done having babies for ourselves! My husband had a vasectomy to ensure that we would not be surprised with another baby.
I started thinking about becoming a gestational surrogate during my second pregnancy. The feelings I had did not fade, so here we are now. We were lucky enough to conceive quickly/naturally and have "easy" pregnancies. I have friends and have read about many people that have fertility issues and it does not come so easily for them. It saddens me that they can not fulfill their dreams. I was able to help a couple complete their family, delivering a baby girl, in December 2011. I am now on my second and final journey, helping 2 men from Argentina become daddies, with additional help from an egg donor.
Feel free to ask any questions. I tend to be an open book as long as there is genuine, sincere, respectful interest.