Sunday, February 21, 2016

Life as a Dada & Papa

It's been a long time since writing for this blog.

It's been early two years and a half since Ali, our beautiful girl, was brought to our lives on August 1, 2013.

Two and a half years later our lives have transformed for the better since having Ali as a part of our lives.

What a joy she has been for us.  Always laughing, smiling, kissing and hugging.

We also bought a home, a beautiful bungalow home, so we're nearly complete.  We're now hoping to have another child, a brother or a sister for Ali.  I always believe in the strength of siblings.  Both of us grew up with siblings and now I want the same for Ali.

More later -

Dada & Papa

Monday, March 4, 2013

Beautiful Cards/Gifts!

Thank you dear family & friends - you know who you are.  Since we formally announced that we are expecting we have received cards & gifts.  One wrote a beautiful note and a part of that note we became particularly attached to was, "becoming a parent is to decide to have a piece of your heart running around outside your body for the rest of your life."

How true!

We also learned that a cousin of ours is also expecting - October - and this means we will have two family members close in age - now how can you just beat that?!?!?!?  So thrilled for our cousin.

Love -

J & J

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On December 10, 2012 we got the following email from our doctor with the agency we work with:


We got your reports just today morning.

I am happy to inform you that you are pregnant.  I will ask my team to send you correct values.


Warm regards

We could not believe the news!  We returned on the 26th of November.  

Emotions ranged from being exhausted, irritable, anxious, optimistic and what not.

Once we heard of the news we cried tears of joy.

This could have not been possible without the love and support on behalf of our family and friends.


J & J

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hello Everyone

Our names are J & J.  We have been married for almost 2 years this October.  We've been together for nearly 10 years after we first met in 2002.  One of the things we both have been passiionate about is to have children.  

Little did we know until recently the outrageous costs associated with either adopting and/or surrogacy.  We have decided to proceed with surrogacy given the legal complications and what not with adopting.

We chose to go with an agency for surrogacy after intensive research.  We felt not only would we benefit from having a child or children through this agency but both the egg donor and the surrogate would also benefit from us participating with this agency.  We have heard nothing but positive things about the agency we are utilziing.

The total costs involved with surrogacy (inclduing egg donor, surrogacy, agency fees, travel, and what not) is approximately 25k-30k.  In a perfect world, if we could raise the neccessary funds, both of us could become biological fathers (which is our dreams) but we would gladly settle for one of us to become biological father.  What matters is the opportunity to become fathers.  The costs plus the reputation with the agency we are using were the deciding factors for us to proceed with this agency.  The agency was kind enough to provide us with referrals whom we did contact and all said nothing but wonderful things about the agency.

In reality, all the support you helped contribute will go to our child(ren) that you helped us to have.  One day we will share with our child(ren) that it was you that helped make it a reality.  I also hope you understand our reasons to keep our personal information confidential due to the nature of society and for our child(ren) to have as much as a normal life in its' future.

Help us be able to one day hear from our child(ren), "I love you two!"


J & J