You start out by doing a ton of paper work and interviewing. You have surrogacy on your mind all of the time. Then, there comes a point in time where you wait.
You wait to find those intended parents who have the same values as you. You wait to find those intended parents who want to work with you. You wait to find those intended parents you want to work with. You wait to find those intended parents you're compatible with.
You wait to be matched.
During this waiting process, a lot of times you forget you're a surrogate in waiting. You work, you raise your kids, you fix up your house - you simply live life.
Then, without much notice, you get a call that intended parents have viewed your profile and want to meet you. Now, you're back to constantly having surrogacy on your mind again...but you realize you didn't find *those* intended parents and you go back to waiting.
Phil and I have always had the mindset of, "if it works out, great but if it doesn't, that's okay" and I think that mindset is what has gotten us this far in the process.
...til next time.