Thursday, July 31, 2014
We received the contract today form India. As we start looking it over some things stand out immediately. It is longer than expected - 39 pages in total. The paper itself has a bit of a purple hue to it - not quite the stark white office paper that we're used to. Instead of a staple, paperclip or metal fastener the contract is instead held together by some sort of string tie.
We also see that our surrogate and her husband "signed" the contract via a thumbprint rather than by a signature. They live in New Delhi and are 32 and 38. Not too young, not too old. I notice that our surrogate's thumbprint is about the size of mine - she has small hands like me. I wonder what this surrogacy and money will mean to them. Will they buy a house? Put their kids through college?
We start reading through the details to make sure that everything looks correct. We have already spent a significant amount of time educating ourselves on surrogacy and the terms of a surrogacy contract and everything is in line with our expectations.
We then headed over to the bank to sign and get this notarized. It is official - we have a surrogate.