Hi Friends! Below you'll find the theatrical trailer for the HBO documentary Google Baby...
Now, let me tell you why this is interesting.
So a good friend(and client) comes in to the Salon the other day...blah blah blah...we're chatting like normal...blah blah blah...and I mention to her that I'm starting this blog, and she gets super excited. She loves Henry and I, and she's just sure that we'd make fabulous parents.
But that's what everyone who loves us is going to say!!!
I love it!
A quick aside...you all will never know what the positive statements and the well-wishes coming to us from people in our world mean...
So back to this conversation with our friend...she's just seen this documentary on HBO called Google Baby, and says that we must check it out.
So I did...I Googled it.
Now, of course, she'd explained to us what this documentary was about, and that peaked my interest. Come to find out that the movie is all about outsourcing surrogacy to India.
Yes. You heard me right. Outsourcing.
I haven't seen it yet, but I will.
I did, however, check out the company that's profiled in the film and to paraphrase, yes...they are outsourcing the surrogacy process in order to cut costs. I'm not sure if it's common knowledge(and everyone always says, "You guys should totally use a surrogate!"), but it can be super expensive!!! To the "tune" of $150,000 expensive!!!
I checked out the company at TAMMUZ.COM.
The company's owner(a gay Israeli who went through the process if surrogacy, and did spend the aforementioned wads of money with his partner), lays out a pretty upfront personal statement face-front on the company's website. It also goes into some brief explanations about costs, donors, the surrogates, etc...
So I filled out an information request form, and we shall see. But from the information I found on their website, they can cut the cost of having a baby using an Indian surrogate in half(and maybe more) depending on what "plan" you choose.
Yes, I said which "plan" you choose!!!
I have to say that not spending the amount of money you could buy a house with just to have my dream of having a family come true is appealing. The possibility actually amazes me. It makes me excited. I have always wanted this, but it does make me a bit uncomfortable on a couple of different levels.
Maybe I'll discuss those a little more at length when I learn more about the company and it's methods. I'll let you all know when I get whatever information that they send my way.