Mandy and I got our sailing orders, so to speak; we will be flying on the 15th to California to meet the Growing Generations staff in person. This is cool for many reasons; firstly, the children will be with my parents, so we will be able to really focus on the situation. Secondly, I have never been to Cali, save one time that I was running through LAX like a banshee, so the climate will be a new experience for me. And thirdly, one of my best friends from high school lives in Long Beach, which is not a far throw at all from where we will be visiting. So there is a lot to look forward to other than the actual reason for the visit.
Oh yeah, about that. WE'RE GOING TO DO IT!!!! I already knew that, but every successive step makes the reality a little more concrete, with a little more paperwork and more people involved. I have only been lightly involved up to this point, interjecting my opinions and wisdom where asked, but this will be my first chance to really experience these personalities up close; these people who have been personally touched by the experience of surrogacy. It should be an enlightening experience, to say the least.