Friday, June 28, 2013

It's Official!

I have finally gone through all of the pre-screening and screening to either deny or approve me to become a surrogate mother. In the beginning I was a little nervous because the military lifestyle can make things kind of difficult. But after a few bumps in the road I was approved. I looked at a few different agencies and for personal reasons and a few legal reasons I decided to go with the first agency I applied with.

Getting this letter was an amazing feeling. The process took a few weeks to get all the paper work sent in and approved. I had to sign lots of documents and they needed my previous pregnancy/delivery records. My military clinic also gave us a little bump in the road. You have to have an OB Clearance form signed and my doctor would not sign it. I was a little upset at first because I thought it would be a big issue but thankfully it was not. Adam and I both had to talk with a social worker on the phone to make sure we were both okay with certain things for the surrogacy and I am a little surprised how well Adam has done with all this. He has been such a great support. And I think he is as excited as I am about this journey. Now all I have left is the MMPI and then we should be paired. The MMPI from what I've read is just a bunch of questions and you answer true or false. I'm not really nervous about it but just nervous about the awkwardness haha. I will be on a skype chat with the psychologist during the test and they pretty much just watch me while reading and answering the questions :) once we have our first skype session with the kids and are matched for sure then I will start including the kids in the process. I am hoping that during the surrogacy that Brett and Brynna are able to meet the IP's(Intended Parent's) and hoping it will help them understand a little better. For now this is my only update. I'm so ready to give yall the update that we have been matched haha. To keep the identity of the IP's Private I wont be giving out their names, I will give them a nickname. But thats all for now.


A Little Bit About the Moreno Family.

This is my first post so I will tell you about my family and then I will start blogs about the surrogacy.

My name is Kayla Moreno. I'm a 23 year old born and raised in Texas. I was born in Wylie and lived in Garland then moved to Ennis(tiny town) whenever I was 4(ish). I lived in Ennis my whole life until my husband(Adam) joined the military. I have 4 brothers(2 half brothers and 2 step brothers), my mom, my dad, and my step dad. I'm very close with my family and enjoy seeing them and spending time with all of them.
My town was so small that we only had a few elementary schools but once you got out of elementary school you were with the same people from there on out. EVERYONE in our town went to the same junior high, and high school. So I met some great friends in 3rd-4th grade and have pretty much been friends with the same people ever since. I graduated high school a year early and started college right away. I ended up putting college on hold because at that time I wasn't focused on college like I should of been. I was focused more on my family plus I honestly wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do.

We have two wonderful children. My son who I had while still in high school. Which was my reason for graduating early. Once I found out I was pregnant I did everything I could to finish school as soon as possible but I knew I did not want to drop out or get my GED, I wanted my diploma. And with the help from mine and Adam's family I was able to accomplish that. And we also have a daughter which probably added on to why I wanted to stay home instead of go to college. I do plan on going back to college in the next year or two. I will start out with a few online courses and then once both kids are in school I will also go to college and do classroom courses instead of online.

My husband and I started dating while we were both still in high school. We did things kind of backwards. We had 2 children first and THEN got married haha. Things weren't always roses and butterflies, we had our ups and downs. We ended up having a 6 month break up and that was probably the best thing for our relationship. Once we got back together our daughter came along. Now that we have decided that our family is complete I started looking into surrogacy and brought it up to Adam. At first he was against it but once we really started to talk about it and he realized that I was really passionate about it and it was something I really wanted to do, he opened up some. We slowly started talking more and more about it and he came home one day and said "lets do this. I'm on board, you can be a surrogate and I'll support you 100%." And he has really been supportive and open about it so far. We haven't told the kids just yet I have debated about telling them now or waiting until we start the process with (IP's)Intended Parents. And we decided that it'd be best if we waited until we got paired with IP's just so we'd be able to put a face with the explanation.
If my blog gets more popular and people start asking more questions then I will do another question blog or about me bog or something like that but most of the blogs will be updates about the surrogacy and what all is going on through the journey.