I must admit that I was never in favour of going the Agency route primarily because the laws in Canada are so gray with regards to surrogacy that there is much room for abuse. Agencies to date are not regulated and are not bound by any privacy or ethical considerations. This makes me feel very vulnerable.
There are days when I feel the cost of having a child is too much..and I am not referring to the finances of it but the emotional costs...the dozens of BFNs, the overload of medication, the arguments about fertility and the list goes on.....
Then I wonder, why me, why us...why is it so hard for some of us to get pregnant and others not. For example today I am at the pharmacy buying yet another pack of pads after another failed attempt at babymaking. A woman walks up and stands in front of me blocking my view..it's only 8:30am so I mentally tell myself ignore the rudeness and move on...suddenly she decides to share with me about her incontinence..." now that I am pregnant when I cough or laugh I have leakage so I need some maxi pads" I offer my congratulations on her pregnancy and move along, happy to be away from the overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke and BTW she was 7 months pregnant.
Meanwhile I am taking vitamins, yoga, broccoli and all things healthy....but still barren.