How do you feel about being matched with a single parent (male or female)?
I dont have any preference, I feel this does not determine who should be a parent.
How do you feel about being matched with a same sex (gay) couple or individual?
I have no preference, again I dont feel that this should determine who is or is not a good parent.
How important is it for you to become matched with a couple or individual who
shares your same religion/religious beliefs?
It is not important to me but I do feel that we should share the same goals for this process.
How do you feel about working with someone who already has a child verses someone who has no children? I have no preference.
When considering a couple, are you open to working with a couple/individual who resides outside of the Southern California area (someone who might live out of theState/Country)? Open to any
How much contact or communication are you looking for from the couple/individual during the pregnancy and what type of contact do you prefer (example, in person, accompanying you to your appointments, telephone, email, combination)? I would like to stay in touch, regular communication by email and phone is fine, it is not necessary for the parents to attend all my medical appointments.
How much contact are you looking for following the birth of the child and what is the main form of preferred contact (letters, email, telephone, in person)? Whatever everyone feels comfortable with. I am open to any.
How would you feel about pumping breast milk if requested by the Intended Parent(s) following the birth of the child(ren)? I am fine with this!
Regarding the embryo transfer procedure, what is the number of embryos you feel most comfortable with being transferred to your uterus? Whatever is medically appropriate
Understanding that in an IVF procedure, there will be generally more than one embryo transferred to your uterus to help maximize the chance for conceiving a pregnancy, are you comfortable with the possibility of carrying twins?
Yes, of course!
Are you comfortable with the possibility of carrying triplets?
I would prefer to carry no more than twins.
What are your feelings on Fetal/Selective Reduction (if your attending physician determines it becomes medically necessary to reduce (terminate one or more fetus(s')) to a safe number for example reduce from triplets to twins etc. if it was recommended to provide a safer environment for yourself and the remaining fetus(s') and/or to save the pregnancy from risk of miscarriage etc.? I am open to this if this is medically necessary.
What are your feelings on terminating a pregnancy for medical reasons (for example, if the child was found to have an abnormality that would affect his/her quality of life and/or pose risk a greater risk of death or suffering following the birth, or if your life was at risk)? I feel this should be the parents decision.
Do you have any special requests or other desired criteria you would like to add when considering working with a couple/individual? No, just am excited to get started!