A few years ago, when we decided we wanted children, we started researching what the possibilities for gay men were. We become then, intentional dads. During this search, we visited and contacted more than 20 agencies and clinics in three different continents. It's a jungle out there!
We knew we were going to find the right agency to work with, so we never gave our hopes up, and boy we were right: when we first talked to the agency and the clinic in Bogota, Colombia, we knew we have found our match!
After a few calls and information exchange per e-mail, we were off to Bogota for an entire week. During that week we signed the contracts directly with the clinic; met and signed the contract with the surrogate; we got all the medical tests, left our sperm samples, talked to the psychologist, the lawyers, the embryologist and the director of the clinic. All in 5 days! We were exhausted, but when we left Colombia we were sure we were coming back to complete our family .
Why did we choose Colombia?
Because surrogacy processes for gay men are legal. Because the clinic offers a program that's ethical, professional and affordable, compared to many other countries. Because it is a beautiful place to visit, it is a country that's re-inventing itself and people are simply the kindest in the world. We're so happy our children will be linked to such a beautiful culture. The area in Bogota where the clinic is located and where we stayed (Usaquen) is beautiful, green and spacious. There's lots of restaurants and shops to buy everything we needed for us and the baby. And we discovered the best sushi restaurant, that very conveniently, delivered to our apartment very often.
The surrogacy journey is intense. We could not have prepared ourselves well enough for what came our way, but we are grateful to have the amazing staff and doctors that helped us though the entire process.
We were very happy with this program and with the clinic. That's why we decided to accept their invitation and become their ambassadors in Europe. We will be contacting and answering questions Intended Parents, like you, must have. We will also screen these intended parents to make sure they are a good match for this program and then refer them to the clinic.
We look forward to work with gay men around Europe and support them in growing their families!