Friday, March 16, 2007

Anyone Feel Like Being a Donor?

I need a uterus...

Just one...

Nothing fancy, special, not satin-lined or with chrome detailing...

It's just too freaking expensive...

I may never be a father...

I put myself through this at least once a month. I search the web, find surrogacy sites, look at prices, options, egg donors, uterus donors (and "donors" is the key word; when was the last time you "donated" something for a fee?)

It's a lot to ask of a woman, granted. I don't begrudge the fees in that way, I suppose... The medical, psychological, emotional implications of going through 9 months of pregnancy to give your child to another couple... I get that. But when was the last time money made an emotional decision better? It seems to be all about the money... And I think, would I actually want someone so hung up on the cash to even have my child?

I have had wombs offered. But there's always a catch, some clause, something I just can't seem to live with--one of the most extreme was that we would have to raise the kids vegan... I live on hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and chicken--are you kidding me? Two others who offered didn't even have viable ovaries--i.e., their tubes were tied, and if I would be willing to pay for the untying of their tubes... And how is this a money saver?

I'm not a rich person--I'm your average, hard-working American, making a decent, though hardly abundant wage. It pays the bills. It doesn't leave much for much entertainment or luxury, but enough to have fun...

And we certainly have the love, the support system, and the desire...

I just need a uterus....

I suppose I could take my chances with the lottery... Or go vegan... Or hope that someone would find it in the generousness of their heart to just... do it...

Sigh. Something that 51% of the world has...

Let's assume 30% of them are in working order, most likely--most certainly an underestimation... And not one of them will have a child for under $20,000? Not including medical, legal, psychological, and "agency" expenses? Seriously?

It's cheap in India, but they mostly only do business with straight couples of Indian descent... Russia is cheap, too, but also very iffy in success rates... The U.S. does more of these than anywhere else--but, unlike every other technology that comes down the pike, this one isn't getting any cheaper... Why is that, anyway?

Anyone have $30,000 to $40,000 just laying around, not have much use for, and would like to make one man's happiness and dreams come true? Eternal gratitude a given...

I'm asking for a huge sacrifice from someone, that I know... I get that... Perhaps if I had a uterus, I would view this whole thing differently, who am I to know? I just want a child...

I've always wanted a child, as long as I can remember, fatherhood was always a huge dream of mine, of raising a little me...

I know, I know, adoption and foster parenting are there... Also very expensive, in case you were wondering. Plus, as a certain someone works with troubled youth all day long, the last thing they want to deal with is more troubled youth when they come home... Long story, short pier, but that's the gist. And I understand that as well...

But it's all so very frustrating, you know?...

I'm off to find a happy thought...

If, in some whacked-out, Twlight Zone-ish place n the world, you are reading this and happen to have $30,000 to $40,000 laying around, send me an e-mail... If you happen to have a uterus you aren't using, and wouldn't mind making a wonderful donation to a great couple in Eastern PA, also drop me an email...

But I won't hold my breath...

Perhaps I'll go hold a PowerBall ticket...

4 comments:

FCSuper said...

I would volunteer mine if I had one...wait, no, if I had one, my fiance would demand I have her kids instead of her having them. Nevermind. hehehe

Darkmind said...

9 months worth of IV nutrients + 9 months rent on a storage garage + a bit of moral and ethical flexibility = DONE DEAL! BWA HA HA HA!!!

Sylvia said...

Wow, Ja...don't know what to say to this one. Wanna babysit my kid??
I love you! Keep your chin up.
Sylvia

Jason Hughes said...

LOL! You guys are the best!