I just received word that we already both have lawyers lined up and ready to represent us! It's amazing how this all comes together so nicely, especially when working with an agency who has professionals that know the in's and out's of surrogacy!
For those who do not know this part of the process, we have a contract drawn up between us so that there are no misunderstandings along the way. It lays out everything from start to finish. I do not recall even referencing my first one, however, after it was signed! As long as you're in agreement to start, it is relatively easy to navigate.
The lawyer in Minnesota also draws up the PBO (Pre-birth Order) that allows Tommy & Hanne to get their name on the birth certificate and take home their bundle of joy!