Surro-What? Have you ever felt like you have been handed a pile of cooked spaghetti with super-glue as sauce and been told to untangle the noodles? That is kind of what we felt like the first time we sat down to try to think of everything that we needed to consider for our surrogacy contract with our Wonder-Surro. Read on, there will be a downloadable checklist available to help you navigate these waters. How many embryos are all parties willing to transfer? How many times? What hospital will the delivery be at? Who will be allowed in the delivery room? And that is some of the easy stuff. Here are some hard questions; Who will hold the baby first? What if maintaining the pregnancy causes imminent danger to the gestational carrier? Will the intended father wear a Sriracha shirt for delivery? Okay, so maybe that last one isn’t nearly as difficult, but you get the idea. For as beautiful and selfless and miraculous as surrogacy is, it is equally invasive and stressful and confusing. Candace and I learned tons going through our first surrogacy that led to our amazing Jellybean blessing. Now, as we are staring down the cliff side of a second surrogacy, we are hoping to use some of what we learned before and have learned since. One of the most important things to consider is that communication is key and the surrogacy contract (or generation of a contract) is a great vehicle to really turn over any stone you can think of before taking the first steps on the path of surrogacy. For example, do either you or your gestational parents (uh-uhm this stuff affects the husband of the gestational carrier as well) have specific dietary restrictions or wishes? Maybe your surrogate only ate sturgeon caviar during her previous pregnancies and will not carry for you unless you provide the same. Maybe you want your surrogate to only eat food each day that starts with the letter of that day. Regardless, now is the time to discuss these things and make sure that all involved parties are on the same page. Below are a few items that seemed particularly unusual for everyday consideration but may be extremely important and relevant for a surrogacy contract.