Category: Surrogacy Stories

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A Friend Becomes A Gestational Carrier For A Family Desiring Another Child

Julia and Lee Newton faced one of their darkest moments when they realised they couldn’t have children without life-threatening complications. Julia had her first child, a daughter named Emily, in 2007, but the pregnancy led to the development of an Rh incompatibility, which caused her body to create antibodies that would attack the blood of...

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How Important Are The Husbands Of Surrogate Mothers?

Any guy who supports his wife through a pregnancy can expect a major reward: a baby. His baby. But what happens when that child actually belongs to someone else? One man share’s his family’s journey to help another couple have a baby and his wife’s brave choice to become a surrogate mother. How could a...

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Infertility And Surrogacy – A Surrogate’s Tale

My surrogate journey was simple. It was a calling. Something I felt in my very core I wanted to do. People think I’m crazy and that’s OK. I actually had a dream I delivered twins when I was going through an infertile time myself. When I awakened from the dream, I knew this was something...

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A Surrogate Mother Shares Her Perspective On Surrogacy

What is gestational surrogacy? Detailed information about Surrogate & Surrogate Pregnancy Written by Ryley of That’s My Family Blog: Today I am 7 weeks pregnant. Ultrasound pictures are held up with letter magnets on my fridge. My calendar is splattered with OB appointment reminders every week. But this baby isn’t mine. This baby belongs to...

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A Surrogacy Story From Mary

The name Mary F. Magness sounds like the name of a saint but she isn’t—not in the typical fashion. She does have saint-like qualities in that she offers the gift of parenthood to couples who are unable to conceive. Mary is a 31-year-old surrogate mother who lives in Santa Clarita, Calif., just north of Los...

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Surrogacy – A Single Man Chooses Fatherhood Via Surrogacy

Louis DeFilippi and his daughter Anna enjoy Lincoln Center in New York. He decided to have a child with the help of surrogacy when he was in his late 50s. Louis DeFilippi does not care much about labels like “single dad.” If DeFilippi is a symbol of anything, it is simply that of independent thinking....

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Intended Parents Surrogacy

A Message From Wendy: “Intended Parents Hiring Two Surrogates” What may be expected when IPs hire two surrogates? A new trend on the rise seems to be IPs hiring two GCs at a time.  The reason for this is that some IPs know that they want a larger family but do not want the risk of a woman...

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A Surrogacy Story: Making History for Same-Sex Couples (Part 2)

 Making History For Same-Sex Couples: Jennifer Menges, 33   Click Here To Read Part 1 of Jennifer’s Surrogacy Story At 39 weeks, they all showed up at the hospital for her c-section. “One of the fathers was totally freaked out and didn’t want to see blood, I think, hoping he could just look through a...

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A Surrogacy Story: Making History for Same-Sex Couples (Part 1)

Making History For Same-Sex Couples: Jennifer Menges, 33   In 2005, Jennifer Menges was a stay-at-home mom, raising her three children in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Through a parenting website, she had met another mother who had been a surrogate for a family, and was now trying to get that child back. “I was absolutely...

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Jennifer and Sarah’s Surrogacy Story (Part 2)

Click Here to Read Part One of Jennifer and Sarah’s Surrogacy Story   After getting the go-ahead from the therapists and a clean bill of health from the doctors, they did embryo transfers and Jennifer got pregnant with twin girls. “I had already carried my own twins, so I knew the challenges [of being pregnant...