After many years of trying to have a baby, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 2012. My husband and I went through a successful round of in vitro fertilization to freeze our embryos before I underwent chemo and radiation to knock out the cancer.
After my last treatment in June of 2013, we were unfortunately left knowing that I would never be able to carry a child. My brother’s beautiful wife, Jordan—my sister-in-law and Angel on Earth—came to us and offered to carry our baby. Through many happy tears, we accepted.
In December 2008, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl for a couple. Their baby. Grown in my great uterus. (Dr's words... not mine!) It was the experience of a lifetime. One which changed the fabric of my person. I'm embarking on the journey again, this time for two dads....more
Theresa Erikson hired gestational surrogates abroad (to avoid certain surrogacy laws in California), transferred embryos to their bodies, and when they passed the second trimester of their pregnancies, she found prospective adoptive parents for the to-be-born babies, telling them the babies were planned for intended parents (that is, the people who hire surrogates to bear their children) who had since backed out of the surrogacy arrangement. (Just to clarify, there were no original intended parents. The gestational surrogates were literally bred to provide healthy infants to a hungry adoption market.) When the babies were born, they went to these “new” parents to the tune of 100 to 150 thousand dollars....more
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